Removing Sap from Windows?

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Our office windows are covered in small tar or tree sap spots. The spots are all over the windows along the side the parking lot. How can I remove them without spending hours with a razer?



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By linda (Guest Post)
May 5, 20040 found this helpful

use a petroleum based product, like goo-gone or oops, both available in mass merchadisers to take off sticky stuff. A single edge razor blade will take off most of the goo, then finish with product of choice. Hairspray, nail polish remove, paint thinner or acetone should work , too.

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July 12, 20160 found this helpful

Have you tried any or all of these products? and which one or ones were most successful ?
I even thought of using the spray that claims it's for ALL surfaces
I just don't want to scratch the windows.
Sure wish they would bring back good old Bon Ami.

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October 2, 20160 found this helpful

My house windows have big trees in front of them, got a film all over one cleaner will not renove it, the window looks dirty all the time.

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November 10, 20170 found this helpful

Bon Ami is still easily available. google it.

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June 10, 20180 found this helpful

Hi. I was have the same problem!!! I used Brillo !!! It doesnt scartch the glass and my windows look brand NEW!!!

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By (Guest Post)
June 10, 20051 found this helpful

I used an ice cube and a paper towel.... it freezes the sap and the edge of the cube makes a nice 'scraper'...


Use a clean piece of the paper towel to lift off the frozen sap pieces and continue until all sap has been removed.

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August 3, 20171 found this helpful

Ice cube technique worked like a charm on outdoor glass-top tables, and no scratches. Brilliant!

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August 25, 20170 found this helpful

OMG thank you! I sat on a bench that had sap on it. I was able to work the sap out of my jeans with an ice cube!

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August 10, 20050 found this helpful

I'm looking for any tips on removing tree sap from windows. Window cleaners don't work. Thanks!


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August 11, 20050 found this helpful

the petroleum idea is correct. however, the purest form works best, i.e. gasoline. sure it smells horrible, and i would wear gloves, but, it never fails to remove tar from my car.


if you're not thrilled about this option, try WD-40 first. it should have the same effect but will require a little more elbow grease.

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By Wendy (Guest Post)
August 13, 20050 found this helpful

I read somewhere that toothpaste works on hands. Maybe it would work on windows too.

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By Peaches (Guest Post)
August 19, 20050 found this helpful

purchase some Kerosene from your hardware store,or a tar remover from your automotive store.both works beautiful

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July 16, 20170 found this helpful

i have a real problem, Iv been scrubbing restaurant windows for two years. on three of the windows their is dried pine sap on the windows.
my boss claims he had specialist out there and they could not get it off. so what should i do? my boss told me to use hot water with a
scouring pad. should use rubbing alcohol to get the job done, or the boss gets mad at me. or because i just to show him that there is another way and risk my job i like?

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By Michele (Guest Post)
November 23, 20050 found this helpful

Tonite I had gunk on my window which had sap like consistency. After I scraped it off with a razor blade I cleaned it with nail polisher remover - worked great!

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By Barbara (Guest Post)
January 4, 20061 found this helpful

I use straight rubbing alcohol on sap that comes from Cedar trees on my wood floor and on my car windows.

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By Amanda (Guest Post)
September 27, 20060 found this helpful

I just bought a new car and i parked it under my tree at home. Well when i woke up the next day i realized that sap had dripped all over the windows, so i used a little bit of nail polish remover on a cotton ball, and wiped it really softly and it came right off.


Just be sure not to get any nail polish remover on your paint cause it will eat the paint. WORKS GREAT!

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By Alan (Guest Post)
June 2, 20070 found this helpful

I just used Spic & Span's Cinch Spray cleaner. I always use it to clean up the dinner table and it cleans the greasiest messes. It seems to be based on rubbing alcohol rather than amonia, and I love it, and the smell. I had pine sap on the car, Orange clean did not work. So I tried te Cinch to remove the sap, and it was amazing! It disolved it all instantly, even the big gooey drops (I didnt even use a razor blade). After, I tried it on the paint too - it cleaned it instantly, evaporated instantly, and did not harm the paint at all.

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By Happy again (Guest Post)
July 9, 20070 found this helpful

I just tried using straight rubbing alcohol. It worked GREAT!

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By Luke (Guest Post)
June 19, 20080 found this helpful

Rubbing Alcohol works great

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July 27, 20150 found this helpful

Okay tried the rubbing alcohol and it works just fine! Got if off the front windshield of my motor-home!

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June 15, 20160 found this helpful

Has anyone else tried hand sanitizer? I used it on a few small spots on my car and it worked. I saw this tip somewhere on the Internet.

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July 28, 20160 found this helpful

Because it has alcohol in it.

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