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Old 10-13-12, 07:07 PM   #1
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Red sappy stuff from trees

Anyone been getting this on their car? It's brutal to get off. Even after a Zaino treatment the stuff just sticks and has to be scrubbed off again. If anyone has had this happen, any suggestions on cause or removal?

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Old 10-13-12, 07:33 PM   #2
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Anyone been getting this on their car? It's brutal to get off. Even after a Zaino treatment the stuff just sticks and has to be scrubbed off again. If anyone has had this happen, any suggestions on cause or removal?

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Are you sure it's sap? Have your parked near any mulch that appears crusted over? Try goof off sprayed on a rag to remove it. Also, clay bar will most likely take it off.
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Clay bar is a good idea

Haven't tried that. Not sure it's sap, it's not sticky. Kind of looks like dried red paint or something. Not parked near mulch though. I think it's from our Maple tree, and was at Maple Grove last weekend for NHRA and got more on the car there. Must be from trees.
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Time for a tree cutting party
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It sounds like something a customer in NJ called me about yesterday in a panic, he said something about maple trees too, told him to wash, then use "Tarminator" (tar,bug,sap spray remover) and then clay and rewax, there was a message last night that it worked fine and his car looked great again.
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Old 10-14-12, 10:53 AM   #6
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I have had that too. Like Carl says...Bug and Tar remover was only thing that worked for me. Here is another good one.....oil like stuff leaked from rafters in my garage when the weather got real hot. Another tough one to get off!
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Sounds like possible crab apple residue. Mark, one thing you mention in your origional post that I advise NOT to do here is "Scrubbing"
You said you had to scrub to get it off. Especially on a black car, do not scrub.
Use the bug and tar remover as suggested by others. It does of course remove the Zaino as well so be prepared.
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Been using all in one and elbow grease

It's not on the vette though, luckily. It's the daily drivers. I'm hoping it will degrade somewhat and come off more easily. I just zainoed them so don't really want to have to do it all again. I like Mark's idea, just cut the darn tree down
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It's not on the vette though, luckily. It's the daily drivers. I'm hoping it will degrade somewhat and come off more easily. I just zainoed them so don't really want to have to do it all again. I like Mark's idea, just cut the darn tree down
Over the years I have cut back or down all trees/bushes that can cause problems near the garage/driveway so as not to have these issues. I even planted ground cover years ago instead of using mulch near the driveway.
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Old 04-25-13, 08:06 AM   #10
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Be careful using Bug n Tar, and similar products. They are very agressive and can etch your paint. Remove them immediately with water and remember to reseal your paint.

I use Adam's Clay Bar and Adam's All Purpose Cleaner as lubricant on tough sap spots. I use a Waterless Wash Microfiber towel to remove it. The Waterless towels are waffled and work really well at preventing damage to paint.

If you still have the sap on your paint, bring the car to our clinic and we'll show you how to remove it properly! We can show you how to fix any other issues as well!
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