Pine rosin on paint

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Old 08-16-12, 04:52 PM
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Pine rosin on paint

Is there a secret formula for getting pine rosin off a car?
 
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Old 08-16-12, 04:54 PM
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Goof off, WD40, maybe even mineral spirits. Be careful on any plastic parts though. WD40 should be safe...but you have to check.
 
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Vic forgot to add, you also need plenty of elbow grease
 
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Old 08-16-12, 05:25 PM
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I didn't think about the WD-40 but I should have. I know the stuff that turtle wax makes to get if off aint worth the time it took to buy it.
Thanks guys.
 
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I've never used it on one but WD-40 is marketed as being a good choice for cleaning things off car paint.
 
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denaturate alcohol***************
 
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Wouldn't denatured alcohol soften the paint?
 
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Denatured alcohol will soften/dissolve latex paint but doesn't hurt solvent based paints. I know automotive paints aren't the same as they used to be but I think denatured alcohol would still be ok.
 
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Cool - I was more concerned about the denaturing agents than the alcohol.
 
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Old 08-17-12, 11:03 AM
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Denatured alcohol or methylated spirits is ethanol that has additives to make it undrinkable (poisonous), to prevent human consumption. In some cases it is also dyed.

which they still drink it in some countries anyway.

anyhow, I just cleaned entire vehicle for sale with it. outside, inside - worked super well, and even on residue left from ductape, and that's tough one. rosin is historically dissolved in alcohol for liquid applications.
 
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