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Old 05-31-2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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Tree Sap

Drove my Box to the Golf course a few days ago and parked under some big pine trees. I went to wash my car today and found a few spots of tree sap. Any suggestion on getting it off. I have just tried to scrub it off but there is still quite a bit left.
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Old 05-31-2006, 06:15 PM   #2
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Drove my Box to the Golf course a few days ago and parked under some big pine trees. I went to wash my car today and found a few spots of tree sap. Any suggestion on getting it off. I have just tried to scrub it off but there is still quite a bit left.
Hi,

Get some PrepSol, available at any Auto Parts or Auto Paint Supply. It's purpose is to de-grease prior to painting and it will remove Bugs, Sap, Tar all without hurting the paint or having to go all Ahhhnold on it. Hope this helps...

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Old 05-31-2006, 10:34 PM   #3
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You can also try Dawn (or any degreasing dish soap). But it will strip off the wax as well so you'll have to reapply.
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Old 05-31-2006, 11:42 PM   #4
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Claybar usually works for me.

I get out a small spritz bottle of 20% Optimum Car Wash, 80% distilled water, clean the area as much as i can (and also to cool the sheet metal)

Then gently run a polyclay over the afflicted area to remove as much as possible, failing which I will apply a dab of Meguiar's Scratch X or Menzerna FP II and a good dose of elbow grease

This is then followed-up with a re-application of Finishing Touch Glaze (Klasse AIO also works), 2 layers of Full Molecular Jacket (FMJ), then 2 layers of either Menzerna's High Gloss Acrylic Shield (HGAS) or Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze (HGSG)
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Old 06-01-2006, 04:26 AM   #5
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Claybar usually works for me.

I get out a small spritz bottle of 20% Optimum Car Wash, 80% distilled water, clean the area as much as i can (and also to cool the sheet metal)

Then gently run a polyclay over the afflicted area to remove as much as possible, failing which I will apply a dab of Meguiar's Scratch X or Menzerna FP II and a good dose of elbow grease

This is then followed-up with a re-application of Finishing Touch Glaze (Klasse AIO also works), 2 layers of Full Molecular Jacket (FMJ), then 2 layers of either Menzerna's High Gloss Acrylic Shield (HGAS) or Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze (HGSG)
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Old 06-01-2006, 09:17 AM   #6
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ghoonk,
where do you buy high end detailing supplies in Dubai?
I know there are TONS of nice cars driving around there but it
soo hot and dry. Are there car wash wash places? The automatic kind?
How about I move there and open up my own detailing shop with
my Porter Cable polisher? You think I would get a few Sports cars and Mercs?

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Have you tried FK 425? Someone who will remain nameless just stole a bottle from my car.
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