Car Tree Sap Removal

Who does not like parking their car under the shade of a big and gigantic tree? Well, all is well, until you roll out your vehicle from the glorious shade only to discover brown, sticky and gooey drops all over the hood! Tree sap stains are a common occurrence. Although they may seem benign, they can be quite challenging to remove. And, moreover, the longer you wait, the less likely they are to budge. Therefore, it is essential to either take prompt action or visit the professionals right away.

Why is Tree Sap on Car Harmful?

It is understandable that tree sap is sticky and tacky. Such tackiness is a result of terpenes. Simply put, terpenes are bio-active molecules produced by thousands of plant species, especially coniferous trees. Their main aim is to safeguard plants from hungry animals and infectious diseases. Moreover, the consistency and tackiness of tree sap also differ as per species. For instance, the sap of oak and maple trees is thinner in concentration, and you can easily remove them if caught fresh.

On the contrary, when it comes to other species of trees like cedar, fir, and pine, their sap is glue-like and can be very difficult to remove. Such tree sap does not even come off with soap and water. Besides, rigorous strokes can do more harm than good, as instead of eliminating the sap, the pain underneath might get removed.

Last but not least, tree sap is also harmful to your precious car because it will eat through the pain and substance of your vehicle if allowed to sit for hours or days. In such a context, calling a professional is your safest bet. However, if the tree sap is fresh and from species like maple and oak, a DIY attempt is worth a shot!

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How to Remove Tree Sap from Cars: A DIY Route

If the tree sap sitting on your car is fresh and looks thinner in consistency, then do not waste time and get it removed immediately. The steps for cleaning the same include –

  • Gently but firmly rub the sap stain with warm water, a mild soap and a microfibre towel
  • Use a sap remover to get the sap off
  • Wash your car thoroughly again
  • Reseal the pain by applying a coating of wax or polish

 

 

 

 

The Professional Route is Always the Best for Car Tree Sap Removal

If the tree sap on your car’s hood has been sitting for quite some time, maybe more than a few hours or a few days, then the DIY route can do more harm than good. When you try to remove the sap stain, it is the paint that might actually wear off. Therefore, taking professional assistance is always recommended.

At 5-Star Valeting Solutions, we ensure that your precious vehicle is free of sap stains, and the pain underneath goes unharmed. Our trained and experienced team ensures that top-tier sap is removed from your car while ensuring that it looks and feels brand new.

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    Summary
    Car Tree Sap Removal
    Service Type
    Car Tree Sap Removal
    Provider Name
    5 Star Valeting Solutions,
    Area
    United Kingdom
    Description
    Who does not like parking their car under the shade of a big and gigantic tree? Well, all is well, until you roll out your vehicle from the glorious shade only to discover brown, sticky and gooey drops all over the hood! Tree sap stains are a common occurrence. Although they may seem benign, they can be quite challenging to remove. And, moreover, the longer you wait, the less likely they are to budge. Therefore, it is essential to either take prompt action or visit the professionals right away.

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