Tree Sap on your clothes?

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by MountainMariner, May 17, 2016.


  1. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    Confirmed that rubbing alcohol 70% does indeed remove white spruce tree sap from clothing. Brand new black shirt that I mistakenly wore while chopping wood last year. Washed and dried the shirt several times and the sap hardened up nicely. Soaked the spots today with the rubbing alcohol for about 5 minutes, washed and dried. Tree sap is gone finally.
     
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  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Kerosene has worked for me.
     
  3. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Any good Petroleum solvent, will work for that....
     
  4. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    "The wise man doesn't wear clothing they care about while working with spruce."

    MountainMariner 2016
     
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  5. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I have found Goo Gone and nail polish remover to work pretty good.
     
  6. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    I end up with pine sap on clothes from Pinion pines. Only thing I've found to remove it is turpentine. But then it's difficult to get rid of the stink.

    I'll try the isopropanol (rubbing alcohol). I have the 91% stuff on hand. Doesn't smell as bad and it's easier to get rid of because it's water soluble.

    Thanks Mountain Marine.
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2016
  7. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    When I worked in the auto body business we would use rubbing alcohol to remove tree sap droplets from newly painted cars that were parked near a few large pines in the detailing area. I had forgotten about that.
     
  8. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Mayonnaise works on some pitch .
     
  9. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    I use Orange Rind Spray : Ill see if I can post a pix. [​IMG]

    I use this on sapped dripped machines !!!!
     
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  10. Altoidfishfins

    Altoidfishfins Monkey++

    Oh yeah.
    I used to use Citrol at my old job in the mines for removing grease. Good solvent. Smells like fruit.
    Also used to use it on the occasional paper wasp. Kills 'em dead.
    Never tried it on pine sap. Good call.
    Thanks
     
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  11. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    It's Orange oil from the rind . Organic & beats anything on taking off sap from trees , cleans my hands & chainsaws from cutting a sweating pine .
    Sloth
     
  12. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Yes, it workd great, but I can't use it. The smell is too strong for the wife, and can cause breathing problems for her. I have to keep things as scent free as possible.
    Hand cleaners with lanolin work well on skin, but i never tried it on cloth. (Work even better, if used before work)
     
  13. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    chicken fat.... seriously chicken fat, cooked or uncooked has smaller molecules and gets under the wax (or other grease) and lifts it off, then the detergent washes it out.
     
  14. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    I'd try that G , But Larry (main Rooster ) might get wicked ideas , more than just attacking me .
     
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  15. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    LOL @Crusin Sloth recycle that chicken fat [LMAO] no need to keep a noisy rooster around[lolol]
     
  16. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Well then who's going to do the deed to have 54 birds this year hatched out (I think ,wife is chicken , Im duck) I have 84 in the e-bator & the lock down is on Thursday .. Attitude is the drake .
    Sloth
     
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