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Tips for removing tree sap?

Parking at my house is limited so one of us has to park under some Leland cypress trees and they constantly drip sap onto the windshield and the hood. So far the only thing we have found to get it off is a scraper and it takes FOREVER! Any ideas of what might get it off with a little less scraping?

I know the ultimate solution is to remove the trees but they belong to the neighbors who hate us so that is unlikely. We do plan to trim everything we can on our side of the fence, but it hasn't gotten cold enough yet to do it.



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Poorboy's World has a product called Bird Sh#t Remover which works well on tree sap as well. Just follow the directions carefully, and don't rub the car's finish hard.
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Stoner Tarminator works great in removing stubborn sap. Then wash and wax your ride.
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How about this....
10 ft. x 17 ft. Portable Garage
Make your neighbor look at this and maybe he'll trim his trees!
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The key in preventing severe damage of your paint from bird poo and tree sap is by removing it as fast as you can. I just use QD and mf towel to pick up the thing.
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Alcohol.
Isopropyl (rubbing alcohol) or even regular vodka - this one can be a little too weak. You might need something like 70% or more.


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Alcohol.
Isopropyl (rubbing alcohol) or even regular vodka - this one can be a little too weak. You might need something like 70% or more.
Won't damage or strip off the paint and sealant?
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Won't damage or strip off the paint and sealant?

No. Clean and wash off. I've used petrol as a tar remover on my cars. Most tar removers are very strong solvents and work really well on tree sap.
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Won't damage or strip off the paint and sealant?
I am not sure about any wax/sealant applied post factory, but paint will not be damaged.


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Thanks guys for the prompt answer.
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