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    Sap remover? Or removal process?

    I've moved to a new area (Columbia, MD) and I've parked under a tree and HOLY BATMAN, do have I have a lot of sap on my car. I washed it today and used a bug/tar/sap remover but it didn't do $#@!...So I was wondering if anyone knew of any good sap remover sprays or processes and where to pick them up. Or even if someone know a good detailing place around the baltimore area, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks guys.
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    Besides the clay bar, have you tried Tarminator? You may be able to find it locally in auto parts stores... or try AutoGeek.

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    Be careful with the clay, but it will work.

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    Get a cheap micro fiber towl, some WD40 and get to town. It will take it off no problem
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    +1 on the WD40. I had to do it once. Messy job but it came off.
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    I've used Bowden's own tar/bug/sap remover with a microfibre rag, worked well. Washed the car before and after use. Be sure to re-wax after use.

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    WD40 is fine for the paint?

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    Yup, no issues. It's basically thinned down oil like kerosine/diesel.... It's very mild
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    I would recommend a 50/50 IPA. It will cut right through it. Not a chance I would put wd40 on my paint.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
    Get a cheap micro fiber towl, some WD40 and get to town. It will take it off no problem
    +1, WD40 is great for removing a lot of stuff, I don't think it will damage anything at all. Used it plenty times, best let it sit for a few minutes and then wipe it down.

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    I'm terrified to use WD40...anyone have any real proof or evidence that it doesn't mar the paint job?
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    You should definitely just go with something made for it if uncomfortable. Goo gone, claybar, there you go.

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    I don't think it will hurt anything at all, just make sure you get a car wash after as WD40 is basically oil. I used it on my bumper and front fenders before to get rid of road grime and had no problems. And if you do not feel comfortable, just get something specific for tree sap at auto parts store.

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    Just go to walmart buy isopropyl alcohol that is around 50% put it on a microfiber and wipe the sap off. Reapply wax/sealant and you are done.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by hworang00 Click here to enlarge
    I'm terrified to use WD40...anyone have any real proof or evidence that it doesn't mar the paint job?
    Have you looked at Stoner Tarminator Bug and Tar Remover yet? Made for vehicles... good reviews too. You should find it locally.

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    Be careful with this stuff (auto finesse tarminator). It stripped the black paint off my black optics license plate cover and I had to get a new one from my dealer.

    Works fine on clear coat
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    WD40 won't be an issue. Leave it to soak for a few minutes then wipe off gently. Don't spend hours rubbing it around. Then wash your car and wax her up good and proper. Job done.

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