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    Unhappy Pine Sap

    Any recommendations for getting pine sap out or off of tarps & treestraps. The stuff is aggrevating enough to get off of the car let alone gear!!

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    freeze the straps and chip off the tar, same with tarp works well
    i do not remember the question, however i believe beer is the answer

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    Warn the wife before you toss it in the freezer though.
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    i was also having similar problems... i was curious if it would harm sil nylon to use alky from my stove to remove the sap while on the trail, anyone know?
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    I know alcohol based hand sanitizer takes tree sap off your hands pretty well. It might do the same with straps... give it a try and report back!

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    Try some turpentine...derived from pine sap, actually, so it should work.
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    SLX denatured alcohol?

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    second the turpentine

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    Mineral spirits will do it. So will alcohol based wet wipes. So will Tecnu, which is also good for poison oak/ivy oils - the active ingredient in it is mineral spirits.

    Some people use peanut butter or mayo, but that just sounds like rubbing bear bait on gear.

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    In my trade, I use denatured to remove sap from wood.
    Turpentine is good, mineral turps/white spirit will weaken some plastics-probably best avoided.

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