View Full Version : Removing Tree Sap
08-11-2012, 01:44 PM
I got some tree sap on my boat when we visited my parents place. It is on the outside underneath the rub rail. What is safe enough to remove it and not hurt my gel coat?
08-11-2012, 01:45 PM
08-11-2012, 04:02 PM
chainsaw (preventative maintenance) ;)
08-11-2012, 04:32 PM
Acetone or mineral spirits
08-11-2012, 05:05 PM
I used googone with success. Make sure to wash and wax after use.........
08-11-2012, 05:12 PM
paint thinner on a q-tip maybe? man that tree sap is tough stuff
08-11-2012, 08:53 PM
Use WD-40 then soap and water. Will come right off.
hand sanitizer wipes will take it right off
08-20-2012, 05:13 PM
JIm's right, acetone - small amount - nothing works on fiberglas like acetone - plumbers use it to remove glue and everything from fixtures.
09-05-2012, 12:49 PM
Rubbing alcohol will do it. Much less aggressive (and safer) than acetone.
09-05-2012, 02:58 PM
Thanks for all the responses guys
09-07-2012, 01:51 PM
If it is easily accessible, try ice. If you freeze it, it should become hard and you can pop it right off. If all else fails. I agree with everyone's response too, especially the preventative maintenance.