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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:24 pm 
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hey guys was wondering if anyone knew of any ways of effectively removing bird shyt stains on your car... tried a few things but seem to make them stand out even more
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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:30 pm 
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you gotta get rid of em quickly, they eat into the paint !!!!!!! usually just soapy water should work. what kinda f**k birds you got that is causing soo much trouble??? :P

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:33 pm 
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If they've been left on for a while, a good cut-and-polish product should to the trick.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:34 pm 
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If it has gone hard, all you can really do is clean it normally.. If it doesn't go away, use clay.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:39 pm 
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they have started to eat into the paint.... have used some type of cut and polish but have made it worse by making swerl marks around it... any tips for a beginner???? theres only about 4 or 5 over the car which were there when i bought the car over two years ago... really annoying me
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Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:40 pm 
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maybe you will need to just clean em out and get a detailer in to match them up then keep it clean from "now on"

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 7:07 am 
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I recommend "Meguiars- X Scratch" on the offending stain. The only thing is you might have to repeatdly apply it on the stain for a while to get it perfect. But each time you will notice it coming good. I have often used this product for Bird and Sap stains that I havent noticed until a few days later. I then use the X-scratch and it gets it 95% out

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 7:47 pm 
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If they have been on there to long youl never completly get rid of the marks the bird sh#t eats right through the paint and primer to completly get rid of them you need to sand back to bear metal re prime re paint.
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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:46 am 
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they have started to eat into the paint.... have used some type of cut and polish but have made it worse by making swerl marks around it... any tips for a beginner???? theres only about 4 or 5 over the car which were there when i bought the car over two years ago... really annoying me


Rub the cut and polish from front to back/back to front, rather than in circles. Once you've finished with the cut and polish, move on to a diamond cut polish (like you'd use on a new car), then a polish, then a wax.

 

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Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:38 pm 
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Mate, aren't birds bastards

You need the following in the boot of your car or glovebox at all times
Non alcoholic baby wipes
A quick detail spray or 50/50 isopropyl alcohol and water.
ultra microfibre cloths

Saturate the newly stained area with quick detail spray and get a couple wipes out the pack. fold and hold over the area for 30 seconds. then very lightly wipe over the stain.
Then wet your microfibre cloth and wipe clean.

To get rid of stains that have been there for a fair while, give the area a good shampooing, the clay the area, wetting the clay bar as well as the surface
An extra fine cutting compound or paint cleanser like four star UPC, menzerna or equivelant.
A few passes with a swirl mark remover like poorboys world SSR 3 or 2.5 then finish with the lightest SMR you can get
Polish the panel then apply sealants, usually two coats at least

For bugs on the front of your car
Wet the whole bumper and lights with low pressure water, spray shampoo all over the panel and let soak. After that, use a microfibre wash mitt and very lightly wipe over the area with shampoo just like a normal wash
Finish with low pressure. Baked on bugs will come off easier when soaked in water and shampoo. it's like dried up breakfast cereal leftovers, you fill your bowl with water for a few minutes or longer in some cases (lazy) and a quick rinse under the tap and it all comes right off. Same thing.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:00 am 
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Geesus, Aurora 98 thats a bit of an effort. I just have a bottle of "Meguiars-Quik Detailer " and a rag handy in my boot for those Bird Poo attacks. Just spray on and wipe off. It has some silicone s**t in it so it dont scratch the paint work as you remove the s**t.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 7:23 pm 
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u think birds are bad, have any of u tried getting off bat crap after its been there a while? tough as nails it is :)
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Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:16 am 
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Yeah s**t! that was what I kept getting on my Car of a night time when I lived in Sydney. Got to be quick to get that stuff as well, as like you said starts soaking in to the paintwork big time.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:23 pm 
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you think you have it bad?

My car has been in the shed for about 3 months (has gotten pretty dusty)
and my Kelpie managed to get in the shed - up onto the car and walk all over it.

You should see the scratches and paw print marks all over my car!!!

I dont know what to do. She has ruined my paint-work.

I was thinking a dead kelpie might be good to buff the scratches out.....

 

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