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Re: Tree sap

Post by Brianscott » Tue May 22, 2018 5:51 pm

The isoproply would take the smears out? I dont want to ruin the clear coat or something with that strong of stuff

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Re: Tree sap

Post by June » Tue May 22, 2018 6:00 pm

Brianscott wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 5:51 pm
The isoproply would take the smears out? I dont want to ruin the clear coat or something with that strong of stuff
Yes it should wipe right away.


I had some tree sap on the black on the driver's side door. It's from a pine tree and has been there for several months. The black decals around the windows is about to be replaced so I haven't bothered cleaning it off. The car has been through the car wash at least 60 times without removing the sap. Here is the photos I took which took longer than the sap removal. June
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My Volvo cars owned
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

Post by Brianscott » Tue May 22, 2018 6:08 pm

Ok sounds like a deal. I got the whole roof of my wagon to do yet still its got at least 100 spots of it.. was sitting for a while cuz had to replace the darn fuel pump lol

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Re: Tree sap

Post by June » Tue May 22, 2018 6:41 pm

Brianscott wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 6:08 pm
Ok sounds like a deal. I got the whole roof of my wagon to do yet still its got at least 100 spots of it.. was sitting for a while cuz had to replace the darn fuel pump lol
Back in the 90's I had a friend with pine trees over the driveway and my car back then would get bombed every time I went over. So I learned the 90% isopropyl alcohol trick as and it has always worked great without hurting the paint or a lot of elbow grease. It just melts away! June
My Volvo cars owned
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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