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Tree Sap on Car



My new 2006 G6 was left under a pecan tree while I was on vacation for 2
weeks.  Upon returning I quickly washed it off, but now have brown spots
all over the finish.  What can be done to remove the brown spots?


I would try bug and tar remover first.  Make sure to use a 100% cotton towel and make sure it’s clean.  You want to avoid grinding any dirt into the finish.  If that does not remove it, I would try a clay bar.  Most auto parts stores carry Mothers Clay bar, which should get your spots off.  Again, be cautious with the clay bar… read the directions and knead/fold the clay often to prevent dirt trapped in the clay bar from becoming like sandpaper.

Good Luck,


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Posted: 19th August 2006  |  Author: Kevin Schappell  |  Category: Body, Car Care

One Response to “Tree Sap on Car”

  1. Bugs, tar, bird droppings, and tree sap can destroy your paint finish! Remove insects, road tar, bird droppings, overspray and tree sap with periodic clay bathes.

    Insects contain acids that can eat away at your paint finish and etch through the clear coat. Remove bugs and tar before they make a lasting impression on the clear coat, paint, metal, and glass with a spray bug and tar remover or a bug sponge. Either method will safely eliminate sticky contaminants and protect your vehicle from etching.

    A coat of wax on your vehicle at all times will discourage bugs from sticking to your cars paint!

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