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2006 Audi A4 Quattro Question: How to clean tree sap off car?

 

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Ladybug Driver, V6, San Francisco, CA, March 11, 2009, 17:41
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Is there a solution for cleaning tree sap off of my car? I can't even scrape it off with my fingernail! I know this question is pedestrian for you experts, but thought you could point me in the right direction. Many thanks!

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    hemicuda March 11, 2009, 19:44
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    If the sap is on the windshield or chrome metal surfaces use a sjngle edge razor blade and scape it off slowly by holding the blade at a 30 degree angle, But if its on the clearcoat (painted surface ) you have to use soap and water a a lot of elbow grease.

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    Andy Y March 17, 2009, 13:45
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    I have used WD-40 and elbow grease with good success! That bug and tar (sap) remover just removed the paint, and not the sap, when I tried it

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    ToeTag January 25, 2010, 15:44
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    This is an easy fix. You do the same if your Dog / Cat get Tree Sap on them. Any good cooking OIL and a micro-fiber cloth. The Oil takes off the treesap like a charm.

    Cheers,

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    Visitor, April 19, 2010, 07:25

    tree sap is terrible stuff for your cars paint, If you park near trees put a car cover on your car, I got one from empirecovers. their light weight , snug fitting, and keeps the car a good 60 degrees cooler.

    http://empirecovers-review.blogspot.com

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