View Full Version : how to get sap off a car

02-28-2005, 05:45 PM
hey, i've got some baked on sap on the roof of my car, nobody else sees (must be blind, purple car, white sap???) theres 2 spots, about the size of a dime.......anyone know how to get that off?

02-28-2005, 05:59 PM
Have you tried a bug/tar remover or goo gone? Razor blade would work as well but be careful. You can do it without ruining the paint.

02-28-2005, 06:02 PM
i haven't tried goo gone yet.......i'll pick some up at crappy tire and test it first. a friend tried wd 40, but didn't was car right after......lets just say he was better off before hand!

02-28-2005, 08:39 PM
i use razor blades, but thats 'dangerous' if you have a nice paint job

02-28-2005, 08:42 PM
bug/tar wipes work for that stuff just have to rub a little...
can also try putting some flour on it then rub it off with a toothbrush...never tried this but its worth a shot haha

03-05-2005, 09:20 PM
lol, i'll let you try the toothbrush idea, then get back to me!! i'll check the wipes out though, are there specifics for paint ?

03-05-2005, 09:38 PM
Use gas line anti-freeze..it works the best...afterwards give your paint a fresh coat of wax :thumbsup:

03-05-2005, 09:39 PM
Jesus, keep the flour and toothbrushes, and razors off your car unless you KNOW what your doing. Methyl hydrate (gasline anti-freeze) on a microfiber cloth melts it right away. And it's cheap.

03-05-2005, 09:44 PM
and yes...gas line anti-freeze is very safe for your paint, just re-wax just to be safe

03-05-2005, 09:46 PM
thanks!! something i actually have

03-20-2005, 02:26 PM
use a clay bar and a lot of arm power i got soem off my car like that it grabs it real nice

03-27-2005, 05:43 PM
gas line antifreeze is the way to go. Seriously. It sounds wierd, but it works the best by FAR.

03-27-2005, 06:01 PM
Methyl hydrate does the trick, but dont rub hard or you will completely mess your paint. put bacially so lightly run a cloth over it until it dissapears, just whatever u do dont rub it