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We were "rained on" by a newly trimmed pine tree. Not much seemed to work and the sticky gunk got everywhere!
This combo worked effortlessly:
Tree sap is essentially a wax. To remove you need a bucket a couple of squirts of washing up liquid rubber gloves a sponge and hose. The water in the bucket must be very hot this is to melt the sap (wax). Apply the mix with the sponge have the hose running and hose it off immediately. It is that simple.
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How do you safely remove pine sap from cars without damaging the paint?
By Amanda from TX
I tried tea tree oil. It did not take it all off so I tried goo gone for tar. No pressure was needed just a swirling with my finger til I could feel it was gone.
i used gasoline on a rag.
Can anyone tell me how to safely remove tree sap from my car's finish?
By CLAIRE from Chicago burbs
Wash vehicle with a quality car soap and dry. While the vehicle is in shade or another cool place, use isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) on a soft clean cloth. Use a generous amount. Wipe over the sap using very light pressure. If you use too hard of pressure, dirt encased by the sap may cause scratches. Follow with a cleaner wax.
Have to say, rubbing alcohol works magic. I bought both that and Goo Gone (for cars).
How do you get sap off a car?
By Lena C.
Rubbing alcohol and a q-tip. wet the q-tip with rubbing alcohol and rub the sap until it lifts off. follow up with by waxing the car with your favorite wax.
Do not use fingernail polish. It will strip the paint.
I have some tree sap on my car hood and would like to remove it. Any suggestions for doing so without ruining the paint?
By Rose Smith from Malvern, PA
Tea Tree oil dissolves pine sap, spruce sap. It's safe enough to use as a mouth wash and will not harm your wax or paint.
How can I remove the sap that has fallen on top of my car?
By Jesse B.
There is a product at the hardware store called "goo gone". Self explanatory.
I just tried Goo Gone It doesn't work don't waste your money WD-40 works but it's a lot of scrubbing here's my take on it a lot of scrubbing with WD-40 but it does work
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How do I safely remove tree sap from my car?
By Argene from Blenheim, ON
I use Goo Gone. (05/20/2009)
Try Scott's Liquid Gold. (05/26/2009)
Regular Coca Cola will take it right off the windshield. I have heard Coke can mess up your paint, but I have not ever seen it do that. Good luck. (05/27/2009)
Before you try anything, use hand sanitizer that works great. And it's so easy, just wipe on and wipe off. (07/25/2009)
Tree sap is a wax. When you light a wax candle the flame melts the wax.
To remove with next to no cost you need a bucket, a squeeze of washing up liquid, boiling water (no it will not harm your paintwork) a pair of rubber gloves a sponge and your garden hose running. Put the mix onto the affected area and immediately hose it off. The sap will be gone. Its that easy and works.