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Removing sap from body

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by rampage, Feb 27, 2002.

  1. rampage

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    I learned last night that eucalyptus trees drip sap. Unfortunately I found this out when I realized that parked for a few hours under some trees. What is the best way to remove the sap without hurting the finish on the body. I have a feeling that regular soap and water won't work since this stuff is on there like glue. [​IMG] Suggestions welcome ....
     
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    i usually just use some kind of bug/tar remover. There are various brands at your local car parts supply place. If something can get tar off, it'd prolly work well on sap too.

    hope it helps,

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  3. HarryH3

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    Yep, Turtle Wax Bug and Tar remover should do the trick. Just don't rub too hard, you have to let it soak in and dissolve the sap. [​IMG] Better living through modern chemistry! [​IMG]

    BTW, the stuff smells like it's just overpriced mineral spirits...

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    3M makes a product called wax and grease remover that should do the trick. You may have to let it sit on the surface for a few minutes before it works
     
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    yur gonna love this!

    my grandfather owned a sawmill, and the ONLY thing that I know if that gets sap off is LARD [​IMG] (no I'm not joking)

    I'd be pretty careful with this kinda application cuz I wouldn't want grease spots in my paint, but if all else fails...

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  6. rampage

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    Thanks guys! Bug and tar remover it is, that never crossed my mind. That'll also solve the little tar spots I have after I drove over a freshly paved road that wasn't marked as being so.
     
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    <blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr>

    my grandfather owned a sawmill, and the ONLY thing that I know if that gets sap off is LARD (no I'm not joking)

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    I can see it now....a fat chick rolling all over your K5 [​IMG]



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