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Old 08-21-2016, 04:25 PM   #11
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Probably called Denatured Alcohol.
The only thing to watch about that is that denatured just means made so you won't drink it, and may be applied to other alcohols (of which there are several)... usually ethanol.

If you're looking specifically for isopropyl alcohol - also called isopropanol - in a drug store, it will likely be described as "rubbing alcohol", but hand sanitizer is typical alcohol (likely isopropanol) gelled with a lot of water. In an automotive store, gas line antifreeze can be isopropanol (and/or methanol, and/or ethanol...).

It makes to buy it in straight form, but if you already have something like hand sanitizer around, it might make sense to try that on one spot and see if the alcohol is promising.
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Old 08-21-2016, 05:45 PM   #12
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Got a 500 ml bottle of hand sanitizer years ago and it's still full, so I'm in luck, I think.
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Old 08-21-2016, 05:58 PM   #13
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Given that my "handle" is ReagentGrade, I feel compelled to point out that denatured alcohol is ethyl alcohol (drinking alcohol) with added methanol (wood alcohol) and/or other ingredients to make it undrinkable/toxic. In other words, it has been"denatured" or rendered unnatural and therefore undrinkable.

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Old 08-21-2016, 06:11 PM   #14
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Probably called Denatured Alcohol.
No. Different stuff. Much more aggressive. Drug store for isopropyl.
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:35 PM   #15
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I also had a problem with tree sap and "rubbing alcohol" was amazing and it doesn't hurt the finish.
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:39 PM   #16
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Ah hah the dreads pine pitch drips....turtle wax bug and tar remover is what we used on our class c. Effortless and it works
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Turtle Bug'n'Tar doesn't have any effect on cedar sap that has hardened. Works well on insects and road tar.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:07 PM   #18
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Turtle Bug'n'Tar doesn't have any effect on cedar sap that has hardened. Works well on insects and road tar.
Not sure on the "hardened" part of cedar sap but it removed the dried and fresh pine pitch on my vehicle just the other day.
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Peanut butter or butter works well to remove sap from hands though I've never tried it on a painted surface before. It won't strip the wax like all the other solvents will, its bio-degradable, and will make you best buds with the local wildlife.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:42 PM   #20
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Got a 500 ml bottle of hand sanitizer years ago and it's still full, so I'm in luck, I think.
It might be too diluted, but it's certainly worth trying! If it works, but just not well enough, then full-strength isopropanol would be the logical next step. If it has no effect, then maybe alcohol of any kind won't do it.
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