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bluestone and tree sap

Posted by mjlb (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 24, 09 at 14:38

I searched prior posts for cleaning bluestone, but no one seemed to have tree sap as the issue.

I've tried scrubbing with bleach/water, alcohol, orange stuff for removing sticky things, fingernail polish remover, and bug and tar remover made for cars. The most that happened was that the white sap turned gray, but it's still there. The only thing that worked was scraping it off with the tip of a screwdriver. That might be an option, except there are so many sap drops over such a large area, that it would take me months!

Any thoughts?

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RE: bluestone and tree sap

Ronsonal Lighter fluid will work.
Linda C

RE: bluestone and tree sap

Thanks! I'll try it as soon as it stops raining.

RE: bluestone and tree sap

I tried the Ronsonal lighter fluid, by pouring small amount on, then rubbing off, but it only removed a small bit of the stain. Is it my technique? Should I leave it on for a long time? (I was worried it might stain).

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