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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-02-2016, 01:56 PM
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This ended up being pine tree sap. The only way to get it off was to slowly pick it off.
Be careful with that method to avoid scratches. Much better to use a solvent to dissolve it. IMHO

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This ended up being pine tree sap. The only way to get it off was to slowly pick it off.
Yes... That is very different from tar. I had that on my old Honda Civic which I had to park under a pine tree at an old apartment complex I lived in many, many years ago. It was impossible to get off without scraping (at least to the best of my knowledge at the time). Unbelievable how hard that stuff gets. I ended up using a flat head screwdriver to get it off and I definitely scratched the paint in doing so. Lesson learned...

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Goo-B-Gon will remove tar and it a citrus based cleaner that won't harm paint.
Goo Gone is great for cleaning white walls and raised white lettering on tires too.



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Be careful with that method to avoid scratches. Much better to use a solvent to dissolve it. IMHO
My wife did it with her finger nails.

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After finishing a 2800 mile trip I found 4 tar like spots on my hood when I washed it. I tried to scrap them off with my fingernails, but they would not come off. I traveled through a lot of road construction areas while on this trip. Any suggestions on how to remove these without damaging my paint? This is on a 2016 model if it makes any difference.

You can gently use rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol or methanol or "Heat" to remove pine or tree sap. Apply it onto a soft old sock material, left it soften the sap by using just LIGHT pressure. You may have to apply several times.

It should start to dissolve the sap almost immediately but don't scrub it. You many have to make 3 or 4 applications because it will leave a residue. I just had two globs of baked on pine sap on my truck windshield from summer and used methanol. You then have to immediately wash the surface with a liquid car wash detergent or a little diluted simple green. Then use a good polish and/or cleaner wax to make sure any residue is gone and also protect the finish against further deposits.


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Tree Sap will come off using what JayTee2014 suggested...you might have to let is sit awhile, but it will soften it and remove to glob over a lot of elbow grease without damage to the clear coat.
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