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      06-04-2014, 01:41 PM   #1
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Sap removal tips?

Got a number of pine sap drips/runs on the rear half of my car from parking in the wrong spot :mad:

Anybody have any tips on removing it before washing? Or should I just go ahead and wash?
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      06-04-2014, 06:01 PM   #2
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Washing won't remove pine sap. Soak a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol and lightly rub it off.
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try either one

http://www.carpro-us.com/tar-x-tar-bug-remover-1-liter/

http://www.carpro-us.com/trix-tar-iron-remover-1000ml/

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Use a 50/50 isopropyl alcohol/water mix. Easy to find and works great. Lots of detailers use IPA to wipe down cars after polishing. I will not harm the paint. Be sure to wax the area.
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Thanks, I have 70% iso at home so I'll just add another 40-45% water I guess

Do I do that before or after washing?
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I don't have anywhere to wash, nevermind hot shampoo. I'd just be taking it to the touchless wash and addressing the sap myself
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