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Old 10-04-2019, 12:32 PM   #1
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Sap cleaning

Any suggestions on best way to clean sap off the exterior? Dos/don’ts...recommended products?

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Old 10-04-2019, 12:46 PM   #2
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I used denatured alcohol on a clearcoated car. It did a great job and didn't damage the finish.

Flood the area and don't rub hard.

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Old 10-04-2019, 01:35 PM   #3
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Hi

Turpentine is a solvent made from pine. It may work when other things do not.

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X2 on turpentine for pine sap
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Put Carl to work on it!!….
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When at Disney last year, the trees dropped their sap in several places on the Airstream. Very sticky and difficult to get off. I ended up using alcohol and micro fiber towels. Like previously mentioned, don't rub hard. Let the alcohol do the work. WD40 didn't touch it. My opinion. Mike
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Pine rosin

We recently came back from Florida and discovered pine rosin on ours. Looks like it baked on the skin. I also need help. Is plain alcohol ok or does it have to be denatured?
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Believe it or not, if you smear plain old peanut butter on a glob of sap, leave it awhile (even overnight) you can then (usually) simply wipe the sap/peanut butter off with a paper towel.

It works on cars, anyway...
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Hand sanitizer is what the pros use. It has alcohol but is thick so it stays on the sap. Leave it for a minute or two and wipe off. Works for cars and Airstream. Been using it for years and never damaged any finish.
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Believe it or not, if you smear plain old peanut butter on a glob of sap, leave it awhile (even overnight) you can then (usually) simply wipe the sap/peanut butter off with a paper towel.

It works on cars, anyway...
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What actually removes the sap in that case is the bear coming by in the middle of the night to lick it off

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WD40 works great and won't tarnish your finish. It also takes off road tar, grease, old dead bugs, anything your car or trailer pick up
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What actually removes the sap in that case is the bear coming by in the middle of the night to lick it off

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Thanks for all the suggestions. We’d try the peanut butter but for two things: were in bear country (!) and the only PB we have on hand is $5 jar. Carl bought GooGone to try.
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Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover. Haven't tried it yet on the AS but works on cars
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