On Fri, 15 Aug 2003 11:05:48 +0100, Nigel Mercier ®
I used some acetone (nail varnish remover), but please don't sue me if it
dissolves your paintwork down to the bare metal. I tried it first on a
patch under a painted bumper and the metallic lacquer coat seemed to be
unaffected. Nevertheless, I had some rags and liquid polish at hand to deal
with any after-effects. Celloluse-like compounds are easily dissolved by
ketones, and any house with a female inhabitant will have some acetone handy
in this form (sniff it first and make sure it's not some softy substitute).
Americans seem to like something called a "clay bar", but I have no idea
what this is or whether it is available in the UK.
Tree sap is turpentine -if it is from pine that is. Hard to imagine
how you'd get it on your car from anything else. White spirit will
shove it as will petrol. I doubt your paint will suffer from after
effects from petrol.
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