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Old 08-03-2014, 07:59 PM   #1
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Tree Sap removal

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We have just purchased a new to us 1995 34' Excella. I have spent some time over the weekend washing the exterior, but noticed some Tree sap in certain areas. The PO did not have it stored under Roof. Just curious as to what others have found helpful in removing this annoying stuff. It is already hardened and not in a soft state. I want to use the best possible method so as not to scratch the exterior. Thanks in advance for all your help and ideas.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:19 AM   #2
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Rubbing alcohol works great.
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Dawn dish soap has worked for us. (Applied directly then wiped off with a wet rag.)
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Denatured alcohol, not rubbing alcohol.
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Thanks everyone for the helpful information. Much appreciated!
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Denatured alcohol, not rubbing alcohol.
Nonsense, rubbing alcohol is denaturred.
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I'm in the process of polishing my trailer and tree sap was the bane of my existence until I discovered that rubbing alcohol cuts right through it. Now I keep a spray bottle filled with it near at hand to clean off the sections I'm working.
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Many thanks, Racerx!
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We get tree sap on our cars. Thick and sticky is pine sap: needs a solvent like gasoline or mineral spirits. Thin and brownish is maple sap: needs only water to remove. Nothing that I have tried so far harms the finish on cars or trailer. I'll have to try alcohol.


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