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Old 08-16-2003, 04:29 PM   #1
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Default Tree Sap and Goo Gone.

DigitalTechniq recommended I use Goo Gone to remove tree sap from my car. I went to their website and they said it would work. Today I spent several hours on my roof alone trying to get it off. I have no problem getting the standing crap off the paint(since I did cleaner/polish/wax/wax two weeks before the incident at hand), BUT I can't seem to get the deep yellow stains out for the life in me. Others have recommended rubbing alcohol.

Do you guys have any suggestions?

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Old 08-16-2003, 07:33 PM   #2
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first try clay bar...if that doesn't work try some scratchX.
if that doesn't work use a light abrasive cleaner wax.

wax after the claybar and/or scratchx. your clearcoat is
stained.
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Old 08-16-2003, 07:37 PM   #3
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Be careful with the Goo gone on your painted plastic parts. I used it on my foglight covers to remove the pink STI decals and removed some paint down to the plastic in the process.

Yeeks. Maybe they won't steal them....
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Old 08-17-2003, 12:33 AM   #4
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we use tar and adhesive remover at work whenever there is sap on a car. usually comes right off if its is fresh. if that doesnt work, move on to clay. i dont know what to do if that doesnt work.
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Old 08-17-2003, 01:09 AM   #5
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It just occured to me, an idea:
Tooth whitening goo, just squidge a bit on the stain - it has hydrogenperoxide, should be a gentle way to "bleach" out clearcoat stains. I know I know, goofy, but I almost wished I had a stain to try it on.
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Old 08-17-2003, 02:42 AM   #6
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I recommend the clay bar route. The stuff is amazing in what it can take off. There hasn't been a single blemish on my car it hasn't been able to take off.
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Old 08-17-2003, 03:11 PM   #7
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Use simple green with a cotton towel, then rinse with water.
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Old 08-19-2003, 12:45 PM   #8
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Okay. Clay Bar w/ Showtime worked a LOT better than Goo Gone. I've got most of anything thats on the paint off. There are still some deep yellow stains that I can't seem to get off. I'll try the tooth whitening stuff. Why not just try really diluted bleach?

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Old 08-19-2003, 05:43 PM   #9
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try some scratchx too. you need to remove some of the clearcoat.
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Old 08-21-2003, 02:23 AM   #10
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Use Isopropyl (rubbing alcohol)--I have a cabin in the woods and I get pitch blobs on my car all the time. Rubbing alcohol takes it right off.
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Old 08-21-2003, 02:33 PM   #11
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okay... will do this early next week (as I'm still in the process of moving between apartments).
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Old 08-22-2003, 02:47 AM   #12
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You should use clay bar. Try to do it as soon as possible. The longer you leave it the harder it is to get the stain off.
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