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Some of you, experienced driver, might already know about this..

Certain type of tree, they like to drop their pollen, that's the beauty of life :)
However, if you park your beloved vehicle under them, it is going to make your day.. a sad day.

I happened to park my CT under one of these tree at work one day, and thankfully someone that saw what happened to the CT (and he think it is very nice car!) ran to me and advised me to move my car..

If it is not him, I'm going to take even longer to clean my car up later...

I noticed there were 30+ little yellow sticky things all over the front and the top of my white CT.. Firstly I hand picked the pods out one by one, and there's still a lot yellow sticky thing.

I was able to use my nail to get those dried harden ones away, but those liquid one are the headache.

In order for me to clean those up, I had to go buy the car detailing clay (about $25-$30 in Canada), and they did a very good job removing all those yellowish sticky pollen away.. but used me couple hours carefully cleaning.

So, I think it is good to share with all of you here :)
Choose where to park carefully!

Happy driving.
 

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I thought you were referring to those dusty, yellow..."pollen", and was about to recommend you a California Duster.
Anyway, yeah... I steer clear from trees.
 

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Yea.. I'm talking about those yellow liquid ones.

Somewhere there's people saying you can use Shout Gel on them.. but I'm not dare to try that haha..

If anyone has a better way to clean it up please let me know :)
 

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Goo Gone (for cars) worked well removing tree sap on my previous car, but you gotta get'em before they completely dry up (or it'll just take more elbow grease)

I would NEVER use any laundry or dishwashing type detergents on a car
 

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Yea.. I'm talking about those yellow liquid ones.

Somewhere there's people saying you can use Shout Gel on them.. but I'm not dare to try that haha..

If anyone has a better way to clean it up please let me know :)
There is a product I have used for many years...going back over 20 years ago...called Flitz...google it or view it on Amazon.com
They sell it in some automotive stores. Safe on paint, works on chrome...it's awesome. Made in Germany I think. I have used it on cars to remove light oxidation and it deepened the color of my paint.
 

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There is a product I have used for many years...going back over 20 years ago...called Flitz...google it or view it on Amazon.com
They sell it in some automotive stores. Safe on paint, works on chrome...it's awesome. Made in Germany I think. I have used it on cars to remove light oxidation and it deepened the color of my paint.
I always thought of Flitz as a polisher than a 'sticky goo' remover or degreaser. It is an awesome product, though. I use it on firearms.
 

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I wouldn't use Goo Gone for the exterior of the car in big areas and if you do like using that product, I recommend waxing your car in areas that you use it. One product I LOVE is Turtle Wax Bug & Tar remover, it works wonders and leaves a nice protective water repellant film when you're done using it (like a liquid wax).

Amazon.com: Turtle Wax T-520A Bug and Tar Remover Trigger - 16 oz.: Automotive
 

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ugh. i hate tree sap.
 
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