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    Bird Crap Blues

    A word of advice for all of you out there that are as obsessed with your paint as I am:

    If you get bird droppings on your car, remove it IMMEDIATELY. Not in 10 minutes, not after lunch, RIGHT NOW.

    I now have permanent paint damage (blistering) on my hood from crap out of a winged bastard. I guess what happened was it got baked in by the 95F sun for a few hours.

    I used some mother's polish to remove the discoloration on the very top layer of the paint, but the blistering is permanent I'm afraid.

    God, I hate birds.

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    yes, bird crap is the worst, its acidic.

    keep some QD and a mf towel in your trunk for bird crap. be careful when removing it though, it could have seeds in it which could scratch the paint.

    have any pics of the damage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redline927
    yes, bird crap is the worst, its acidic.

    keep some QD and a mf towel in your trunk for bird crap. be careful when removing it though, it could have seeds in it which could scratch the paint.

    have any pics of the damage?
    I can only imagine what supplies you keep in your trunk ... enlighten us please.

    Bird bombs need to be reconstituted before removal. Then it is fairly easy to pick them up.
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    Whenever I get home each day I do a quick check for bird crap and other junk that might have stuck itself to my car. Then, I just spray it heavily with bug & tar remover and let it sit for a few minutes. Then wipe clean and spray the area with some detailing spray. Works for me Although, I have never had any so serious it messed up the paint??
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX
    I can only imagine what supplies you keep in your trunk ... enlighten us please.

    Bird bombs need to be reconstituted before removal. Then it is fairly easy to pick them up.

    pretty much just whatever QD im into at the time, either megs nxt speed detailer, or recently, zaino z6, a clean megs micofiber towel, and my cali duster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangtx63
    Whenever I get home each day I do a quick check for bird crap and other junk that might have stuck itself to my car. Then, I just spray it heavily with bug & tar remover and let it sit for a few minutes. Then wipe clean and spray the area with some detailing spray. Works for me Although, I have never had any so serious it messed up the paint??
    Bug and tar remover is the best. Does the job.

    EDIT: I think the people who have problems are the ones who wait for the bird crap to settle and then let the sun beat down on it and so on. You gotta catch it quick.
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    TIP: Try not to park close to powerlines, trees, lightpoles etc. It's common sense but it works. The only bird I can think of that can s**t while its flying is a seagull....
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX13oy
    i wish my car could do this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KNTng3NUgo
    My hood already has too many dents....
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    Quote Originally Posted by uncle lewie wrx
    Bug and tar remover is the best. Does the job.

    EDIT: I think the people who have problems are the ones who wait for the bird crap to settle and then let the sun beat down on it and so on. You gotta catch it quick.
    Problem is that most good bug and tar removers will also remove your wax. A good QD should be more than able to remove the poo and should actually add to the protection of the wax.
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    i never had a real problem with bird crap. ive had birds bomb my car....but no paint damage *knocks on wood*.

    however the times i do...i stay away from that bug a tar stuff...it eats at the wax as others have said...i carry water bottles in my car...so i just pour some on .and get a rag to wipe it off..and when im near it ill pick up the detailing spray to finish it off..
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    ...well what are we supposed to do if we are away from our cars for a few hours and can't remove it "right away!" ?
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    You cross your fingers and pray the sun didn't bake the stuff in to your clearcoat permanently...

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