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Old 01-25-2016, 07:22 PM   #1
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I parked my car under a tree...

So I parked my car under a tree for a day and this tree s*** got all over the trunk. Any advice on how to get it off? I tried scrubbing the hell out of it when washing it but no luck.

I don't know what kind of tree it was in case some of you ask.

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Bug and tar remover. Also try magic eraser. Don't worry, it won't scratch the paint.

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Damn. That almost looks like someone ashed their cigarette over and over and over again on your car.
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Bug and tar remover. Also try magic eraser. Don't worry, it won't scratch the paint.

Non 🍼and non 🌽fed. I $uck!

I'll try this tomorrow. Thank you.


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Damn. That almost looks like someone ashed their cigarette over and over and over again on your car.

Yeah it sucks lol hopefully I could get it all off


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Mine looked like that too over the summer. I had to use a clay bar to get it off.

For my issue, bug and tar remover did nothing.
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The last time I got sap on my car, it took me half an hour of gently using a clay bar. It will come off. Just be patient.
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A little bit of diesel saturated on a soft cloth, will melt the stuff right off, then wash car. Diesel will not hurt the paint, just leaves an oily residue. We live under a bunch of Doug Firs and Oaks, at certain times of the season it can be a mess. Gone outside and the car will have a yellow fuzzy coat on.
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Mine looked like that too over the summer. I had to use a clay bar to get it off.

For my issue, bug and tar remover did nothing.
The bug and tar remover is a hit or miss!

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Old 01-25-2016, 09:57 PM   #10
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+1 on the clay bar. Had similar contamination on an F150 I had and it removed it. Best to clay the entire surrounding surface/area and not just the affected spot. Do remember to wax the area immediately after to protect the paint.
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Clay will for sure get it off.


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I went to You Tube for this problem on my wife's car. One video recommended WD-40, which quickly and easily dissolved and removed the dried sap. I also used it to get tar off the fender of my Mustang. Presto, off immediately, and no harm to either finish. Just spray it onto the sap and gently rib off with a soft cloth. You can wax over if you're concerned about the finish, but the WD-40 really did no harm.
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Hi, My daughter visits all the time,every time her car is covered with pine sap. This is the worst sap to tangle with. Years ago I found Goo Off, this stuff is lethal to sap, glue, adhesives of all types. Just dampen a clean cloth, and wipe it right off. Don't douse the car and leave it ! This stuff is very strong, the smell will take your breath away. Just don't scrub it, a little elbow grease is all it takes. Comes in a bright yellow can with red letters. It's never harmed the paint on the cars I used it on.
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I agree with the Goo Off.
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I went to You Tube for this problem on my wife's car. One video recommended WD-40, which quickly and easily dissolved and removed the dried sap. I also used it to get tar off the fender of my Mustang. Presto, off immediately, and no harm to either finish. Just spray it onto the sap and gently rib off with a soft cloth. You can wax over if you're concerned about the finish, but the WD-40 really did no harm.
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Yep! WD-40 works great, can't believe I'm the only one to use diesel though. Just like WD.
Very safe and no work, just melts it and wipe off.
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Yep! WD-40 works great, can't believe I'm the only one to use diesel though. Just like WD.
Very safe and no work, just melts it and wipe off.
Thought you old timers used Mystery Oil for everything. JK(I'm older than you.)
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I use Marvel Mystery on my old arthritic joints!
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Thanks for all the recommendations, everyone. I'm finally going to have some time off tomorrow to tackle this issue.


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Remember the longer you wait the more the possibility of stain.. I have used Diesel on my cars for many years. Make sure you wax your car afterwards.
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Light rubbing compound will work
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I personally would not use rubbing compound on clear coat.
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They do make compound that is clear coat safe ..Used it before with no problem
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They do make compound that is clear coat safe ..Used it before with no problem
Meguiar's makes one.

http://www.meguiars.com/en/automotiv...bing-compound/

But then again, it shouldn't take a rubbing compound to get this out.
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WD-40 and some elbow grease seemed to do the trick. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone!


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Thought you old timers used Mystery Oil for everything. JK(I'm older than you.)
i might be older then you at 68 .yes we have used MO on almost everything! 4 qts of mystery and 1 qt of 30w helps clean up a sludge'd motor. helps a old 4 speed shift easier, great for noisy door hinges
then MO is almost like atf which works just as well most of the time
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