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Old 04-08-2010, 02:13 PM   #1
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Sap help, please!

So our first trip out with the beeyouteeful new camper and we get the site under the pine tree. Ugh. Haven't looked at the roof yet, but there's a section on the awning that has a lot of sap. (and it was terribly windy last night so we brought the awning in.... so now of course the underside has sap too.

What can I do (or hopefully DH, lol) to get the sap off?
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:35 PM   #2
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Most of the people on another site, sorry I wasn't sure what to use, recommended GooGone. that's was my first though or Black Streak Remover Spray.

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Old 04-08-2010, 04:37 PM   #3
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Tree sap is sticky. Use wd-40 by spraying it on a rag first. wipe the rage on the sap turning the rag from time to time. WD-40 is a good solvent for sap. you can also use wd-40 to remove road tar, label adhesives, and varnish-like gummy deposits off of yard tools. It is pretty safe to use on painted surfaces, but the residue should be washed off with mild detergent like handsoap or dish soap asap after getting off the sap.

Almost forgot to mention - these steps will strip off the wax or other polish/protectant. Be sure to re-polish if that's your thing.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:58 PM   #4
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So our first trip out with the beeyouteeful new camper and we get the site under the pine tree. Ugh. Haven't looked at the roof yet, but there's a section on the awning that has a lot of sap. (and it was terribly windy last night so we brought the awning in.... so now of course the underside has sap too.

What can I do (or hopefully DH, lol) to get the sap off?
I unintentionally left the sap on my rubber roof for a couple months. Seems that the sun hardened it up and it came off quite easily. I hear your pain about the awning. I got it clean with a lot of elbow grease, can't remember what I used to help. Lesson #1 about awnings; DON'T put out under pine trees!
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