I came home one day this week from running errands and discovered that I had apparently run over something sappy that seems to have exploded inside my front side passenger wheel well, and now there are stringy dried strands of sap and fall road detritus all over the side of my car and in the well. I wasn’t off-roading or anything, it’s a Jetta sedan. No idea what I could have run over or driven through.
I wasn’t able to take it to be cleaned until today, and while they were able to get the grass and leaves off, the sap remains, both on the paint, and in the wheel well. I found a number of helpful suggestions in the forum about getting the sap off the paint, which I will try today, but I am at a loss for how to remedy the sap that got in to the wheel well. I am concerned that as it continues to harden that it will cause damage to the wheel and brake and other mechanisms in the well, and continue to attract dust, dirt, and other road debris that can also cause damage. Any ideas?