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Old 07-25-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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Pine Resin

Can anyone suggest a solution to removing pine resin from the top of our Airstream? We have tried a number of solvents with no success.

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Old 07-25-2009, 07:35 PM   #2
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Have you tried that bug off stuff you get at auto part stores.. It took the pitch off one of our cars...
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:45 PM   #3
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Simple Isopropyl Alcohol works very nicely! I have used it on my 1960 to great effect for the removal of pines resin as well as have read that many use it on painted vehicle surfaces.
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Also Acetone or Mineral Spirits should do the trick?
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Old 07-25-2009, 08:59 PM   #5
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You can go to your nearest Honda motorcycle dealer and buy a can of spray cleaner called Pro Honda. The stuff works amazingly well on removing tar so it might work on pine sap. For all the Harley riders you can also buy the same stuff, different name, at your local Harley dealer, but it costs twice as much.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:13 PM   #6
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Any ofd those things may work and I've used most of them, but that stuff can be real stubborn, and I use a tool I always have with me to help. It's called a fingernail.

WD-40 will take off duct tape glue and someday I'll have to try it on sap.

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Old 07-25-2009, 09:37 PM   #7
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We parked under a pine tree once....grrrr. Sap all over the truck and the trailer. Took the pine sap off with mineral spirits, it worked like a charm.

Speaking of duct tape.......someone mounted a picture to a friend's restaurant wall with duct tape. Would not come off without damaging the wall. A quick-thinking chef grabbed his little torch that he uses to carmelize desserts and heated up the tape. Came right off without a mark.
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Yes, WD-40 works great on pine sap - just used it yesterday...I sprayed a bit of the 'juice' onto a paper towel and it rubbed right off!
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Simple Isopropyl Alcohol works very nicely! I have used it on my 1960 to great effect for the removal of pines resin as well as have read that many use it on painted vehicle surfaces.
Make sure it is a high percent type of alcohol. I use it to remove glue and it will work just remember to get a high percent usually found at walgreens.
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Did you know that 'many parts of a pine tree ARE edible!
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Any ofd those things may work and I've used most of them, but that stuff can be real stubborn, and I use a tool I always have with me to help. It's called a fingernail.

WD-40 will take off duct tape glue and someday I'll have to try it on sap.

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Yeah but fingernails can leave those little 'swirl marks'!
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We use to use rubbing alcohol on our old classic cars. It dissolved the hard stuff very well.

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Yes, alcohol does work pretty well. I just grab a beer and tell my wife "there's some pine sap on the AS"! Problem solved!
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Whew....Was worried there...for a minute I thought you were using the beer to remove the sap. Around here we'd consider that alcohol abuse.
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