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    How to remove tree sap

    I am trying to remove dried on tree sap from roof and hood on Toyota Highlander. There are 15 spots. Have tried Tar X, Goo Gone for tree sap, Bug and tar remover, WD40, 70% Isopropyl alcohol, Brake Kleen. Have polished with Rupes blue wool pad and Course compound. Nothing is removing the sap. Does anyone have any suggestions or different products to try.
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    Re: How to remove tree sap

    Also tried clay with a Griot's fine clay mitt

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    Re: How to remove tree sap

    Laquer Thinner
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    Re: How to remove tree sap

    Mineral spirits
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    Re: How to remove tree sap

    Brake KleenHow to remove tree sap

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    Re: How to remove tree sap

    Thanks will try that.

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    Re: How to remove tree sap

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    Thanks will try that.
    I can't believe you tried Brake Kleen already and it didn't ruin the paint, that's why I put the emoji I did. I'd be scared as hell to use mineral spirits, lacquer thinner or Brake Kleen on ANY painted surface!

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    Re: How to remove tree sap

    Brake cleaner all day. No joke. I have used it on some heavy sap deposits on modern 2 stage paint without issue
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    Re: How to remove tree sap

    My method is HEAT GUN. Warm it back up and it just comes off but its a sticky mess lol
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    Re: How to remove tree sap

    oh sorry I'm a grown up and don't use emoji's. I guess my question was what to use not what you wouldn't do. But thanks for replying.

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