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Old 08-21-2016, 02:20 PM   #1
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I'm looking for some help.....We were camping near Victoria BC under some beautiful trees enjoying the warm weather. I didn't think............... it didn't even cross my mind that there may be sap from the trees dripping on my 2015 Escape 21. We arrived home after two weeks and I realized that I had at least 100 drops of tree sap all over the top of the roof.

So.....I was out polishing and waxing this morning trying to remove this sticky stuff. I found car wax and lots of elbow grease seemed to remove most of it however not all of it.

Has anyone run into this issue before and how does one get rid of the sap without damaging the fiberglass roof. As I said car wax works but I can still see the small spot after I am finished.

Solutions anyone?? Thanks in advance. I appreciate the help.
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Old 08-21-2016, 02:44 PM   #2
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Been there and will be again am sure. When the sap has dried using a rag soaked in hot water will soften up the resin. Then the best product I've found is Goof Off in their Pro Strength formula. It specifies on the back as suitable for use on fiberglass. Works great with little effort.
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Old 08-21-2016, 02:55 PM   #3
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I wet a used dryer sheet with Isopropyl Alcohol, comes right off.

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Old 08-21-2016, 02:56 PM   #4
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I always wonder if "professional" means it's more effective or that it just costs more. What I do know is that Goo Gone is ineffective.
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I've heard reports both pro and con about solvents like Goof Off. Haven't ever tried it on tree sap. For Pine sap, I've always had good results with Turpentine. Of course, you'll have to then wash the trailer and re-wax.
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Where do you get Isopropyl Alcohol? I looked it up at Rona and Home Depot with no luck.
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Glen, isopropyl alcohol the stuff you get in there first aid section to use on cuts and scrapes.


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Where do you get Isopropyl Alcohol? I looked it up at Rona and Home Depot with no luck.
Any drug store.
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Probably called Denatured Alcohol.
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The wife's side of the bathroom vanity.
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