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Old 06-18-2004, 04:43 PM   #1
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I parked my car at a friends house over night and his tree leaked sap on my car! I tried a few meguires and eagleone products that I have for detailing and it made it worse. It is dry from the hot sun and very sticky when you rub on it. Does anyone know what I should use that wont take off my paint or fade it Keep in mind its on my vynal also!
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try a clay bar

it should be fresh enough that it didn't stain the paint yet
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zzzzzeke'* right... a claybar will work...

You might also wanna try Bug & Tar remover, or Goo-Gone?


Hey zzzzeke... isn't it the same 3 answers for everything? claybar, bug & tar, goo-gone? hehe
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Hey zzzzeke... isn't it the same 3 answers for everything? claybar, bug & tar, goo-gone? hehe
never had much luck with goo-gone.

i swear by clay bars.

bug and tar remover can work in certain applications. plus its cheaper than a clay bar.

i've used gas and thinners with better results than goo-gone (but i don't recommned it to anyone but me)......LOL
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I didn't know where to post this topic! Why do you guys always move stuff? The General Chat Forum looked fine to me! I'll try some kind of gunk remover and then a clay bar if I have to. thanks guys!
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Use some WD-40.
It will work like a charm and won't harm your paint or your vinyl.
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Had all over front end of 94. Used mineral spirits to remove. Next time I'll try the wd40. Let me know what works for you.
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I used the WD-40 and it came off with ease! While I had it out I went ahead and sprayed my doors! Thanks SilverBullet!
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Your very welcome Jason.

WD-40 is mostly just kerosene based lubricant, so it disolves very well.
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i have used Pinesol before, its worked great...

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