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Offline candywhite12

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tree sap on tornado red paint
« on: 29 September 2018, 12:52 »
don't know how exactly but bonnet and top of the car is full of little bits of sap here and there.  I managed to remove most of it from front windshield.  How can i remove sap without damaging the paint tho?  Car has been waxed 2 weeks ago and this sap thing happened after that.  Cheers
Wife's: mk8 TSI 1.4 RL, 5dr atlantic blue, DSG, Norfolk 17", pan s/r, leds
Now: mk7.5 TSI 1.4 RL, 5dr tornado red, DSG, Singapore 17", pan s/r, leds
Before: mk6 GTI 5dr candy white, DSG, Monza Shadow 18", s/r, bi-Xenons, DCC
Even before that: mk5 GT 5dr tornado red, manual, s/r

Offline dubber36

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Re: tree sap on tornado red paint
« Reply #1 on: 03 October 2018, 13:17 »
Tar remover, panel wipe or a strong degreasing bike cleaner. That will take off your wax too, so you'll need to protect it all over again.
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Re: tree sap on tornado red paint
« Reply #2 on: 03 October 2018, 21:56 »
As above, a tar/glue remover (Autosmart Tardis, Auto Finesse ObliTARate, CarPro Tar X, Gtechniq W7, etc) will ger rid of tree sap which is is about like glue on paint, but will strip all protection so need to reprotect after.
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Offline candywhite12

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Re: tree sap on tornado red paint
« Reply #3 on: 04 October 2018, 19:47 »
As above, a tar/glue remover (Autosmart Tardis, Auto Finesse ObliTARate, CarPro Tar X, Gtechniq W7, etc) will ger rid of tree sap which is is about like glue on paint, but will strip all protection so need to reprotect after.

no damage to the paint though?  Will such removers only strip wax?
Wife's: mk8 TSI 1.4 RL, 5dr atlantic blue, DSG, Norfolk 17", pan s/r, leds
Now: mk7.5 TSI 1.4 RL, 5dr tornado red, DSG, Singapore 17", pan s/r, leds
Before: mk6 GTI 5dr candy white, DSG, Monza Shadow 18", s/r, bi-Xenons, DCC
Even before that: mk5 GT 5dr tornado red, manual, s/r

Offline wildwaves84

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Re: tree sap on tornado red paint
« Reply #4 on: 18 February 2019, 09:43 »
Use SONAX Tree sap remover. It really works in removing tree sap stain on my car.