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Old 11-12-2010, 11:27 PM
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So I have seen a few posts about products that help with bug gut removal...but not tree sap. Where I live in Virginia Beach, we always get sap "droplings" on our vehicles. My wife's 2008 Aspen is the worst because of where she parks in the driveway. I've tried a few products from Turtle Wax and a few others you find at Auto Zone or the equivalent, but nothing really works. So...your thoughts? Is there one that does both? I have a lot of work to do when I get home from deployment so I am prepping now! Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!!!!

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First of all, thank you for your service

sorry to hear about the trees sap & bugs
you might think about a product manufacturer that many members use to clean their fuel system, SEA FOAM products
they have a solution for bugs too http://www.seafoamsales.com/bugs-b-gone.html

I have read that tree sap can be removed by
mayonnaise
acetone, which is nail polish remover
PB Blaster or WD-40
isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) on a soft clean cloth

try on a small area first, or better yet on something like a bbq lid that has been exposed to the sap
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I've used WD-40 to good effect... you just have to re-wax after as it does strip the wax.
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yeppers, you are right there

here one way that i found after posting above
first of wash the area with soap & water, so that you get rid of any dirt that you don't want to scratch the paint while trying to get rid of the sap

1.Cover the tree sap with Bug and Tar Remover. This can be bought at your local auto parts or hardware store. It normally comes in a yellow and black spray can. Make sure to wipe down any access drips on the paint.

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Immediately after applying the Bug and Tar Remover, cover the spot with plastic food wrap. This will give the solvent time to soak into the sap without drying out. Let sit for 10 minutes before continuing.

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Remove the plastic wrap and rub the soft sap off with your cloth in the same direction. Avoid wiping in a circular motion as this will spread the sap around.

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Clean the spots where the sap was with soap and water. If you had wax on it before you will need to re apply a new coat.



Read more: How to Remove Tree Sap From Your Car Without Damaging The Paint | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5322108_remo...#ixzz158mNBjJ3
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So I have seen a few posts about products that help with bug gut removal...but not tree sap. Where I live in Virginia Beach, we always get sap "droplings" on our vehicles. My wife's 2008 Aspen is the worst because of where she parks in the driveway. I've tried a few products from Turtle Wax and a few others you find at Auto Zone or the equivalent, but nothing really works. So...your thoughts? Is there one that does both? I have a lot of work to do when I get home from deployment so I am prepping now! Thanks in advance!!!!!!!!!!!

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Stoner Tarminator is designed for sap, tar, and bug removal. It actually reminds me of bug and tar remover my turtle wax, but is a little more effective. If it is stubborn, a clay bar would be another option. Assuming you have very small amounts, or shallow amounts versus globs of it, a clay bar will remove most of it. To prevent future problems, it would be advantageous to clean the surface with the tar and sap remover, and wash it well with dawn or another stripping agent, followed by a durable wax. That will make future sap removal easier if the surface is waxed and you remove the sap shortly after you notice it. Sap can also stain the paint, so a mild polish may be in order
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