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Robertb
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 3:51 pm    Post subject: Grr, tree sap Reply with quote

So, I parked under a tree a few weeks ago and returned to find a number of very sticky seed things on the paint. I picked them off, but did not wash off the sticky residue.

I snow-foamed and washed the car the other day and found that the sticky bits have hardened and etched the paint, to make odd marks a bit like some badly applied lacquer blobs. So far I've clayed, tried G Techniq tar remover, Meguiars Ultimate Compound and Zymol HD Cleanse, but to no avail.

I don't want to polish more with the DA as I will take off too much clearcoat in the surrounding area.

Any ideas? Question

The irony was I only parked under the tree so no one else could park next to it!
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few weeks between washes nooo

Wasting your time with anything other than 1200 grit soaped up.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have your tried softening them off with something like white spirit or meths
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once the lacquer takes the form of what's landed on it the only option it to flatten it back.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex wrote:
Once the lacquer takes the form of what's landed on it the only option it to flatten it back.


Is that what happens? I’d not realised how fragile the lacquer is.

I will try leaving some paper towel soaked in spirit on it, but I suspect you are right and wet sanding is probably the best bet.
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