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Tree Sap!!!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Nilz, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Nilz
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    [Jun 9, 2013]
    Ok, so its that time of year again where the trees outside my house are shooting their load on our cars!!!

    It is very annoying, as we went away for a week and the cars were parked outside while we were away, when we got back the car was like a massive sticky fly catcher!!

    Even opening the doors on the car made my hands sticky.

    I have since washed both cars with AutoGlym shampoo, but the cars still feel like sandpaper!!

    Both cars were washed this morning and I have just been out to get something from the car and its sticky-icky again!!!

    Any tips please, I know we cant do anything about the sap, but anything that can be done to stop it sticking to the car so much and also for removing it?

    Thanks
    Nilz
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    [Jun 10, 2013]
    Same happens to me! Very tempted to buy a car cover but then that will just get minging also! Just hot water and shampoo works fine for me but i dont think much can stop it from being so sticky!
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    [Jun 10, 2013]
    The only preventative measure is a car cover. I have the same problem mate but I also have the migrating House Martins returning from Africa crapping all over my shiny white S3......not impressed. Snow Foam or a pre wash soak like citrus cleanse I have found works wonders. I have a couple of bottles of citrus cleanse left before my Wax Tec stock is now finished........£5 for each bottle and I have found that its easier to use and less messy than snow foam.
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    [Jun 10, 2013]
    You'll need to use a clay bar to get rid of the sap properly.long term though I'd be looking at parking elsewhere or hiring a chain saw!!!
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    [Jun 10, 2013]
    I'll second the clay bar. Used one for the first time at the weekend and the panels came up like black glass. I'm really lucky that I have no trees around where I park.
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    [Jun 11, 2013]
    I feel your pain! My two current hates: Tree sap and bird ****.

    I almost bought a car cover but stopped myself at the last minute - I can only imagine the state the paintwork would be in after dragging a car cover over dirty car every morning and night.

    Instead, I spent 3 hours yesterday putting up a shelter over the drive (5m x 4m tarpaulin) to park my car under. It works a treat :)
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