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Old Yesterday, 12:08 PM   #1
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What can be used to remove tree pitch on roof of trailer

Roof of trailer has pitch or tree sap. Any suggestions on how to remove this sticky and yellow substance?
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Isopropyl alcohol works

Isopropyl alcohol worked great for us for pine pitch from shore pines on the WA coast and spruce pitch in OR.
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It works well on pines from the east coast as well.
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Roof of trailer has pitch or tree sap. Any suggestions on how to remove this sticky and yellow substance?
Shaeffer Citrol ! Excellent product. Also great for removing tar residue. It removes wax so I always wax that area after cleaning with Citrol.
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Thank you very much. we did try the isopropyl alcohol but it didn't remove the colouring.
we are going to post a photo to Escape directly as well. not sure if it is sap
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If it's just coloring you might try a little compound.
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We have successfully used PineSol. Of course, a thorough rinse is required right after.
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photo of roof attached

concerned this may be breakdown of roof finish
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WD-40 works great
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Goo Gone or Goof Off also works. Never thought of WD40 but I suspect it would be similair to the Goo Gone or Goof Off
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Goo Gone or Goof Off also works. Never thought of WD40 but I suspect it would be similair to the Goo Gone or Goof Off

I haven't found either of those products works that well, and WD40 is best at stinking. If you apply ice, you can then press the sharp edge down on the sap, being careful not to penetrate it and damage the surface. The sap shatters, leaving little residue.
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