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Old 05-30-2012, 02:04 PM   #1
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Tree sap on viynl strip

Hi guys, I noticed I got some tree sap in my vinyl stripe in my hood and I wanted to know a good way to take it off. Please make sure it won't mess it up though since I know the vinyl and regular paint react different to certain chemicals.
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Hi guys, I noticed I got some tree sap in my vinyl stripe in my hood and I wanted to know a good way to take it off. Please make sure it won't mess it up though since I know the vinyl and regular paint react different to certain chemicals.
Have you tryed your basic car wash soap?
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Goo gone I heard works good. They sell it at any auto parts store in the car cleaning stuff.
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Re: Tree sap on viynl strip

Rubbing alcohol works the best of anything I tried. Never hurt my vinyl but you could do a wipe with water to be safe right after.
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I get tree sap on mine everyday ( dang tree!!!! ) I take my car an use the spray wax and the car wash then the spot free rinse after that and I'm good to go.
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Thanks guys I'll try the running alcohol and if that doesn't work I'll try the goo gone. Also I have already washed it but it's still there which is why I made this post, lol.
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Make sure you have a good wax job applied to your car. I live in Texas where the sun can beat the heck out of a paint job. My 02 eclipse paint job still looked new after 10 years. Waxing does also help with tree sap and bird poop. That stuff will eat thru the clear coat on a car.
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That's good to know I live in Florida so that's good to know. Do you recommend any wax brand? Is mothers any good?
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Maguires gold class is all I use! Great stuff!
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Maguires gold class is all I use! Great stuff!
+10000000 been using this for years I don't buy anything else, awesome wax !
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+10000000 been using this for years I don't buy anything else, awesome wax !
Its the best
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I had 2 years of dirt and tree sap stuck in my paint when I bought my stang and I think the best way to get it out is just to get a buffer and buff it out. Thats IMO
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Be very careful using alcohol.
It strip the wax straight off your car: I used it to polish up my faux gas cap and it stripped my paint where it dripped.
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