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Dave Thornton

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122 posts

32 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
Whenever I see bird poo on my 911 (the neighbours' tree overhangs my drive) I wipe it off immediately. This happens 2 or 3 times a week. Imagine my shock last week to see (no exaggeration) about 200 red blobs over the front and rear of the car; I think the pigeons have been eating hawthorn berries. I have jet washed the car, however 2 or 3 have eaten into the lacquer frown

1. Aside from parking elsewhere or using a cover, what is the best method of preventing damage - just a good layer of wax all the time?

2. The bumper and drivers front wing are marked. Is this something that a detailer will be able to put right? Or is it more serious than that?

JulesB

535 posts

42 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Hi Dave, sorry to hear that! I'd cut the tree down!

There isn't really a product which will completely stop the effects of bird lime on a cars paintwork, you are doing the right thing getting rid of it ASAP, there are some products out there which will slow down the effects but im yet to find a product which actually stops it outright. Wax is not the the best solution for this age old problem, I would suggest a liquid glass sealant, in my experience they are the best in the war on bird poo! A detailer certainly will be able to improve the affected areas, just depends how bad it is!

Far Cough

643 posts

51 months

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Any form of wax or sealant will help but the acids will eat through them just as they do the paint given enough time. I fear your only full proof option is a car cover or a chain saw.

7even

359 posts

76 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
JulesB said:
There isn't really a product which will completely stop the effects of bird lime on a cars paintwork,
There is, but personally id rather live with the etchings.

JulesB

535 posts

42 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
7even said:
There is, but personally id rather live with the etchings.
After trialling products from all corners of the earth carrying various guarantees I am yet to find this product.

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7even

359 posts

76 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
That defendall type product, many names for it, but im sure you know the stuff im thinking about.

kds keltec

1,352 posts

73 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
JulesB said:
After trialling products from all corners of the earth carrying various guarantees I am yet to find this product.
Jules has someone been telling little white lies , the world is round you know .

kelly

JulesB

535 posts

42 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
kds keltec said:
Jules has someone been telling little white lies , the world is round you know .

kelly
God dammit. Why did no one tell me sooner?

Guam

21,040 posts

151 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
JulesB said:
Hi Dave, sorry to hear that! I'd cut the tree down!

There isn't really a product which will completely stop the effects of bird lime on a cars paintwork, you are doing the right thing getting rid of it ASAP, there are some products out there which will slow down the effects but im yet to find a product which actually stops it outright. Wax is not the the best solution for this age old problem, I would suggest a liquid glass sealant, in my experience they are the best in the war on bird poo! A detailer certainly will be able to improve the affected areas, just depends how bad it is!
Paint protection film stops this from happening, although most plastics do scar, the newest generation film will heal itself from the scarring in 12 hours to 5 days depending on the bird and length of time it was on the film.

Nedzilla

2,019 posts

57 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
Use somekind of bird repellant/deterrant to keep the dirty fkers away.
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