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Old 29 Jun 2004, 07:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Removing Tree Sap and Bugs

Hello all, tree SAP :twisted: is a bit of an issue if you have to park under thress these days so heres what i used to get rid:

Autoglym Bug and Tar Remover.... Works well but not as well as the Neat Screen Wash (alc based)...

This seemed to remove the sap quicker and easier over Bug and Tar remover.
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Old 29 Jun 2004, 07:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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cheers for that m8 would not of thought of using that
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Old 30 Jun 2004, 07:34 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Another good one for getting rid of those hard to shift contaminates

Quick Clay by Meguiars, leaves the paint as smooth as glass

Quick Clay comprises of a Clay Bar and bottle of Quick Detailer.
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Another good one for getting rid of those hard to shift contaminates

Quick Clay by Meguiars, leaves the paint as smooth as glass

Quick Clay comprises of a Clay Bar and bottle of Quick Detailer.

ditto that.
you should use a nice claybar on your paint at LEAST once every 6 months.
removes all of the solvents from the clearcoat and makes the paint as
smooth as a babies behind

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Old 07 Sep 2004, 06:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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BUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!

i have just picked up my new black scooby and after the first wash (meguiars soft wash) there is still bug squash all over it.

should i use clay now? (6 days old) and wax it up? thought i would get away with it as it was new. once i had washed it i was ready with the wax but didnt want to wax over the bug smear?

what should i do?? dont want to screw it up the first attempt

thanks for any help

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Old 07 Sep 2004, 07:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Using the Quick clay won't hurt the paintwork.....


However you could try this
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Gold Class Bug and Tar Remover

Bug splatter and road tar are highly adhesive and potentially harmful to your finish. Left in place, they can bond to your paint, etching and staining it. We’ve developed this special formula to let you remove these hazards on the spot, before they can do damage.

473ml - £6.99
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ok ,ill give it a go cheers

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Old 08 May 2005, 09:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I've often had the problem in Southern Europe.

For tree sap, wash the car with hot water, It melts the tree sap and washes it away. Use a mild shampoo.

For bugs, if you wanna avoid using biting products always (no good for the wax on your car), I haven't found anything more efficient that a lot of water.
Wash your car when it's raining, ideally after you've been driving in the rain. Bugs are soaked and go off like nothing.
(For what I remember from the UK, you generally don't have to wait too long for a rainy day )
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