So, I just got home from being offshore for 28 days, and found my car covered… completely inundated with tree pitch and debris from a pecan tree we have in our driveway. This came as a complete surprise to me; neither of my roommates told me that this was going on, and neither of them offered to move my car for me (they have a spare key for emergencies). This is the first year we’ve lived at the house, so I never knew it could possibly be this bad!
So, I did my best using household cleaners to get the sticky, dirty, brown/black stuff off. I did a pretty good job, but now my car has tons of dark stains all over it. I’m thinking it’s pretty hopeless… probably going to need a paint job honestly. I can post pictures if you guys want to see what I’m talking about.
So I’ve gotten all the pitch/sap off, and washed the car thoroughly. All that’s left are these stains. They seem pretty inset, and no cleaner I had handy seemed to get them out. Is there any way to remove these stains? The pitch and sap itself is all gone for the most part, so I don’t know what, if anything, would be the best thing to try.
I’m not even sure who I should talk to or where I should shop to try and get something if there is anything that will help. An auto-supply store maybe? An auto-body shop?
Thanks so much for the help!