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    • GTR King
    • By GTR King 22nd Sep 16, 9:49 PM
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    What to do, Tree Sap Problem??
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 9:49 PM
    What to do, Tree Sap Problem?? 22nd Sep 16 at 9:49 PM
    New used white car (Had under a week) & Tree Sap...

    In my road (Permit Street Parking) left had side is under trees (Usually spaces left) Right hand side there is usually no spaces left (Under no trees) road to left (small road & turns into 2 small Cul-De-Sacks) about 4/5 spaces (Usually gone) Further down my road on left had side (Going up Road) Some spaces left (But not many at end of day) and road to the left going down (Usually loads of space)

    What is my best plan?? I want to park my car near my house not to far away but don't wanna clean it every week (Will cost to much) and not get tree sap on it..

    Is Tree Sap bad for the paint work?
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    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 22nd Sep 16, 10:02 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:02 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:02 PM
    How is washing your car gonna cost too much ? Even on a water metre a bucket or two of water is not going to break the bank


    If it is, go buy a cover for your car
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • maninthestreet
    • By maninthestreet 22nd Sep 16, 10:13 PM
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    • #3
    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:13 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:13 PM
    Tree sap may need more than just water to remove it.
    "You were only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!!"
    • GTR King
    • By GTR King 22nd Sep 16, 10:17 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:17 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:17 PM
    I usually go to my local car wash very good £6 outside £12 inside & out

    so should I just park my car where there are no trees?? even if it means away from the house?
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 22nd Sep 16, 10:21 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:21 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 10:21 PM
    You have a few choices

    Park away from the tress and walk ( road tax doesn't give you the right to a parking space)

    Park under the trees and suck up the cost of washing the car

    Park under the trees and wash the car yourself

    Park under the trees and buy a car cover

    Simples

    Unless of course you expect the council to cut down the trees so you can park?
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
    • Iceweasel
    • By Iceweasel 23rd Sep 16, 8:21 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 8:21 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 8:21 AM
    This is simple - park where there are no trees.

    Some tree sap cannot be removed without a professional re-polishing/treatment.
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 23rd Sep 16, 9:22 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 9:22 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 9:22 AM
    I bet the trees by the OP are Lime trees. They line the road I live on. I get the sticky honeydew (it isn't actually sap) on my car from them. I washes off easily with soapy water in my experience. If it has been left on a car for a while a bit of scrubbing with a sponge might be required as well as a bit of a soak.
    • ratrace
    • By ratrace 23rd Sep 16, 9:34 AM
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    • #8
    • 23rd Sep 16, 9:34 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 9:34 AM
    New used white car (Had under a week) & Tree Sap...

    In my road (Permit Street Parking) left had side is under trees (Usually spaces left) Right hand side there is usually no spaces left (Under no trees) road to left (small road & turns into 2 small Cul-De-Sacks) about 4/5 spaces (Usually gone) Further down my road on left had side (Going up Road) Some spaces left (But not many at end of day) and road to the left going down (Usually loads of space)

    What is my best plan?? I want to park my car near my house not to far away but don't wanna clean it every week (Will cost to much) and not get tree sap on it..

    Is Tree Sap bad for the paint work?
    Originally posted by GTR King
    Is this the white polo gti?
    Did you buy it? nice car
    People are caught up in an egotistic artificial rat race to display a false image to society. We want the biggest house, fanciest car, and we don't mind paying the sky high mortgage to put up that show. We sacrifice our biggest assets our health and time, We feel happy when we see people look up to us and see how successful we are”

    Rat Race
    • foxy-stoat
    • By foxy-stoat 23rd Sep 16, 10:26 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 10:26 AM
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    • 23rd Sep 16, 10:26 AM
    Use a few coats of Carnauba wax on the roof and bonnet, or the whole car and see if the wax comes off any easier.

    You may just need to clean it more often.
    • marlot
    • By marlot 23rd Sep 16, 11:46 AM
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    New used white car (Had under a week) & Tree Sap...

    In my road (Permit Street Parking) left had side is under trees (Usually spaces left) Right hand side there is usually no spaces left (Under no trees) road to left (small road & turns into 2 small Cul-De-Sacks) about 4/5 spaces (Usually gone) Further down my road on left had side (Going up Road) Some spaces left (But not many at end of day) and road to the left going down (Usually loads of space)

    What is my best plan?? I want to park my car near my house not to far away but don't wanna clean it every week (Will cost to much) and not get tree sap on it..

    Is Tree Sap bad for the paint work?
    Originally posted by GTR King
    Build a garage?
    Cut down the trees?
    Park elsewhere?
    Put a cover over the car?
    Learn to live with the sap?
    Sell the car?
    Move elsewhere?

    Give the car a throrough coat of wax, and wash it regularly.
    Last edited by marlot; 23-09-2016 at 11:48 AM.
    • Johno100
    • By Johno100 23rd Sep 16, 12:07 PM
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    Build a garage?
    Cut down the trees?
    Park elsewhere?
    Put a cover over the car?
    Learn to live with the sap?
    Sell the car?
    Move elsewhere?

    Give the car a throrough coat of wax, and wash it regularly.
    Originally posted by marlot
    BIB I'd like that option, but unfortunately the Plane tree that overhangs my drive and deposits its sap on my car is owned by the council. The council not only won't pay to have my car cleaned they even want to charge me to take away the leaves that fall off their tree onto my property, cheeky burgers.

    Anyway, a little tip that works with the type of sap that the aforementioned tree produces. Alcohol based hand sanitiser works just as well as the proprietary sap and tar removers and is half the price.
    • facade
    • By facade 23rd Sep 16, 5:13 PM
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    In The Olden Days, there used to be a tree overhanging my space at work.

    One morning I arrived at work early to find that some mystery person had brought some tree loppers to work and cut off all the branches that overhung my space and put them in the bins. (How kind )

    Didn't have cctv then......
    I want to go back to The Olden Days, when every single thing that I can think of was better.....

    (except air quality and Medical Science )
    • marlot
    • By marlot 23rd Sep 16, 5:54 PM
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    BIB I'd like that option, but unfortunately the Plane tree that overhangs my drive and deposits its sap on my car is owned by the council.
    Originally posted by Johno100
    Its amazing what can happen to trees. Not that I'm condoning any such thing.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/7849469/Tree-blocking-view-felled-during-the-night.html
    • GTR King
    • By GTR King 23rd Sep 16, 8:29 PM
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    My car is the Polo GTi White

    will try not to Park under the trees if i can
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 23rd Sep 16, 8:35 PM
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    Have some wet wipes in the car and with you - each time you go out, just wipe one over the area with the sap on it. 10 seconds, fresh, keep on top of it, should be all OK.
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