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Fuzzy72

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273 posts

56 months

Friday 27th April 2012
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Of all the cars in the street, many of which have never seen car shampoo, a bird decides to crap on my shining TVR. After wiping this away I noticed it had marked the paintwork.
Is it possible to remove this mark and if so does anyone have any tricks or tips?

Dave

mikeveal

2,534 posts

162 months

Friday 27th April 2012
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Bird crap eats into the paint. You'll have to use something like T-cut or Autoglym polish to get the shine back.

Always wipe bird crap off as soon as you spot it and keeping a decent coat of wax on the paint helps. Little buggers seem to prefer crapping on shiny cars.

StefanVXR8

3,445 posts

110 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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I had a massive bird splat on the front bumper of my DS3R last year, tried various things to remove the etch it had left, finally used Autoglym paint renovator and it worked a treat!

Stef

Isimmo

1,044 posts

83 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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They are buggers, our S2 has a burn mark visible in some lights on the roof, from several years back... As above, I now go straight for the bucket as soon as I see it...

HaylingJag

1,915 posts

60 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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i had a bird crap on my bonnet just after polishing the car........i dumped her the next day, dirty bh!!!
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Fuzzy72

Original Poster:

273 posts

56 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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HaylingJag said:
i had a bird crap on my bonnet just after polishing the car........i dumped her the next day, dirty bh!!!
Those Hayling girls! I married one, but fortunately she was toilet trained biggrin

Fuzzy72

Original Poster:

273 posts

56 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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Thanks for the advice on this, just got to wait till it stops raining so i can get on with it. June then!!

Ray Luxury-Yacht

8,582 posts

128 months

Saturday 28th April 2012
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It's unreal with bird poop...

I live on an estate surrounded by other houses - but I rarely see birds in my garden, and there aren't even any trees around my / my neighbour's houses. Around my place, it doesn't strike me as a place where birds would find food / hang out.

And yet.

At least every week, I come out to find a huge avian dropping on my bloody car mad

So I keep a pack of 'Auto glym Bird dropping wipes' in the glovebox.

They remove the stuff easily, without damaging the paint / wax on the bodywork.



I keep thinking about buying a decent airgun lately biggrin