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epnault
08-11-2012, 01:44 PM
Hi Guys,
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?
Thanks,
Eric

Redstorm
08-11-2012, 01:45 PM
Try goofoff.

Jason.H.
08-11-2012, 04:02 PM
chainsaw (preventative maintenance) ;)

Jim@BAWS
08-11-2012, 04:32 PM
Acetone or mineral spirits

BrooksfamX2
08-11-2012, 05:05 PM
I used googone with success. Make sure to wash and wax after use.........

Jason.H.
08-11-2012, 05:12 PM
paint thinner on a q-tip maybe? man that tree sap is tough stuff

JLowder
08-11-2012, 08:53 PM
Use WD-40 then soap and water. Will come right off.

Bert
08-20-2012, 04:55 PM
hand sanitizer wipes will take it right off

helton333
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.

Maple Leaf
09-05-2012, 12:49 PM
Rubbing alcohol will do it. Much less aggressive (and safer) than acetone.

epnault
09-05-2012, 02:58 PM
Thanks for all the responses guys

CC2MC
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.