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Re: Anyone know the best way to remove tree sap off of your car? (RyanYerico)

Clay bar maybe? It takes off all sorts of junk if done right...
 

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Re: Anyone know the best way to remove tree sap off of your car? (carreragt7)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Clay bar maybe? It takes off all sorts of junk if done right...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1 if that doesnt cut it try goo gone
 

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Dawn dish soap wash + Clay + Wax<p>Either way, it's absolutely imperative that you wax after clay as it strips everything off down to the clear coat.<p>You shouldn't need a polish just yet.
 

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Only use goo gone if you're trying to remove sticky residue from removing badges or something like that.<p>Clay should take care of it just fine. I've done it to a ~8 year old car that's never been waxed and it took everything right up.
 

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Re: (BtownVolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BtownVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Dawn dish soap wash + Clay + Wax<p>Either way, it's absolutely imperative that you wax after clay as it strips everything off down to the clear coat.<p>You shouldn't need a polish just yet.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Clay doesn't strip anything, your dish soap does.
 

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<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> Oook Lets get technical<p>Use the dish soap to strip the car down to the clear, then use the clay to lift the tar, tree sap, bugs, overspray, whatever...
 

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Re: (BtownVolvo)

How long has the tree sap been sitting on your car?<p>I regularly get that and I always remove it immediately before it eats the paint. What I do is soak a paper towel in water and put it on top of the tree sap. Then I pour more water over it and let it sit there for a minute. Then just very carefully wipe it off... and it comes right off. <p>Ok... I know using a paper towel isn't very friendly for the paintwork... but I just don't want to get it on my cloth because it's difficult to wash off...
 

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Re: (BtownVolvo)

i tried clay before, it just moved the sap around and dulled the paint a bit.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ewizzle</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i tried clay before, it just moved the sap around and dulled the paint a bit.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I'm sorry then you're doing it wrong. Get a better quality clay and do it in <b>smaller sections</b> because it sounds like you're just doing a huge area and smearing it around. Do it over again if it's thick.<p>If you're paint is dull then polish it.
 

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Re: (shagginwagon)

Yeah I know epic fail right? <p> Ugh, I guess I'll attempt at it again. I was just using water and soap as lube.
 
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