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Old 09-17-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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Hi I recently pruned some star jasmine, which weeps milky white sap when cut. The sap adhered to some concrete, as well as my cutting shears.

Any recommendations on methods to clean my cutting tools and/or concrete (I suspect that will fade over time). Rubbing alcohol and goo gone didn't do much on shears.

thanks
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Old 09-17-2012, 06:28 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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Try acetone or try denatured alc.
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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Milky saps and resin based saps can be stubborn and depending on how long it has been on they can be very stubborn. If CitraSolv or Goo Gone don't work often an oil based compound like WD-40 will work wonders. If that doesn't do the job you might need to progress to mineral spirits. Next step: turpentine After that... I don't know, that's the toughest solvent I've ever needed.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now Rehoboth Beach, DE
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have you tried vinegar?
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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Hey all. I'll give these a try this weekend. Who new this plant was so messy
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:30 PM
 
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I use a scrub brush and some hand sanitizer. Scrub a dub dub!! Follow up with reg soap and warm water and add elbow grease as needed.
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