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Tree Sap on hood

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Hello All,

I was wondering if anyone could suggest a cleaner to remove some crusted tree sap without damaging my M5's finish/paint. So far, I've used Goo Gone (citrus cleaner) to remove the majority of the sticky goop of the sap. But as I've said before, now all that remains is a hard crust that Goo Gone will not remove.

Any ideas?


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Here is what I do: I put a good dab of liquid wax on the drops of sap. If the drops are fresh, it will disolve them in 10 or 15 minutes. If the sap hardend, if may take over night to soften it.

I use a cheap wax, just smell it to make sure it is petrolium based. It will have a "Flamable" warning label on the container..

I had a number of cars over the years, and typically the stuff came off with no trace. Now I have an Audi (to be replaced by the long awaiting M5), and the sap actually left a mark in the clearcoat which can not be buffed out..

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