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Tree Sap on Paint?

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    Tree Sap on Paint?

    What is a good product to remove tree sap without damaging clear coat paint? I get it from an oak tree next to my driveway. Thanks.
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    yea id like to know the same thing...its already starting to get to my paint. also i heard that on alot of fbodys (mine included) that if the paint gets to heated up sittin in the sun the paint will actually bubble up. now i could be wrong, but ive heard of it on another site and i have some of those little bubbles.

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    Clay bar would be my first choice be sure to keep the area really wet even wetter than you normally would with a clay bar, then 100% pure eucalyptus oil and wd40 all work.

    And yes tree sap can mess up your paint especially if its in the sun alot. I have a spot on my drivers door where sap was and it has left the paint all wierd looking.
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    WD-40 to get the big glob off. then clean it up with the clay bar.
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    ya but the thing is i dont think hes going to clay bar his car everytime he gets sap on it because if hes parked next to a oak tree everyday......

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    claybar. then find somewhere else to park

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    clay bar it for now and possibly look into a nice car cover 2 keep it off the car

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    clay bar it for now and possibly look into a nice car cover 2 keep it off the car
    good idea. car cover would be the way to go. and definitely get that s**t off your car soon. You don't want it messing up the paint.

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    Years ago when I worked in a Body Shop, the first thing we did was wash down the area we were going to work on with good old plain water to get the sap off. Wax/grease remover doesn't get it off...Laquer thinner doesn't get it off... just plain old water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtotabob View Post
    Years ago when I worked in a Body Shop, the first thing we did was wash down the area we were going to work on with good old plain water to get the sap off. Wax/grease remover doesn't get it off...Laquer thinner doesn't get it off... just plain old water.
    sorry man water dont work.....neither does good old fashion elbow greese lol.....

    When u use wd40 do u have to claybar it right after?

    What about with eucaliptis oil?

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    NAPTHA. Wont damage your paint - just make sure to wash it off afterword and rewax that area as it will strip off your wax. I use it a lot on all of my cars I've had. Started using it when I realized dried tree sap wouldn't come off with the other products for sap removers, etc I had tried. We got a lot of the stuff sitting around since my dad owns a guitar company.

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