How to Get Sap or Resin Off of a Car

Introduction: How to Get Sap or Resin Off of a Car

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Few things are more irritating than getting pitch on your vehicles new paint job. Soap and water won't work by themselves here. You'll need something much more powerful if you want to spend less than 3 hours then ending up with an incomplete job.

Step 1: What You Will Need


1 wet and 1 dry old rags or paper towels

water (preferably under pressure)

Step 2: Spray WD-40 on Sap

Spray just enough on to cover the sap. In the rare instance you didn't use the correct type of paint on your car I recommend you skip to step 4, though I doubt it will work as well, if at all. WD-40 is full of harsh chemicals. Though you will virtually never hurt your paint job if you don't leave a ton on overnight.

Step 3: Rub the Sap Off

Get a rag or paper towel a little wet then rub vigorously agains the surface of the car until it all comes loose or dissolves. When your satisfied take the dry one and clean up. Should be good as new.

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    13 years ago on Introduction

    Cool instructable. Pine resin (or hardened pine sap) is also an excellent fire starter! Don't let it sit on your automotive paint very long, it has a high staining ability for auto paint. Also, WD40 is GREAT for removing brake dust from your rims! Just don't spray it on your wheels directly as it will coat your brake rotors too (and will make stopping your car totally suck). Spray it on a rag and wipe your rims off. Doesn't matter what kind of rims you have, you will be amazed as to how well it does!