How do I clean dried pine sap off my car, without damaging the paint?
Pippa Kay from Hampshire UK
I just successfully removed 1-1.5 year dried sap on my silver-colored car. What I used:
- Murphy's Oil Soap.
- a small wooden spoon (that was already saturated with oils - basically, I wanted a smooth, wood spoon that wouldn't scratch)
1) Rainy day. Wax is a little soft (if at all possible).
2) I rubbed a lot of the oil onto the dried wax.
3) After 5-10 minutes, I rubbed it with a cloth. Then I used the wooden spoon scrape off the dried wax. Worked like a charm. The paint didn't come off. The wax came off like hard dried candied syrup.
After most of the wax came off, I rubbed the oiled cloth into the bits of dried pieces and they came off. I did this on the headlights as well and it worked well.
I had about 20-30 spots of dried wax (with a few bubbles of hard wax). (11/22/2009)
Checked today on your site for removing pine sap. Tried the alcohol as suggested. Removed sap build up from last summer, no damage to the paint. The greatest. (12/22/2009)
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