How to remove dried tree pitch from hull ?

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HighPlainsDrifter
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How to remove dried tree pitch from hull ?

Post by HighPlainsDrifter » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:26 pm

What do I use to remove sun dried pitch from my hull without damaging the finish. I have tried mineral spirits and 2 kinds of "Goo Gone"......... nothing worked.

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Re: How to remove dried tree pitch from hull ?

Post by HighPlainsDrifter » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:07 pm

I'll answer my own question. I found on another canoe site that folks have used WD-40 without harm to the finish. I think I will try it on a small spot.

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Re: How to remove dried tree pitch from hull ?

Post by Jim Dodd » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:03 am

Glad you found the solution !
I had no experience with it.

I also saw your post else where. Perseverance pays off !

Jim
Keep your paddle wet and your seat dry!

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