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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?
     
  2. jamtek

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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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  3. jamtek

    jamtek Member

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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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  4. beths11

    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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