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Old 07-22-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
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Clean up my white Wrangler

I have an '04 Wrangler that has a white exterior. What's the best way to remove "stains" i.e. sap from pine trees, and windshield fluid that ran down the side of the front quarter panel?

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Old 07-22-2011, 04:02 PM   #2
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Check with Autogeek.com, we just "clayed" our white Yukon after we washed it. It removed alot more residue left behind, then waxed it.

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Old 07-22-2011, 04:07 PM   #3
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meguires cleaner wax will take all that off
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:15 PM   #4
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Most detail shops use lacquer thinner.
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Old 07-22-2011, 04:20 PM   #5
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goo gone works wonders on sap and bug guts.
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:30 PM   #6
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on some stuborn sap ive had to resort to (zippo) lighter fluid when mineral spirits wouldnt clean it off
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:46 PM   #7
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I tried using the lighter fluid ... didn't work so well. Gonna go with the goo gone suggestion next.
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:52 PM   #8
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Take a dryer sheet, dip it in water and wipe bugs etc. Give it a couple minutes and wipe gunk off. Works great on love bugs.
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:55 PM   #9
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Hey Panther.
I also have a white TJ.
I use a product called TARMINATOR made by Stoner.
That stuff works great on sap and alot of other sticky sh$t that you might get on your rig.
I'm not sure how it does with road tar, just because I haven't run into any,
but TAR is in the name so......
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:43 PM   #10
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I use acetone on a rag to remove pine sap, it removes the sap and the wax from the finish. It's a harsh chemical but lighter colors are more tolerable. I would also spray my white Jeeps with Wesleys Bleach White, White Wall Cleaner twice a year (try it on a small spot to see how it does) It removes all of the dirt and strips the wax but didn't hurt the clearcoat on my Jeep. Make sure you have sunglasses on because it makes the white pop like the surface of the sun... Apply a fresh coat of wax and blind the onlookers.
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Old 07-23-2011, 12:12 AM   #11
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WD40...used it for years to break down sticky messes on metal, in fabric, carpet etc.
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:58 PM   #13
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Bought something called "Krud Kutter" that worked great. Wasn't expensive for a good-size pump bottle at Lowe's. Removed tar, sap, bugs, etc., and after a wash and wax the white looks like new again.
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There's a product called Kleensol I think DuPont makes it, you can get at CMax or Napa. It takes tar and everything right off

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