Gum Leaf stain

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 02, 2012 at 20:26
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Does anyone have a solution to removing gum leaf stains from the front of our van......have done a search but can't seem to pick up anything specific.

I have seen somewhere that maybe a shower cleaner (the acidic type) might be the go, but are reluctant to try in case it bleaches.

Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
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Reply By: Fred G NSW - Thursday, Feb 02, 2012 at 20:32

Thursday, Feb 02, 2012 at 20:32
Eucalyptus oil and elbow grease.
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Follow Up By: Member Ray M (QLD) - Thursday, Feb 02, 2012 at 20:50

Thursday, Feb 02, 2012 at 20:50
What Fred said,works every time
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Follow Up By: Fab72 - Thursday, Feb 02, 2012 at 20:54

Thursday, Feb 02, 2012 at 20:54
Yep... stay away from chemical cleaners.
Another one that sometimes works...wait for it.....toothpaste.

Fab.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Feb 02, 2012 at 22:13

Thursday, Feb 02, 2012 at 22:13
Using eucalyptus oil on a gum leaf stain.... sounds pretty obvious when you think about it :-))
Toothpaste is good on yellowing acrylic headlights too.
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Follow Up By: whisky_mac - Friday, Feb 03, 2012 at 09:04

Friday, Feb 03, 2012 at 09:04
Yep, toothpaste will work, it is an abrasive polish. We use to use it instead of jewellers rouge for cleaning coins, polishing the acrylic on watches etc If used to much it will take the colour off. I would try the eucalyptus oil first.
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Reply By: Brian H4 - Thursday, Feb 02, 2012 at 23:42

Thursday, Feb 02, 2012 at 23:42
You might also try nail polish remover that is NOT acetone based. Just apply some to a cotton ball and rub away. Change the ball now and then. If you use an acetone based product you'll ruin the paintwork.

Good luck

Brian
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Reply By: Fishing Barb - Friday, Feb 03, 2012 at 08:30

Friday, Feb 03, 2012 at 08:30
sugar soap and demestos cleans all markes off
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Reply By: Bill BD - Friday, Feb 03, 2012 at 09:59

Friday, Feb 03, 2012 at 09:59
Eucalyptus and Corymbia resins dissolve in metho. Pine, wattle and many others don't. So if the other suggestions don't work metho probably will.
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