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    Default removing norfolk island pine rosin

    I have a specific detailing problem which someone here might have found a solution to.

    How do you get dried on Norfolk Island Pine rosin off the paint??


    It is well dried on and prety thin, but stuburn as hell.
    I've tried soaking them with both paint shampoo and ct18, no joy.
    I tried wd40, no joy
    I tried water and a microfibre rag.. No joy. If too much pressure is used and a bit come off it will scrach the F out of the paint. Thats a big No joy if that happens.
    Car polish..... No joy,

    finger nail... joy but potential for paint damage on a nice car.

    SO what's the trick to getting this stuff off the paint??
    Paint is black metalic 2k.

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    Default Solvents

    As you suggest, Acetone (nail polish remover) probably won't do your paint a lot of good. You can try K+H Wax and Grease Remover or Prepsol.

    If you want to try something stronger in a small area under your car first you can have a go at Methyl Ethyl Ketone or my personal favourite, Toluene. If it doesn't come off with one of the foregoing, it's a repaint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    As you suggest, Acetone (nail polish remover) probably won't do your paint a lot of good. You can try K+H Wax and Grease Remover or Prepsol.

    If you want to try something stronger in a small area under your car first you can have a go at Methyl Ethyl Ketone or my personal favourite, Toluene. If it doesn't come off with one of the foregoing, it's a repaint.
    They all sound a bit strong.
    I should add, the rosin is in the highest exposure bits of the car, not at all in area's that will blend in.
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    I meant for you to try the solvent on a hidden area of the paint before slip slop slapping it onto an exposed area!

    You will need something strong to get the resin off, that's for sure.
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    My paint specialist says to use Eucalyptus oil.........
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    I would try grease and wax remover in the first instance. Its harmless to paint chemically. I use it quite often to remove tar from the car and then polish over the affected area.

    The only damage to paint would be if you put it on a rag and rubbed like hell, then the friction of the rag may scratch. Bug and tar remover used to work (badly) in that fashion.

    Being a French car, if left long enough the car will rust away from the paint, solving your problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post

    Being a French car, if left long enough the car will rust away from the paint, solving your problem.

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    The eucalyptus oil sounds like a worthy candidate.
    I'll give that a go.

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    There are two things to try.
    Firstly:
    -try Kerosene
    -My fave....natural gum turpentine. (similar to the euc oil).

    As per other treatments, try out in a less conspicuous section of paint first.
    The Rosen will be as hard as hell, so patience is required and soaking for extended periods. Gentle rubbing of the raised parts with a cotton bud is best but if the car covered lash on recoating at regular intervals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jo proffi View Post
    They all sound a bit strong.
    I should add, the rosin is in the highest exposure bits of the car, not at all in area's that will blend in.
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    If the car is in two pack gun wash or acetone or thinners are OK for a quick dab. If it's acrylic then none are OK.

    Try a small section of original paint in the engine bay or under a guard with the chosen solvent - no colour on cloth = probably OK.

    Eucalyptus oil is a good solvent too, but can soften Acrylic if left on paint a long time.

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    As above. Eucalyptus oil or tea tree oil.

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    How about melting it off with boiling water?...........worth a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
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    Agree Eucalyptus oil is a very good solvent. I find Lavender oil is even better. Whenever you use either always wash it down with lots of water and a cloth as soon as possible.
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    I'll go with Gamma and pure turpentine or try Methylated Spirits.
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    Tolulene is a known carcinogen.

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    After you have removed the gunk you will need one of these:
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    Is there anything left of the car after applying a dab of everything suggested or are you just left with the pine resin?
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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