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Andy M.
Jun 25th, 2004, 05:02 PM
Dateline: Wedesday, June 23, 2004.

Late for work because of accidents on both of the highways that I take. :mad: When I did finally get there, there were'nt any parking spots left except for one; under a nice shady tree. I figure, cool the car won't be as hot when I get back in. Little did I know, the tree I parked under shed SAP like I was in the middle of a storm.

When I returned to the car that evening and was putting my stuff away a co-worker came up to me and said "oh no, you did'nt park under that tree did you?" I don't know, I thought it was pretty obvious that I did. Why I said? Everybody knows not to park there because of the sap. Guess what, I did'nt know. My car was covered in it, and I mean COVERED. I could just about see out of the windows. The hood, roof and trunk were the thickest, but it was all over everything. I was afraid to start it and drive it home for fear that the heat from the engine would burn the spots right into the hood. But I had no choice.

When I got home I went right to work; I got the nxt wash out and the quick wax, said a little prayer and hoped for the best.

To my wonderful surprise, the sap almost came off with just the hose, even on the hot hood which I was most worried about. It just goes to show what an awesome product it is.

Thank again Meguiars!!!!

Mike Phillips
Jun 25th, 2004, 05:50 PM
Hi 101impala...

First... I've been waiting for the right post to use this one,




:showpics:



Seriously, I glad to hear you were able to remove it without damage to your finish. Same kind of thing happened to me one time, I parked under a tree to keep the car cool and when I came back to it, it was covered with tree sap.

:wall: :wall: :wall:

Where I worked at Hewlett-Packard in Corvallis, Oregon, the parking lots had small shade trees randomly planted. There was always a shade tree planted next to a handicap parking space however. I thought it was almost mean to have these sap dropping trees planted in these spaces because some of these people are the least able to wash their car.

Mike

Stepinfetch
Apr 27th, 2005, 06:10 PM
I have done the same thing, tree sap comes off like a dream with that stuff.

TKDDAD
May 17th, 2005, 11:51 AM
:confused: so, tree sap will come off with the wax, or it has to be removed first ?...sorry for my ignorance....thanks,

RamAirV1
May 17th, 2005, 03:15 PM
Originally posted by TKDDAD
:confused: so, tree sap will come off with the wax, or it has to be removed first ?...sorry for my ignorance....thanks,

The sooner you remove it, the easier. If you get it the same day, A good QD like Speed Detailer will get the sap off. If not try washing using Gold Class or NXT Car Wash. If that doesn't work you will probably have to clay. Some others prefer using alcohol but I haven't had much success with it.

Of course if you clay you will have to re-wax.


RamAirV1

Andy M.
May 18th, 2005, 07:59 AM
Like RamAirV1 said, get it off as soon as possible. The point was the protection NXT provides from the elements.
Hope this helps.

Andy
101impala

99saturnsc1
May 18th, 2005, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by 101impala
Dateline: Wedesday, June 23, 2004.



To my wonderful surprise, the sap almost came off with just the hose, even on the hot hood which I was most worried about. It just goes to show what an awesome product it is.

Yes and where in the past I've had issues with bird droppings..with the NXT these almost slide off on there own. Other waxes have not been as reliable and when the droppings were rubbed off (rubbing doesn't seem to be required with NXT) it alwys left behind a residue. so ROCK ON!! Meguiars

Thank again Meguiars!!!! :db:

TKDDAD
May 20th, 2005, 12:57 PM
Well, my new black Sonata LX has a product on it called AUTO ARMOR, don't know if anyone knows about it:

http://www.ecpinc.net/appearance1autoarmor.htm

I plan on waxing my car (only had it a week) this weekend with NXT....can't wait to see what it does....thanks for the info on the tree sap and I'll post pictures when I'm finished this weekend !

Mike Phillips
May 20th, 2005, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by TKDDAD
Well, my new black Sonata LX has a product on it called AUTO ARMOR, don't know if anyone knows about it:

http://www.ecpinc.net/appearance1autoarmor.htm

I plan on waxing my car (only had it a week) this weekend with NXT....can't wait to see what it does....thanks for the info on the tree sap and I'll post pictures when I'm finished this weekend !


I checked out their website and product offering, don't look like anything special. Here's what you should try, instead of applying Tech Wax to the entire car, just for fun, apply two thin coats to one section, like about 1 foot squared area on a flat surface like the hood. If you have some painters tape, make a tape line so you will be able to see a distinct difference.

Then inspect the two different sides in different light.

Then, assuming the NXT side looks better, apply to the entire car.

TKDDAD
May 20th, 2005, 01:40 PM
I don't actually mind waxing the whole car...my comment/concern was more toward not affecting the "armor" if I use TechWax....if you've checked it out and you think NXT will help protect the car even more, I'll do three thin coats if I have to...I don't mind....it wasn't a question of not having to wax the car...I WANT to wax it...It's relaxing and I enjoy it...hope I"m not confusing you...thanks for the reply and I'll wait to hear what you say before I get the wax...thanks !!

Mike Phillips
May 20th, 2005, 02:00 PM
Originally posted by TKDDAD
I don't actually mind waxing the whole car...my comment/concern was more toward not affecting the "armor" if I use TechWax....if you've checked it out and you think NXT will help protect the car even more, I'll do three thin coats if I have to...I don't mind....it wasn't a question of not having to wax the car...I WANT to wax it...It's relaxing and I enjoy it...hope I"m not confusing you...thanks for the reply and I'll wait to hear what you say before I get the wax...thanks !!

I think you misunderstand,

The "Armor" coat or wax or whatever it is is just a wax, nothing special, it's not some kind of invisible force field. What you want to do is find something that you like, and use it often.

If you like the Armor product, buy some and use it often. Wax is a sacrificial barrier coating, it's supposed to wear off and when it does, you replace it with some more.

Besides protection, how your car looks is also important to a lot of people, that's why I recommended testing how our wax looked next to what's already on the car.

With Meguiar's you get protection, great looks and you can find our products easily. I don't know that about other products.

Best of luck...

TKDDAD
May 20th, 2005, 03:32 PM
Mike, I think I understand....the Auto Armor was a $400 option that was already on the car when I bought it...for that price it should be a force field !...anyway, so I may not have to wax it now since this stuff was just applied a week ago ?....the car looks great, I just want ultimate protection...sorry if I sound like an idiot, this whole detailing thing is new to me but your website and the products that I've already used are awesome...I'm definitely a Meguiars customer for life...but, if I don't have to wax now, no sense in wasting time either...right ?....quick wash, Quik Detailer when she gets a little dusty and I'm good !...thanks again for your quick responses, I really appreciate them....have a great weekend !