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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Sap from Hell on Windshield

I have sap on my windshield that my windshield cleaner plus a lot of elbow grease (and cursing) just cannot budge. It's on the wipers also so i think they may be shot (brand new of course).
Any ideas? I can't think of any more creative curses to scream.
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I have sap on my windshield that my windshield cleaner plus a lot of elbow grease (and cursing) just cannot budge. It's on the wipers also so i think they may be shot (brand new of course).
Any ideas? I can't think of any more creative curses to scream.
Time and elbow grease got rid the sap on my car.
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I used rubbing alcohol and a green scrubby on my Grand Am I had before my Balt and worked perfect

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"Goof off" or "bug and tar remover".
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On the windshield just scrape it off with a razor blade. takes about 5 seconds. then follow up with some adhesive remover. I do this all the time at work and it works great. DO NOT use a razor blade on paint though. then just use adhesive remover alone.
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Thanks for the ideas. So far I googled and came up with:
rubbing alcohol vinegar turpentine lighter fluid mayo coke wd40 goo gone

acetone bug off dawn tarminator

I want to use the safest thing
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razor blade at a steep angle. done. lol
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razor blade at a steep angle. done. lol
^^^^^ this too!!!! After reading both of his post totally forgot thats what we did when I was a detailer in 02-04

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I have water spots that no cleaner or elbow grease has ever made a dent in...on paint and on glass. Someone told me to try super fine(0000) steel wool on the windows.

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razor blade on glass? Not so sure about that-definitely wouldn't use steel wool
The area is too big now for a razor anyway.
I'm thinking of starting with the rubbing alcohol, then the vinegar.
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