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Old 11-12-2009, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default How to get sap off my paint?!?

I was getting my truck all nice and clean for the Huntington Beach, Cali meet. As I was washing it I noticed a big spot of sap. About the size of a quarter..

What ways is there to get sap off? I've tried a few on another vehical and it didn't work very well and it started digging into the paint.

So, what ways have you guys tried to get sap off without hurting the paint?

I don't know how it got there. I'm in the desert, no trees in my yard.. But I need it off!

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Fire and hair spray!
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I am not certain about large drops of sap but I have used clay bar to remove small dots of sap. The size you would get if you parked under a pine tree.
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and if it dont come off you can just tell everyone that your truck has a mole haha
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i know pinesol works with washing sap from clothes but i dunno abt paint...
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Warm water and dish soap. Use a quality sponge, or microfiber cloth.
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Warm water and dish soap. Use a quality sponge, or microfiber cloth.
yep, that will do it, just remember, dish soap will strip any wax off that is on there so wax it after you get the sap off. the wax might even help the sap from sticking the next time
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Cool thanks guys. I'll try it in the morning.

If not, then it'll be a mole.. LOL.
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Clay bar. Go to your local autoparts store and get one in the detailing section.
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What is a 'clay bar'? I've heard of it..
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