Frequently Asked Questions
How do I remove sap from a car?
Sap can be one of the most challenging things to remove, especially if it's been dried on there for long periods of time. We recommend giving the Stoner Tarminator a try. With one quick treatment you can remove the vast majority of contaminants on your vehicle's exterior surfaces and it's pretty effective on fresh tar. Simply mist this product onto the contaminated area, let it dwell, and wash it off thoroughly. If that doesn't work, spray again and agitate with a clean and soft cloth, which should work on most fresh sap. If you still have leftover sap we'd suggest using a medium grade clay bar to help remove it safely. If that doesn't work you can move up to something really strong like mineral spirits, just be sure to thoroughly wash the vehicle afterward.
More Detailing FAQs
For more detailing assistance you can check out our Detailing Guide, Ask-a-Pro Detailer Blog, the FAQs below, or contact us.
- I'm new to detailing. Where do I get started?
- I am looking to wash and dry my car, what are your recommendations?
- How do I use a clay bar correctly?
- I am looking to start polishing my car. Can you guide me in the right direction?
- With all the various options for Quick Detailers, I am having trouble deciding on what one is best for me. Can you highlight some of them and recommend what one you like the best?
- What is a glaze and should I use one?
- How do waxes, sealants and coatings compare, and which one is best for me?
- How many and what type of microfiber towels should I use for each detailing step?
- How do I choose the correct buffer or polisher for me?
- How long do products last?
- What do you recommend to remove spots or etchings caused by bird droppings?
- How do I remove water marks or water spots?
- How do I remove cigarette smoke smell from a car?
- How do I remove "wet dog" smell from a car?
- How do I remove lovebug etchings from my paint?
- How do I clean suede in a car?
- How do I clean Alcantara in a car?