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  1. Graphic914

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    Left my jl under a pine tree. Got home and had sap on hood window bumper and soft top. Hood and windshield came clean with sap remover. On bumpers and plastic fender not so much, in fact it looks like crap were I put sap river on. Not sure what to do about soft top. Any advice?
     
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    I use coconut oil to remove adhesives from delicate or chemically sensitive materials like plastics. I used it to take the residue off from the Scotch tape the dealer used for the temp registration on my rear vinyl window. It's probably not as instant as harsher chemicals, but it usually works with a bit of elbow grease. I'd imagine almost any cooking oil works the same. It can leave stains on fabric though, so, I'd try something else if you have the premium soft top... Maybe just straight dish soap?
     
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    I've actually been an automotive painter for almost 30 years. I use standard isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Soak the end of a soft cloth or paper towel with the alcohol and gently wipe over the sap until it is fully removed. It won't hurt you paint and typically comes off very easily. I don't know if you should use this same approach on the soft top?
     
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