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Concern of tree sap/resin on my car

andyncarandyncar Member Posts: 5
edited June 2018 in Honda
I often park my car under tree in the work location. Today I realized my car has tree resin. Is it easy to remove it? What is the product you'd recommend? Can Car Wash service make it clean?

Beyond, do you know how paint in Honda Accord 2015 is developed to avoid sun fade, tree sap or so forth.


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    Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    Here's a good guide to REMOVING TREE SAP

    All modern cars use a clear coat over the factory paint, but if the tree sap is left on too long, that can get damaged.

    You might want to consider buying a cheap dust cover for the car while you are at work.
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    isellhondasisellhondas Member Posts: 20,342
    edited June 2018
    That was a good article! Sap can be miserable to remove since it'll etch the clear coat. The idea of a car cover is a good one.
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    cody_b_11cody_b_11 Member Posts: 2
    You can prefer car wash service, but that would cost you more. I'm not sure about other products, but I came across TopCoat F11 Polish. You just spray it, wipe it off with their microfiber towel and it removes all the bugs... has worked well for me so far!
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    Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    Very cold water--almost ice water--works very well for small areas. For some reason, the chilled water causes the sap to lift off the clear coat. It would be a pain to do a whole car that way, though.
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