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Best product for removing tree sap/bugs?

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by beths11, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. beths11

    beths11 THE LONG RANGER

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    What have you found works best to remove trees sap from the car's exterior and doesn't damage the finish?
     
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    I like Optimum No Rinse (ONR)...the best product I have found to date for washing the exterior of any car. Follow the directions EXACTLY on the bottle and use first quality, clean microfiber towels to apply. I use the 8 oz/gal of water ratio for removing bugs and sap with a plush microfiber towel. Have used this stuff at car shows for years--great product.

    And btw I have nothing to do with the company, just a satisfied user. :)

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    And btw, here's a pic of my Model X yesterday after an ONR "wash" ...to get all the salt, sand, and crud off after a 600 mile drive up the coast through that Nor' Easter storm last week...

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    beths11 THE LONG RANGER

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    Thanks, actually I have the product and have watched the videos and followed the various "wash my car" threads. I have washed the car a couple of times and have been very happy with the results. I thought there might be a specific product for the sap. Now I see you have a bug ratio(quick detail) which I hadn't seen before. Good to know. Glad I asked..
     
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    In addition to the ONR, which is great stuff, I also use Meguiar's Spray Detailer - also excellent for removing bugs and tar.
     
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    I tried the ONR wash and wax quick detailer dilution, but it didn't even come close to removing the pine tree sap that I got on my car last week, but the Turtle Wax bug and tar spray easily did the trick.
     
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    Nothing better than ISO alcohol. Will strip any wax/sealant off your paint but won’t hurt the finish.
     
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    Now ya tell me. It doesn't seem like it would work, but hopefully I find another blob of pitch to try it out on.
     
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    Sorry. I had this same issue and a handful of people on TMC told me ISO alcohol and it worked amazing.
     
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    Luckily I found another blob on the roof. The alcohol removed it almost immediately. Amazing!
     

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