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Sap Removal
updated: May 15, 2014, 10:23 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

I recently parked under a pine tree at a friend's house and with this heat, sap dripped all over my car! Any suggestions for sap removal - there are hundreds of droplets all over the roof and hood of my car! Thank you!

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 COMMENT 519115 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-15 10:31 AM

There are products made for just such a thing (sap, road tar, bug doo). Ask at the auto parts store. They should be able to help.

 

 COMMENT 519125 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-15 10:46 AM

Sap removal? Divorce him! Ha, just kidding.

Try nail polish remover or WD-40

 

 COMMENT 519126 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-15 10:46 AM

There's no need to go buy specialty cleaning stuff. You can use any type of inexpensive kitchen oil (I use olive oil that's gone off), a soft cloth and some elbow grease to remove sap. Make sure you do it quickly, preferably in hot weather, or it will harden and dry and you'll have to scrape it off with a credit card. Also it will ruin your paint and windshield wipers if left on for long so I'd remove it as soon as possible. And be sure to clean your windshield wipers with alcohol afterwards, otherwise they'll degrade from the oil.

 

 COMMENT 519127 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-15 10:46 AM

Oh dear that happened to me. It is very difficult to remove. You might want to take it to a detail shop after you try the tar / sap removal products which didn't work for me.

 

 EDHATBARBARA agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-15 10:59 AM

Goo Gone

 

 COMMENT 519138 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-15 11:12 AM

It's been a while, but I seem to recall that I once got pine sap off my car with a paste made from baking soda and water. I'd be kind of afraid to use any petroleum-based solutions for fear of damaging the car's finish.

 

 COMMENT 519140P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-15 11:16 AM

Don't use solvent, nail polish remover or baking soda - they will mess up your paint. I would try vegetable oil or mineral oil first and if that doesn't work, go to the auto parts store for a specialty product.

 

 COMMENT 519142 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-15 11:26 AM

Denatured Alcohol

 

 COMMENT 519146 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-15 11:29 AM

Dish soap...let it sit for a few minutes. Use a rag to apply and scrub. You get a good workout and wash your car in the process!

 

 COMMENT 519163 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-15 12:27 PM

I wouldn't hesitate to use mineral spirits or WD40. Denatured alcohol if the surface isn't hot. I'd stay away from nail polish remover that contains acetone.

 

 COMMENT 519170 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-15 12:46 PM

TurtleWax Bug & Tar remover.

 

 COMMENT 519175 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-15 12:54 PM

Johnson's baby oil... works great on tar. Turpentine is best pine pitch solvent but test it first on the edge of the painted surface to see how it effects your car paint.

For poultice method use talcum powder instead of baking soda.

DO NOT use nail polish remover as it is a general paint remover.... it removes all forms of paint: oil base, enamel, lacquer, acrylic etc etc.

 

 COMMENT 519197 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-15 01:44 PM

Now throw a bunch of feathers on your car.

 

 COMMENT 519397P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-16 08:06 AM

I went into the carwash on Milpas and they did a beautiful job removing the sap and waxing.

 

 COMMENT 519441P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-16 09:47 AM

Mother's products are very good too-- at any auto parts store.

 

 COMMENT 519442 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-16 09:52 AM

Kerosene -- It's surprisingly gentle and nourishes paint.

I removed duct tape adhesive with it once.

 

 COMMENT 519535 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-16 02:15 PM

197: HAHAHA! As stupid as this sounds, I just want to remind you that whatever solvent you choose, please do NOT use a scrubby sided sponge on the paint... I did that once and ruined a paint job. ONE time was enough. I'll never do that again!

 

 COMMENT 519537 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-05-16 02:19 PM

535 - I did the same thing once without thinking trying to get some tar off. Took it to a detail shop and they were luckily able to buff it out.

 

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