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#1 rmaurin

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 03:30 PM

Hi All,

What is the best way for me to remove tree sap from my windshield? I tried Windex with no success.

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#2 jfelbab

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 04:14 PM

Isopropyl alcohol.

#3 hondaguy2582

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 04:15 PM

If alcohol wont do it, try medallion premium paint cleaner. If that doesn't work, try distilled white vinegar diluted 50/50 with water(or straight if its really bad).
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#4 Avalon2

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 05:15 PM

A claybar will work nicely. I have used this in the past to remove
sap, overspray and other crap with much success.

#5 hondaguy2582

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 05:25 PM

Originally posted by Avalon2
A claybar will work nicely. I have used this in the past to remove
sap, overspray and other crap with much success.



If the sap is dryed on hard, clay won't even touch it(not sure about an aggressive clay like the red one from clay magic, but the regular ones wont budge dryed sap). I used meguiars medallion premium paint cleaner on a 6 inch dryed sap, and it took it right off no problem. Pretty dang good imo for a paint cleaner.

Only time you should even bother claying sap is if its fresh. If it isn't, save yourself some time and bring out a paint cleaner.
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#6 DaGonz

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 05:27 PM

Take a rock.
Throw it at the windshield.
Windshield develops a crack.
Call the glass company for replacement.
Problem solved! :D

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#7 Dennis H.

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 06:39 PM

LOL, my mini's got so many chips I think I might try the rock.

For tree sap try Mineral Spirits/Paint Thinner.

#8 Acuracl98

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 06:52 PM

Before we had our trees cut down, (it was either have nice trees, or have a clean car) i would take a old towel spray some paint thinner on and let the towel sit on the windshield for a few mins, softens the sap right up, wipe the sap off with the towel than just clean the windows with some glass cleaner. I really hate trees :scared

#9 DCM

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Posted 26 July 2004 - 07:22 PM

Recently, I found several articles about this subject. A good one is

http://www.bmwworld....ng/tree_sap.htm

It is pretty thorough

#10 blackntan

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Posted 27 July 2004 - 05:39 AM

come on now guys.. It's glass...

Get a razor blade and scrape it off...




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