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Old 06-05-2013, 07:30 AM   #1
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Pine sap in the hood

Anyone know of a effective way of getting old dried up pine sap drops off of a black hood? It's everywhere the po didn't seem I care! Now I don't know where to start tried goof off doesn't seem to work that's all I've tried I don't want to wreck or scratch the hood. Thanks

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Old 06-05-2013, 07:58 AM   #2
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I use fingernail polish remover on a soft rag. It might take two or three tries to get it if the sap has set up, but it will eventually get it off. Don't scrape it!

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a clay bar should do the trick.
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For tree sap, my first choice would be turpentine which should dissolve it without harming the paint. Turpentine is a solvent that is actually made from pine tree sap. Any hardware or paint store will carry small cans of it, it is commonly used for thinning or cleaning up oil based paints.
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I have had good luck with rubbing alcohol and WD40.
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Try a mr clean eraser. Seriously.
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If it is new, warm water. Like dissolving sugar. And then spit on it.

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Anyone know of a effective way of getting old dried up pine sap drops off of a black hood? It's everywhere the po didn't seem I care! Now I don't know where to start tried goof off doesn't seem to work that's all I've tried I don't want to wreck or scratch the hood. Thanks
I used Turpentine. Both sap and turps come from the same source. Put the turpentine on a rag and dab the sap until it softens then gently wipe it off.
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I've been reading about the wonders of moistened dryer sheets to remove bugs and tar, if you have the sheets readily available, they might be worth a try.
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a clay bar should do the trick.
X2 a good clay bar and lubricant should do the trick.
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Try a mr clean eraser. Seriously.
X2 that stuff will clean anything. Ive used it to get sap off the hood a few times.
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Ok thanks for the input I will try some of these things to do you guys suggested, it is irritating me looking at that sap on the hood it's been in there for at least a year I would say it is the diameter of a pencil eraser all over the hood. So I am definitely trying the suggestions. Thanks again!
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I would definitely try to dissolve those spots vs. using anything dry or abrasive.
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You won't find anything better to remove it with than (as stated above) WD-40.
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Well Just spent a hour in the hood, all the sap came off with acetone and did not even hurt the paint at all, after I hit all the sap off I put 2 good coats of meguires cleaner wax in and looks like new!! Thanks again for all the help...
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Lighter fluid. Wax after.

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