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Bird poo!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by LaRana, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. Dec 25, 2011 at 7:52 AM
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    LaRana

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    I've had my wonderful green snout Tacoma for 5days! I have now had 2 bird poos on it! I am worried the poo will ruin my paint finish, will polish or waxing prevent the top coat from damage?

    I'm on my way too the car wash to was it for the second time in 5 days! :goingcrazy:
     
  2. Dec 25, 2011 at 7:56 AM
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    It will help, wax often.
     
  3. Dec 25, 2011 at 7:59 AM
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    Yes wax monthy.
     
  4. Dec 25, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    Its not going to do much. It might buy you a little extra time, but in reality, you need to wash it off asap! Shit is acidic and it will eat clearcoats.
     
  5. Dec 25, 2011 at 7:22 PM
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    It's good to clean it quick. If you leave it to long it will sometimes eat the clear coat. I guess it also depends what the bird ate. Lol
     
  6. Dec 26, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    OMG, I had to park under the train tracks here in Chicago one summer day. Got nailed in like 5 spots by pigeon shit and by the time I got home on that 95 degree day it had hardened so bad that soap and water wouldn't even get it off! Now I have those same 2" spots all dull on my truck...bought the pads and polisher to get them out, but, have never gotten around to doing it.

    Good Luck!
     
  7. Dec 26, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    tacoman355

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    honestly id be more worried about the car wash. those things will scratch the shit outta your clearcoat. hand wash and claybar and wax frequently and youll be in good shape
     
  8. Dec 26, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    Bird poop is worse than light scratches. Light scratches can be buffed out. The acid in bird poop will etch the paint beyond what polish can fix.

    Keep quick detailer or spray wax and a microfiber in your vehicle and clean off the poop ASAP. It is better to slightly scratch your paint wiping off the poop than to let it sit.

    Take a look at some car hoods the next time you're in a parking lot. You will see poop-shaped etching on lots of car hoods.

    Also, I recommend never parking under a tree. Some people do that in the summer to be in the shade. You will get more bird poop (and more sap and other junk) when you're under a tree. Its not worth it, IMHO.
     
  9. Dec 26, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    Cheehoo

    Cheehoo Um, I don't have a "member"

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    I was told baby oil makes it soften and come off easily. Dab some on a soft cloth and let it sit on the poo a minute, it'll come right off.
     
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