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Old 04-21-2018, 08:11 PM   #1
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Pine tree resin on solar panel

It seems my neighbor's tree has dropped gobs of resin on my solar panels. Does anyone have any suggestions on removing the sticky stuff without damaging the panel. My first thought was a razor blade but I thought I would ask for help before doing anything to drastic.
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Old 04-21-2018, 08:20 PM   #2
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It seems my neighbor's tree has dropped gobs of resin on my solar panels. Does anyone have any suggestions on removing the sticky stuff without damaging the panel. My first thought was a razor blade but I thought I would ask for help before doing anything to drastic.
Butter or peanut butter. Really! Its biodegradable and non-toxic.
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I'd apply ice to make the resin brittle and then use a single sided razor blade ( the same that's used for removing paint from windows and for cleaning smooth top stoves ).
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Can you tell me the result? Or, do I have to watch 7 minutes and 58 seconds of video. I know Goo Gone doesn't work very well, if at all.
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Similar to auto paint; if hardened first get some hot water to soften, then use Turtle wax bug & tar remover or isopropyl. Been there, done that.
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Razor blade then a solvent can be used as the glass is tempered, you won’t hurt it.

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Similar to auto paint; if hardened first get some hot water to soften, then use Turtle wax bug & tar remover or isopropyl. Been there, done that.
I go the opposite way. Ice it and the resin will shatter with application of the blade. Most of it will fall away and then you can apply isopropyl. I would not use blade on paint or gel coat, only on glass.
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I have had the best results on pine tar and road tar with 3M General Purpose Adhesive Remover 08984. Comes in a quart at automotive parts or paint stores or Amazon. Quart lasts almost forever.
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I go the opposite way. Ice it and the resin will shatter with application of the blade. Most of it will fall away and then you can apply isopropyl. I would not use blade on paint or gel coat, only on glass.
Seems we're polar opposites in general. Ok by me
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