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Tree sap left a spot on my new car

Old 05-13-2016, 12:26 AM
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Default Tree sap left a spot on my new car

I found a gel-like stuff (very sticky), and I guess it's tree sap, on my car. I was lazy and didn't clean it up until 2 weeks later. Now after I cleaned it with hand sanitizer and cotton, I see that the gel-like thing is removed but left an obvious spot on my car.

Does anyone know how can I fix it? It's a brand new car less than a month so I am trying to figure what actually it is and what can I do to fix it.

Any suggest appreciated!
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Old 05-14-2016, 05:36 PM
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If you run a fingernail over the surface, can you feel an edge? If so, the sap has eaten through the clear coat and partially through the paint. A lot of substances (including egg yolks) will do this, especially if left without cleaning for an extended period of time.

I once saw the paint on an Oldsmobile removed down to the primer by a fast-food type milk shake.

If no edge can be felt with the fingernail test, then it is likely a stain, either way: Check with a (more than one) reputable auto paint shop for an repair estimate... or perhaps contact the dealership about a repair under warranty

Last edited by Prospector; 05-15-2016 at 10:32 AM.
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