The pine tree bordering our driveway has dripped a prolific amount of sap this year, maybe due to how hot the summer has been. The cars got sapped.
My car wash/detailer guy wanted $150 for sap removal and would include a wash, detail, wax, etc in the price. A hard nope from me! How hard could taking off 50+/-spots on each car be? Pshaw!
So I bought the $3.1 million dollar manufacturer-approved sap remover, soap, and rinser and set to work on the SUV. How hard could it be? This is how hard: Delicately apply the killer solvent to a spot, wash immediately, rinse, dry, repeat, repeat, repeat for each spot. I got all the sap off without damaging the clearcoat, but it took three+ hours and I took the car to get pro washed and dried cause I was paranoid I didn’t get all the chemicals off.
I think I copped a little solvent high, so there’s that
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Our other cars will be going to my guy for de–sapification. $150 is a freakin’ bargain.
So what have you DIY’d once that you now pay for? This and scraping off ancient wallpaper layers are at the top of my “Oh, Hell No!” list.