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Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection Anything related to keeping your Camaro clean and in good cosmetic condition.

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Old 07-13-2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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Tree Sap

What to use?
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:40 PM   #2
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:42 PM   #3
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That was fast. Thanks, I'll give it a try tomorrow. Parking under trees sucks. You get leaves, sap, bird poop, sticks sometimes, etc.
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:01 PM   #4
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After you use it wash the spot with soap and water.
Don't get the wd-40 on any trim or rubber parts.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:09 PM   #5
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Why would you put WD40 on your paint!!?? It contains chemicals commonly used to remove paint, stain, etc.

After you wash it use a clay bar. It will probably do a better job and leave your paint intact.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:12 PM   #6
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Just dab some of your car soap on the area where the tree sap is and let it sit there for a few hours then wash it off. This has worked for me in the past, the soap loosens up the tree sap off of the paint so that you can just wash it off like normal.
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Why would you put WD40 on your paint!!?? It contains chemicals commonly used to remove paint, stain, etc.

After you wash it use a clay bar. It will probably do a better job and leave your paint intact.
One of my best friends is a detailer for 25 years. I thought he was crazy too,but it doesn't hurt the paint if you wash if off after you remove the problem. Just don't use it on the trim or rubber. Also works great to debage a car. And by the way there are alot of chemicals used in automotive products used detailing that are worse for a cars paint.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:16 PM   #8
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Just dab some of your car soap on the area where the tree sap is and let it sit there for a few hours then wash it off. This has worked for me in the past, the soap loosens up the tree sap off of the paint so that you can just wash it off like normal.
one of the worse things you can do is put soap on a car and leave it there.
Talk about spots that are hard to remove.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:18 PM   #9
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Tree sap can also be removed by using a water-soluble paint brush cleaner. A common household solution is bacon grease or lard. Just rub it on, and off comes the sap. To get tree sap off of your hands, simply rub mayonnaise on them and wash it off. To remove tree sap and other substances, you can use common solvents like lighter fluid, rubbing alcohol, WD-40 or even Skin-So-Soft bath oil.
You're right cool man!

http://www.usautoparts.net/bmw/repai...g/tree_sap.htm

I also think a quick clay bar on the spot would take it right off.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:35 PM   #10
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:51 PM   #11
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The outdoor cover probably if you can't chop it. And cleaners as suggest.

Then you get the fun task of hand washing a giant car cover in a bucket outside (washer would tear it up I fear).
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Your right Vash, Chain saws do the best job. You don't even have to lay a hand on the paint.
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Old 07-14-2009, 09:07 PM   #13
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I've used wd-40 on my Chevelle to remove tire rubber behind the rear tires after a day at the drag strip worked great and no harm to the paint. I used quick detailer after the wd-40.
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Claybar definitely did not do the job.
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