Trees are very beautiful. Except, they leave messes all over your car. Instead of ignoring it to stomp around and make a show of your frustrations, you can clean it. But, how? We’re glad that you asked. Follow the instructions in this article on how to clean a car that has been sitting under a tree.
If you’re asking if you should wait at least a month before cleaning any messes that show up on the exterior of your car, don’t do that. Clean the messes within at least a day or two. Cars are like your children. You need to look after them.
Leaves and other dirt and grime that show up on your car from trees is easy to remove, but tree sap. That’s a different story. Sap won’t damage the paint on your car, but it can leave the unpleasant coloring to the paint if you don’t care about it immediately.
There is a way to remove sap stains without the use of cleaning liquids. We already mentioned that you can use your fingernail to dig into that hardened sap to remove it.
For any individual who does not want to ruin their nails, here is another option for you.
While this may look dangerous, and create possible cracks in your window, a box cutter remover does the job well. Just scrape it over the tar (LIGHTLY) and you’ll get rid of the excess in no time.
Hand Sanitizer comes in handy for cleaning germs off your hands. Here’s what you didn’t know. It gets rid of tree sap. Squeeze out a drop of hand sanitizer onto the spot with the sap and rub it in with your finger. Don’t use a rag to rub it in. But, you can use a rag or a power towel to dry it off.
To anybody who even thinks about using their windshield wiper to clear away sap, that is a bad idea. Refrain from doing that and wait until you are parked in your driveway. Trying to clear away fresh sap will only smear a horrible sticky liquid all over the windshield. You won’t be able to see where you are going.
The best way to remove any surface contaminates; like residue, dish soap does the trick. Not only does it remove residue, but dish soap will also remove any wax off the paint of the car. Wax the car after washing it.
Getting rid of leaves should be an easy task. But, you should know that leaves leave (no pun intended) damage to the paint of your car. The sap, pollen, and acid from leaf stains and damages the paint finish on your car. It’s worse when leaves are wet. Instead of pretending its a game of hide-and-seek go remove those leaves from your car before it becomes hidden in a pile.
In addition, if you leave leaves unattended for a long time, they can clog drains, damage air filters, and other important parts of the car. Now that you let them rot into the pain, leaves are going to be even more difficult to remove. To get rid of leaves, either use your hands to pick off the leaves or go with a leaf blower. Or follow these other useful tips.
Insects are a problem. Getting rid of bug stains is a battle, but at least your car is happier afterward. Remove stains with a cleaner or a solvent. Let the solution sit a few minutes and then give it a soft wipe with the back of a tissue. Cleaners will remove the insects entirely and brighten the polish.