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I have had pretty good luck using the "clay bars" that are available on small amounts of tree sap. Not sure how they would work on a big glob, though. Hope someone else can chime in with better advise...
 

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Go down to your local auto body paint supply store (jobber) and pick up a 16 oz. can of 3M General Trim Adhesive Remover. This will cost about $15 and will last you forever. This stuff dissolves about everything except paint. It works wonderfully on tar and bugs and should help your tree sap problem. Be sure and rewax as this stuff will remove any wax it touches.

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I use good ole rubbing alcohol. Of course it removes wax and Zaino as well.

YMMV.

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I'd also like to send thanks for those pointers. Detailers - any further opinions on the relative merits of above suggestions (clay bars, 3M, turp., rubbing alc.)? What about differences in the pine sap over time (it does get harder and harder, doesn't it?) (Sorry detailers, know you are crinnnging)

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page 330 of the 2002 owners manual cover's the tree sap problem, indicating tar remover or turpentine would remove the stain and would not harm the finish if rinsed off immediately.we once had tree sap get on a new 1995 camry and toyota also recommended turpentine to remove it, a small container is available at wallmart and will last for years.
 
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