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How to Remove Hardened Tree Sap From Your Car: The Driest, Stickiest Disasters Removed!

Tree sap is the common problem in a typical household. It can be even worse when it is dried on your vehicle’s paint. The good news is that it can be removed along with other dry sticky substances.

This guide will go over how you can remove it with ease. We’ll show you one of our favorite products that will be a huge help. The sooner you remove the dry and sticky substances like tree sap, the less likely your paint will get damaged.

If you’re ready to get the job done, keep reading. Let’s get started right now.

PrO DETAILER’s Favorite STICKINESS REMOVER

Sap Attack – Tree Sap, Tar & Sticker Remover

★★★★★ 

Customers LOVE the Results!

Carefully formulated to ATTACK the stickiest substances, Sap Attack gets rid of stubborn tree sap, tough tar, old bumper stickers, bugs, gum and asphalt. Works quickly to break down the contaminants and allow for easy removal.

Wash the car like normal

The first thing you need to do is wash the car like we normally do. This can be the basic water bucket and soap method. Or you can use a foam cannon if you want something that is touchless.

Either way, these can work to your advantage. This may do a good job of removing a good chunk of sap if it hasn’t dried up already. If it’s already dry, you’ll still need to do some extra work.

Try to scrub it evenly as it can scratch the exterior. With that said, we’ve got something that will easily eliminate dried tree sap. And we think that you’re going to like it.

In general, tree sap tends to stick to surfaces relatively quickly once it touch the surface, but it can take longer for it to dry and harden

Soak the tree sap

Now, it’s time to try and soak the tree sap. In other words, your goal is to ‘agitate’ it as much as possible. The following steps will apply to different parts of your exterior. Let’s start with the paintwork:

PrO DETAILER’s Favorite STICKINESS REMOVER

Sap Attack – Tree Sap, Tar & Sticker Remover

★★★★★ 

Customers LOVE the Results!

Carefully formulated to ATTACK the stickiest substances, Sap Attack gets rid of stubborn tree sap, tough tar, old bumper stickers, bugs, gum and asphalt. Works quickly to break down the contaminants and allow for easy removal.

Paintwork

The paint can get damaged from dry tree sap. However, there are ways to remove it before it’s even drying. Some say that the following products listed below can be helpful:

  • Rubbing alcohol (with a microfiber cloth). Soak it on top of the tree sap for 30 seconds before agitating it gently.
  • Hand sanitizer. Great for a non-alcohol alternative. Use a cotton ball and soak it with the sanitizer to agitate the sap with it.
  • WD-40. Of course, it’s proven useful for so many things. You want to spray it on the tree sap and let it sit for about five minutes while covering it with a large paper towel and wipe away the residue afterward.
  • Commercial cleaner. This will depend on the instructions that you need to follow. Most of the time, you want to add it to a cloth and place it on the sap for 30 seconds before scrubbing.

Tree sap can usually be remove if it is dealt with within a few days, but if it is left for a longer period of time, it can start to erode or damage the clear coat on the paint.

How long does it take for sap to ruin paint?

Windshield and Windows

Your windshield and windows can also be affected by sticky tree sap. You can rub alcohol on it using a cotton ball. The cotton ball will need to be soaked and applied on the sap for about 5 to 10 minutes. Rub the cotton ball and wipe the area to clean if you’re successful.

Other options you can use include White Vinegar, which can be sprayed on the sap and sit for about five minutes. Finally, you can use a boxcutter blade to gently scrape off the sap.

While these solutions mean well, they can be risky to do, especially when you may face the prospect of scratching the paint or windshield. You may also be risking damage to the wax and sealants that may have been applied already.

Say hello to Sap Attack.

Say hello to Sap Attack

Sap Attack is a carefully put-together formula that is five years in the making. This contains ingredients that will eliminate the driest and stickiest substances (including tree sap). This can remove gum, tar, asphalt, and sticker residue.

You name the ‘sticky substance, and it can remove it. This can also keep your clear coat safe. This means if you have a wax or ceramic finish, it will stay safe and won’t be removed.

Here’s how you can use Sap Attack to remove the dried tree sap from your vehicle:

  1. Shake the bottle well.
  2. Spray Sap Attack on a microfiber towel and wipe it on your vehicle’s surface. Make sure you’re rubbing it gently into the tree sap.
  3. It may be necessary to apply another application if the tree sap cannot be easily removed. The process should be repeated until the sap has been removed.
  4. Using regular water and soap, you can clean the surface. Alternatively, you can use our Torque Detail Waterless Wash.
  5. Apply one more coating of Sap Attack. This time, you’re doing this to protect against any future tree sap from drying up.

And that’s how you do it. You’ll be amazed by what this special formula can do for your vehicle’s paint and windshield. This is also safe on chrome and rims.

But remember, it’s not safe on any bare metals or raw aluminum. Also, make sure you wear nitrile gloves when using this.

What else do we recommend?

If you are looking for another product to get rid of the tree sap and other sticky stuff, we might have something for you: it’s our Decon Wash Pack. This comes with our Decontamination Soap and a microfiber washing mitt.

This will be effective when you want to wipe off all kinds of decontaminants. You can also prevent future decontamination by applying this throughout your vehicle’s exterior. All you need to do is apply the soap, wipe it in a circular motion and wash it down.

Not only you will get rid of all the decontaminants, but it also keeps your wax and sealant jobs intact. That’s right – you can keep your vehicle nice and shiny even if you use this Decontamination soap.

PrO DETAILER’s Favorite STICKINESS REMOVER

Sap Attack – Tree Sap, Tar & Sticker Remover

★★★★★ 

Customers LOVE the Results!

Carefully formulated to ATTACK the stickiest substances, Sap Attack gets rid of stubborn tree sap, tough tar, old bumper stickers, bugs, gum and asphalt. Works quickly to break down the contaminants and allow for easy removal.

Final Thoughts

If you are looking to remove hardened tree sap, we’ve got you covered. We hope that you follow the directions using our Sap Attack product. We’re confident that you’ll put this to good use the minute you see pesky tree sap (or anything sticky and dried on your vehicle).

Whether it’s tree sap, tar, or gum, there’s nothing that comes close. If you want to get your hands on Sap Attack, get it now before we sell out. Hurry, order your bottle today! 

  • Published on Nov 12, 2023