Sometime last week I noticed the tailgate of my truck had drippy residue all over the left side. I have no idea how or when this happened and do not know what it is. I may have driven through something which shot up onto the truck or someone may have thrown some sticky stuff onto it. But in any event, how to get it off is the issue.
I stopped by Auto Zone yesterday and asked about it and they recommended a "great deal" they have going. I'd get a bucket filled with microfiber cloths, a big sponge and a half gallon of car soap. He read the soap label and thought this should do the trick. Well, whatever is on the truck is not at all water soluble and the washing did nothing. But I did get a new bucket and a great deal.
Failing that I went to the computer and googled the problem hoping to get some advice. The closest thing to what is on the truck seemed to be sap although it definitely isn't sap. If it had been sap, it would have dropped onto the roof of the car as well as the front. The suggestion was WD 30 or rubbing alcohol or Goof Off or Bug and sap remover. Alcohol kind of worried me and the only thing I had here at home was WD 30 so I decided to give a small, out of the way, section of the tailgate a try with that.
It did work. I got the goo off, washed the area down afterward and it looks good. But, should I keep this up on the rest or should I get a real auto product? I don't know so I guess it's back to another auto parts store to see what they say.