Sap on Hood

gmc
1500

#1

Does anyone have any good ideas on how to get pine sap off the hood and windshield of my truck without ruining the paint? I tried both Mineral Spirits and Goo Gone, neither of them messed up the paint, but they weren’t strong enough to get the sap off. Thanks for any suggestions.


#2

IPA, AKA Isopropyl Alcohol Has worked for me in the past.


#3

How did you use the mineral spirits and Goo Gone? The will be more effective if you wet a rag or paper towel and hold the rag onto the sap. As it dries out, our more solvent on the rag. After a few minutes, start to rub the sap spot and see if it comes off. Be sure to wear latex or nitrile gloves.


#4

Try kerosene


#5

I’ve had good results in removing tree sap with WD-40.


#6

All I’ve ever used is Meguires car wash and takes the sap off but if it is really tough or you have a bad finish you can use bug and tar remover.


#7

Try ammonia. I tried almost everything else. My mechanic suggested ammonia and it worked quickly and cleanly. Good luck.