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Sap remover... try WD40; go figure (archive)

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Posted by Doug on April 24, 2000 at 22:08:15:

In Reply to: Car cover needed, anyone?? how do you unsapp posted by cavan on April 24, 2000 at 20:52:51:

I know it sounds funny, but when you are washing your car, spray WD40 onto the sticky spots. let it sit for a couple of seconds and then wipe off with a wet terry cloth towel. The stuff works great on road tar, grease and bugs, too. Rinse off well with soapy water then the hose.

You would be best served reapplying a new fresh coat of wax to those areas as well for good measure. If you are skittish about using WD40 on your paint (don't be, it is really harmless), you can try using liquid car wash straight on a rag to remove bug, tar and sap stains. Last ditch, hardcore attemps, I will resort to a Clay Magic bar and a little elbow grease.

The best cure for sap issues is a really good, heavy coat of a high quality, high carnauba content wax like Griots or a real Zymol (not the autoparts creme kind).

Good luck,


1973 BMW 2002

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