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Old 09-06-2018, 07:25 PM   #1
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Tree Sap??

I've always been able to get the top of the camper, no matter where I had camped. This evening, I went out thinking the toughest thing I had to tackle was the massive amounts of bugs on front.

But, after getting the front cleaned with a minimum of effort, I took a look at the top, and after trying to clean it, it still looks terrible.

We spent 4 nights this week camped in a heavily treed area, so I assume this is tree sap?

No matter how much I scrub with soap and water, this is as good as it gets. And I have these splotches all over the top (and on the top of my storage box also).

Help!! Please tell me that I can get this off?
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Old 09-06-2018, 07:42 PM   #2
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Rubbing alcohol, wet a rag with it set it on top of sap for a minute then rub. Repeat till clean.
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Old 09-06-2018, 07:47 PM   #3
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Can you feel it or is it more of a stain?

Alcohol has worked for me for sap, for stains I use a light compound.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:14 PM   #4
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It's actually more of a stain, I cannot feel it. So does that mean it's not tree sap, but something else from the trees that has stained it?
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What kind of trees were they?
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:58 PM   #6
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My 2016 19' has a low spot in the same area, and holds water. If it sits for any time with pine needle or leaf debris in the water the same results ensue. I've had good luck using Fantastik if it hasn't been there too long. If the stain is more stubborn, I used Starbrite Marine Polish successfully.
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It's actually more of a stain, I cannot feel it. So does that mean it's not tree sap, but something else from the trees that has stained it?
I'd guess at being a stain from leaves or some such. Start with something like Fantastic and work your way up in abrasiveness. Polish, paint cleaner, compound, whatever you have.
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:12 AM   #8
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Might try some WD-40. I've seen it get some things off that gave me a hard time.
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Lordco sells a tree sap removal liquid. It worked for me.
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:56 PM   #10
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Well, I went to Walmart today, and bought Fantastik, mineral spirits, rubbing alcohol and acetone. And I've got WD-40 at home.

I'll let you know which works.
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