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Old 03-25-2015, 08:59 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by hoppers4 View Post
Mineral Spirits will do the trick. Think it's the same thing as turpentine mentioned in an earlier post
Mineral spirits is a solvent for petroleum based products. Turpentine is made from pine trees and is the solvent to use for tree sap.

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Old 03-25-2015, 10:09 PM   #12
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Thanks for the heads up Rick. Obviously that's something I didn't know so I'll have to change my answer to turpentine.

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Old 03-26-2015, 09:09 AM   #13
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I have used hand sanitizer to get pine tree sap off my truck. I have pine trees all around my garage & driveway. Works great. Be sure it is the type with alcohol. Don't get aggressive with it (no need to scrape or chip at it) just rub it in until it dissolves the sap. After it is gone I always wash off the area with mild soap and water.
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Old 03-27-2015, 05:02 AM   #14
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You're not going to use a large chunk of peanut butter, nor get it on the canvas, but rather place it on the sap itself.

Then again, if you are doing this while you are camping in the woods with bears around, then sure, I can understand its aroma attracting bears.

Then again, cooking or BBQ'ing would be a no no as well I'd think.
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Old 03-28-2015, 12:29 PM   #15
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Hand sanitizer works very well even on my truck. Larry
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I just wanted to follow up with how this worked out for me. This past weekend I finally got my X18D out of storage and home. I decided to try and see which of the suggestions would work out best.
Isopropyl Alcohol easily does the job the best. I just used it with a cotton pad and it virtually melted the sap away.
I also used hand sanitizer. It works really good as well but not as quickly as IPA.
I did try a bit of peanut butter as well. I had to scrub it quite a bit and of course it required more clean up after. But with patience and a little more work, it did remove the sap.
I gave mayonnaise a try too, much the same as peanut butter but it too did remove the sap.
I did not try the turpentine, first of all I didn't have any, and secondly I became a little worried it would affect the canvas.
Anyways, the IPA is easily the way to go. It removed big glops of sap with little to no effort at all.
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Old 04-16-2015, 11:52 PM   #17
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GO to the .99 cent store, get some '"Awesome" cleaner and some of those Magic Erasers, which are amazing and do not damage surfaces.
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:44 PM   #18
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Try spray 9
That works wonders for me

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