Removing pine pitch from thermoform
Posted by: WaterBird on Aug-17-13 3:16 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
I tried automotive bug and tar remover and it didn't work. Any other ideas?
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Posted by: sissy103 on Aug-17-13 3:57 PM (EST)
I used alcohol to remove cypress tree sap from my Hurricane Phoenix, and recently I got some kind of sticky sap on my Skimmer and alcohol took that off, too, without damaging the thermoform.
Posted by: WaterBird on Aug-17-13 4:43 PM (EST)
Did it dull the finish?
I just put some alcohol|
Posted by: sissy103 on Aug-17-13 6:10 PM (EST)
on a cloth and rubbed the sap off, then wiped off with water. Didn't dull the finish. I believe it's what Eddyline and Hurricane both suggest for removing scuff marks.
It worked perfectly! Thanks!|
Posted by: WaterBird on Aug-17-13 9:29 PM (EST)
Wow, that was easy. I finished it off with 303.
Posted by: JackL on Aug-17-13 4:11 PM (EST)
Acetone or Goo Gone.|
Posted by: string on Aug-17-13 5:27 PM (EST)
Posted by: jhb8426 on Aug-18-13 11:59 PM (EST)
DO NOT USE ACETONE|
Posted by: falcon on Aug-19-13 12:12 PM (EST)
Don't use acetone on thermoformed boats.
Acetone not necessary|
Posted by: WaterBird on Aug-19-13 6:47 PM (EST)
I don't think acetone is necessary. Alcohol dissolved the pitch in seconds with moderate rubbing with a rag. It didn't seem to affect the finish much, the finish was easily restored with 303.
Apparently I have been wrong for |
Posted by: string on Aug-19-13 11:15 PM (EST)
the 1st time this year. Acetone worked for me on glass and poly but Goo-Gone was better.
Scrape it off with a razor blade|
Posted by: yakfisher on Aug-17-13 6:38 PM (EST)
Another question: yellowed cockpit|
Posted by: WaterBird on Aug-17-13 9:30 PM (EST)
Is there any way to whiten a yellowed cockpit? (I'm restoring a thermoformed kayak.)
Posted by: fatelmo on Aug-19-13 12:19 PM (EST)
Posted by: WaterBird on Aug-19-13 6:45 PM (EST)
Isn't that a bit abrasive? I mean, really abrasive?
No it isn't.|
Posted by: fatelmo on Aug-19-13 8:16 PM (EST)
Posted by: gnatcatcher on Aug-19-13 8:29 PM (EST)
Bon Ami is actually very gentle; I just used it today to take some tarnish off a silver necklace and I've used it on my flat top stove. As always, try it in a inconspicuous place first.
Posted by: slushpaddler on Aug-20-13 8:58 AM (EST)
Posted by: kayaker2010 on Aug-19-13 12:30 PM (EST)
Try WD40 to get rid of the pine pitch.
WD-40 or Goof OFF|
Posted by: QCHiker on Aug-23-13 1:04 PM (EST)
Both WD-40 and Goof Off will take off pine sap. I use it on packs, tents, etc and have had no problems.