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Tree sap

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Any good tips to remove tree sap?? I got the most of it out but can see it in certain light still
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Heres a pic
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90% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) takes it right off. Use soft paper towels. June
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June wrote: Tue May 22, 2018 5:41 am 90% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) takes it right off. Use soft paper towels. June
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abscate wrote: Tue May 22, 2018 7:06 am
June wrote: Tue May 22, 2018 5:41 am 90% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) takes it right off. Use soft paper towels. June
Mike tells me he uses a screwdriver on your car, June...
Paper or screwdriver on the paint is more or less the same ;-)

Soften it with whatever but then wash the car properly with a microfibre wash mitt instead of dry rubbing the paint.
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abscate wrote: Tue May 22, 2018 7:06 am
June wrote: Tue May 22, 2018 5:41 am 90% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) takes it right off. Use soft paper towels. June
Mike tells me he uses a screwdriver on your car, June...
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Rattnalle wrote: Tue May 22, 2018 7:34 am
abscate wrote: Tue May 22, 2018 7:06 am
June wrote: Tue May 22, 2018 5:41 am 90% isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) takes it right off. Use soft paper towels. June
Mike tells me he uses a screwdriver on your car, June...
Paper or screwdriver on the paint is more or less the same ;-)

Soften it with whatever but then wash the car properly with a microfibre wash mitt instead of dry rubbing the paint.
I think the word "soft" was overlooked. The alcohol melts the sap and if you don't absorb it in something like a towel it will smear a film soap and water will not remove. I have used those soft blue paper shop towels and had no problem.

If you use your wives good towels out of the kitchen or bathroom, when the alcohol dries the sap will ruin the towel. Worse would be to try to wash the sap out in her washing machine and dryer. Therefore throw away paper towels are best. June
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1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
2004 S80 T6 dealer stock car and current car owned
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Warm it up first? Hair dryer?
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rguzz wrote: Tue May 22, 2018 5:16 pm Warm it up first? Hair dryer?
No, the alcohol just melts it away. Now here in Florida the climate is naturally warmer. June
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1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
2004 S80 T6 dealer stock car and current car owned
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Re: Tree sap

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I used this brand called tarminator to grt it off initially. Now theres just some little smear marks kinda left there.
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