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      08-05-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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Detailing Question - Ginkgo Tree Sap

A detailing shop in DC did a great job on my car, but warned in advance that it couldn't get out some residual splotch marks from where the juice/fruit of ginkgo trees landed on my hood. Any experience getting it out? Scratch X worked on most but there are still a few.
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      08-05-2011, 12:44 PM   #2
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I have the same issue with SAP. I found that if I use diluted rubbing alcohol it easily removes the sap, however, I have to get rid of the sap right away before leaving any of the residual marks.
Wish I could help you more on removing the marks.
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      08-05-2011, 12:46 PM   #3
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I have the same spots on my car, but they wont come out... Tried all types of stuff. At first it looks like its gone, then it shows up again smh
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I'm facing the same issue. Would love to permanently remove the spots. Cant really notice unless you look for them.
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I'm facing the same issue. Would love to permanently remove the spots. Cant really notice unless you look for them.
Mines seem to show when I wash the car.. I tried using Turtle Wax Black kit, and that seemed to work, but after about two weeks, they were back.
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      08-05-2011, 12:54 PM   #6
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clay should do it
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      08-05-2011, 01:23 PM   #7
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I use bug and tar remover. If you let sap be in sun for to long it could burn your paint and that mark will never go away
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      08-08-2011, 07:43 AM   #8
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The actual dropping can be removed with isopropyl alcohol or vinegar. Clay bar can be used. The spot you still see is the etching left behind similiar to a water spot etching. You will need to have it polished to remove it
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