In Reply to: how can i get old, dried on tree sap off my car? posted by Tim on April 29, 2000 at 17:55:34:
Try a little Coleman "white-gasoline", you know the stuff that is used in camping euipment, such as lanterns and stoves.
It won't hurt the car's paint, put a little on a clean dry soft cloth and see for youself by first testing it out on an inconspicuous place on the car. White gas should soften(disolve)up the sap so that it can come right off the painted surface.
FYI: Coleman "White gas" is also safe to use on the stock BMW 'O2 head-liners and various other similar auto interior/exterior materials. In fact that's how I first found out about it, from a local reputable auto upholstry shop.
Disclaimer: Always test ANY chemical cleaner, solvent or gasoline(petrol) in an inconspicuous area BEFORE actually applying it to the surface to be cleaned.
Regards and happy motoring!
Santa Clara, CA U.S.A.
: PO allowed a few drops of tree sap to drop on my car and dry on the paint. now it's hardened. tried pretty much everything i can lay my hands on. still a no-go. any suggestions on something that may take it off without destroying the paint. unfortunately it's right on the hood.
: TIA, tim 72tii