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Black Formfit car coverLexus Car Covers: Tree Sap and Your Car

Do you drive a Lexus? Chances are you do everything possible to keep your vehicle’s finish pristine. In fact, the best way to protect the finish on your car is with a Lexus car cover. The Lexus covers from protect your vehicle’s finish by shielding it from the elements. The Lexus car cover is custom fit to your vehicle’s year and model, so it completely shrouds the car, hugging closely to its contours, blocking harmful substances and protecting it from door dings, dents, and scratches.

The Dangers of Tree Sap

If you’ve ever been forced to park under a tree, then you have come outside only to discover a sticky substance on your car. While the culprit may be sap from the tree, it can also be a substance called “honeydew,” a mixture of undigested waste products excreted by insects (usually aphids) living in the tree. Whatever the cause of the substance, however, it is not good for your car’s finish. The longer the substance remains on your vehicle, whether tree sap or honeydew, the more difficult it becomes to remove without damaging your Lexus’ finish.

Removing Tree Sap and Honeydew

Your best protection from honeydew and tree sap is, of course, to use a Lexus car cover whenever you park outdoors. If you do wind up with hardened tree sap on your Lexus, there are methods you can use to remove it.

  • Put a little nail polish remover on a cotton ball and dab at the substance until it comes off. Then, wash the affected area with a baking soda and water paste. Rinse thoroughly and wax the spot.
  • Use mineral spirits on a soft microfiber rag to remove the hardened sap. Wax after the sap is removed.
  • Use automotive clay to remove, and wax.
  • If the sap has been in place for a long time, or your car has an unusually large amount of the substance, then seek help from a professional detailer or your Lexus dealership.

The best way to deal with sap and honeydew is to prevent it from ever reaching your car’s surface in the first place. If you’re ready to protect your car with a Lexus cover, then select your vehicle’s model and year from the list above.