11 Jan Automotive Detailer Breakdown: How To Get Tree Sap Off Your Car
How To Remove Tree Sap From A Vehicle Without Damaging The Finish
It all begins innocently. In an effort to get out and get some fresh air instead of sitting on the couch watching TV, you decide to head to the park. After arriving, you pull into a spot, parking your car in the shade of a tree to keep it cool while you head off to spend some time in nature. What you didn’t take into account, however, is that trees and sap go hand-in-hand. Unfortunately, by the time you get back to your vehicle, your car may be covered with sticky spots of sap.
Chances are, you probably have heard a lot of different opinions on the best way to remove sap. A close friend or someone else that you trust may have told you that rubbing alcohol is the best option. Before you grab a bottle and dump it on your clear coat, however, take a step back and think about the fact that it could cause damage. To minimize the risk to your vehicle, try following the tips below instead.
To improve your chances of success, you should act as quickly as possible. The longer the sap is allowed to sit on your vehicle’s finish, the more water will evaporate. As a result, it will become stickier and stickier. As it sits there, it can also damage the underlying finish. At first, it may seem like the easiest way to take care of the problem is simply to take your vehicle to the car wash. As it turns out, however, the vast majority of car washes use cold water, which won’t do anything to make the sap softer. Instead, you need to use warm water. When sap comes in contact with warm water, it softens, making it easier to remove.
If the sap is fresh, you may be able to remove it simply by hand-washing your vehicle with warm water. If there is a lot of sap, however, or if it has been sitting for a while, you most likely will need to do a little bit of extra work.
For more severe problems, start by washing your vehicle by hand using warm water. Once you are done, take a close look at the finish, keeping your eyes peeled for any sap that was left behind. Instead of using your fingernail to try to pick it off, reach for your Detail Pro solvent spray along with a soft microfiber cloth. Spray the solvent on to your cloth until it is thoroughly saturated. Then, lay it over the top of the sap. Leave it sitting there for a while so that it has a chance to soften the sap. Because Detail Pro solvent is safe for vehicle paint, you don’t have to worry about it damaging your car’s finish.
Once the sap has been softened by the solvent, you can then wipe it away using the microfiber cloth. Repeat this process as many times as necessary until all of the sap has been removed. The solvent is extremely effective on sticky substances, meaning that it should make quick work of the sap.
Once you get to this phase, the only thing that is left to do is to remove any residual contaminants that were left behind. Use a spray specifically designed for detailing and a fresh microfiber cloth to wipe away any remaining dirt or residue in the affected area. To complete the cleanup process, protect your vehicle’s finish with a quick shot of Detail Pro Spray Wax.
Keep in mind the vehicle also plays a part in getting the sap off your vehicle. Most RV Rental and limousine companies have much harder times getting sap off vehicles. The presentation of their vehicles is of utmost importance. Most of these types of companies hire and outside company to detail their vehicles. Sap can create a lot of problems for the paint of your vehicle, and can creat long term problems if left for long periods of time.
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