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Old 21-06-2018, 09:44 PM   #1
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Tree sap

I think I have tree snap on my car, or something sticky as I have lots of white/clear dots all over, it was very bad on the windscreen and wouldn't wash off with screen wash,

Tried claying the screen and most came off but still something their. It won't show up on cam, it does show up on my door sill so I have attached a picture

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Old 21-06-2018, 10:01 PM   #2
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Try a polish of some sort. What ever you have on the shelf.


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Any Polish for the paint, something like CarPro Ceriglass for your glass, then the rubber seals, agitate with an APC or degreaser with a microfibre cloth, then finish with something like Autoglym Vinyl and Rubber.
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For the glass, get some 0000 grade wirewool and soak it in either car shampoo or APC, then rub it over your windscreen. It won't scratch but will remove any contamination. After that I'd give the screen a light claying again, glass cleaner and then seal.
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Thanks for the reply's all.

That is just what I feared, I only machine polished it ready for summer less than 2 weeks ago, looks like I will have to get the DA out again.

Does any one know if Sonax profiline perfect finish would have enough cut
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If it has come from a tree, it will be honeydew - basically aphid excrement, which is principally sugar. It will wash off easily after a good long soak under a wet towel.

Trees do not drip sap!
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If it has come from a tree, it will be honeydew - basically aphid excrement, which is principally sugar. It will wash off easily after a good long soak under a wet towel.

Trees do not drip sap!
You're correct there although if you want a tougher challenge. Try removing sun baked pine resin, which does drip from the tree...... I speak from bitter experience

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If it's only a been a couple of weeks since the polish and I assume wax/sealant was applied then the marks may be on the wax/sealant itself.

Before hitting it with a polish, give it a go with a paint cleaner, such as DoDo Juice Lime Prime, negligible cut but should be enough to remove the wax/sealant ready for re-application.

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