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ssthrd

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Posted: 08/26/20 10:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After a few days surrounded by Douglas fir trees, we noticed a few drops of pitch on the truck and trailer. After 10 days, it turned into a real mess.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to safely remove it from painted surfaces and especially from the awning on the TT? It's a real mess.


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Posted: 08/27/20 12:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try hand sanitizer, it has alcohol in it that dissolves sap and doesn't evaporate as fast as plain alcohol.





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Posted: 08/27/20 01:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wait till you get a good freeze this winter and with expired credit card you can just peel it right off, at least that's what I used to do to get it off.

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Posted: 08/27/20 05:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Professional Strength Goofoff.


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Watch using solvent type cleaners they can damage paint,decals and vinyl awnings I would try baby oil on a rag and my thumbnail just do the dots and wash with dish detergent as you go. I would plan on having some help.The suns warmth will help

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I cleaned some off the tonneau cover of my truck last week using very hot water and bug & tar remover on a micro fiber cloth. Took a lot of elbow grease but it did come off without damaging the cover.

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Posted: 08/27/20 06:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hand sanitizer





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Posted: 08/27/20 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WD-40 might work. I’ve used it to remove road tar.


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Rubbing alcohol


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WD-40 let it sit a bit and wipe or scrape off. Works great on windows and painted metal surfaces of your vehicle.

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