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    Default Removing spruce sap off hard surfaces,any suggestions?

    So the sap around our wood box is really starting to build up on the floor and i've tried many ways to remove it with little success.I,ve tried Goo Gone,alcohol,brake cleaner,heating it up with a blow dryer and scraping it and elbow grease.Any one have a go to method for removing it?

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    I've always used a little mayonnaise to get pitch off. It does take some time as you have to rub it in for awhile. May try WD40...
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    Turpentine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    I've always used a little mayonnaise to get pitch off. It does take some time as you have to rub it in for awhile. May try WD40...

    Yes, an oil based product works great for removing sticky/adhesive type substances form many surfaces. I was going to recommend WD40 as 4mer did, be aware that, depending on the surface (porous), an oil based product may leave a stain.

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    Have you tried hot water and soap?

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    WD was my first thought as well. I see other places that rubbing alcohol is supposed to help.
    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Spruce sap is nasty stuff alright; acetone followed up with some Gojo hand cleaner usually works for me. And quit burning green wood
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    A match?....

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    can you freeze it then scrape it off with a putty knife?

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    I got ya covered! Aerosol hairspray! Must be aerosol...

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    if Dy Ice were handy, the freeze and scrap might work

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    Thanks for the ideas guys.I've tried hot soap and water,rubbing alcohol and canadian windsor (accidentaly!).I'll try some of the other suggestions.It seems I tried WD-40 but can't recall for sure.Not burning any green wood here,all drift wood from the ocean,all well seasoned.I don't know if they sell areosol hairspray here but there's a guy in town with a nice mullet that i'm sure has some I can borrow!

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    I've used peanut butter to get at the spruce sap. Adams works well because it's oily. Rub it in, wait, scrape, rub in more, wait, and scrape off more. Good luck.

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    Lighter fluid (without the matches) Just got some sap of my truck hood the other day. Little dab on a cloth and rub it off then wash the area with soap and water.
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