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Posted: 09/10/17 07:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just used my old standbys to remove pine pitch from my windshield: Bartenders Friend (powder glass cleaner) and good old cooking spray (PAM). The glass cleaner takes most of it off but for the real stubborn spots I make a paste of the two. The windshield comes out sparking clean. I'll let you know how it does on the paint because I noticed a couple spots on the hood.

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Posted: 09/10/17 07:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My husband has spent 40 years restoring/detailing show cars. All paints and sap/pitch are different but his go to method is rubbing alcohol on a micro fiber towel. Hold it on the spot for 5-10 seconds until you feel it start to soften then rub off. As I'm typing this he is removing sap from a customers black truck that owner scratched the heck out of trying to remove the sap. Try it on inconspicuos spot first to make sure it works with your paint.

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S1214 wrote:

Bartenders Fried


I assume you meant, Barkeepers Friend as I could find no reference to Bartenders Friend.

Barkeepers Friend contains feldspar powder which is an abrasive with a Mohs hardness of 7 on a scale of 1-10, 1 being talc and 10 being diamond. It also contains Oxalic acid which is a bleach.

I really don't think you want to use this on paint. Best to use a solvent, but one that doesn't dissolve the paint. Test first on an inconspicuous spot.

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