1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Lesson learned about paint and bird crap

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Okkine, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. Jun 12, 2010 at 5:06 PM
    #1
    Okkine

    Okkine [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Member:
    #7590
    Messages:
    771
    Gender:
    Male
    Vancouver, BC
    Vehicle:
    2009 Magnetic Grey Access Cab - 2.7L I4 - 4x2
    So it's been a while since I've washed my truck. It's been raining for weeks on end, so I figured what's the point? Anyway, it was a beautiful sunny day today so I washed my truck, and found this sitting underneath the spot where a pile of bird crap had been (for a week or so). I had heard people say that bird crap can ruin the finish, but I've never had any problems with past vehicles (though they weren't vehicles that I really cared about). I always figured it was just one of those things people say when they're super anal about their vehicles. Guess I was wrong. As you can see, it caused the paint to actually flake off down to the primer.




    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Jun 12, 2010 at 5:07 PM
    #2
    Simon2150

    Simon2150 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2008
    Member:
    #11809
    Messages:
    1,044
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, TX
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma DoubleCab V6 SR5
    Holy crap! Sorry.
     
  3. Jun 12, 2010 at 5:09 PM
    #3
    topgun155

    topgun155 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11728
    Messages:
    2,774
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zack
    Richmond, TX or College Station, TX
    Vehicle:
    08 Prerunner V6 Black
    Viper Alarm, In Pro Car Wear L.E.D. Tail Lights, Fog Lights, ScanGuageII, AvidOffroad Light Bar, Ammo Box Mod, Tailgate Theft Prevention Mod, Satoshi Grill, Hella 500ff behind the grill, blendmount, Cruise Control Mod, Fog Light Mod, 5100's @1.75, Toytec TSB AAL 1.5".
    Dang. What are those birds eating to crap acid like that.
     
  4. Jun 12, 2010 at 5:12 PM
    #4
    imtwistd

    imtwistd Going nowhere as fast as possible

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2010
    Member:
    #38366
    Messages:
    249
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    I forgot
    Liverpool NY
    Vehicle:
    08 dbl cab long bed sport 4x4 beast
    AllPro offroad front LT with Fox 2.5 shox and AllPro expedtion rear springs with Fox piggy back res shox, TRD skid plate, Toyota roof rack, Undercover tonnuea cover, Pro comp 3" lift, 4 Pro comp 8" offroad lights, 17" XD Series "SPY", Nfab tube steps and light bar, Fitch Fuel, Flexalite fan, Unichip, URD cai, TRD supercharger, URD y-pipe, Banks monster cat back, debadged, projection head lighs, LED tail lights and a loud stereo, Stainless Steel Brake Lines front and rear, Doug Thorley long tube headers, Walboro 255 fuel pump, KC rock guards on my Pro Comp 8" lights
    OUCH that really sucks. I think everyone wishes someone would create a bird shit repellent
     
  5. Jun 12, 2010 at 5:14 PM
    #5
    topgun155

    topgun155 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2008
    Member:
    #11728
    Messages:
    2,774
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Zack
    Richmond, TX or College Station, TX
    Vehicle:
    08 Prerunner V6 Black
    Viper Alarm, In Pro Car Wear L.E.D. Tail Lights, Fog Lights, ScanGuageII, AvidOffroad Light Bar, Ammo Box Mod, Tailgate Theft Prevention Mod, Satoshi Grill, Hella 500ff behind the grill, blendmount, Cruise Control Mod, Fog Light Mod, 5100's @1.75, Toytec TSB AAL 1.5".
    They have it is called a pellet gun.:cool:
     
  6. Jun 12, 2010 at 5:15 PM
    #6
    High-Gear

    High-Gear Zombie Killer

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Member:
    #16285
    Messages:
    214
    Gender:
    Male
    Newton, KS
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD Off Road
    TRD Supercharger, TRD Cat Back Exhaust, DR / Icon 2.5 Coilovers, Camburg UCA, TSB with AAL, Walker Evans 2.0 reservoir rear shocks, ARB Bull Bar, Smittybilt 10K Comp Winch, ARE Camper Shell, Con-Ferr Safari Rack, 4 KC Highlights on rack, 2 KC Rallye 800 on Bumper Armortech Off Road plate rear bumper. Firestone Airbags in rear, with Firestone compressor.
    It may just be impurities in / on the clearcoat. Try a claybar, or rubbing compound like Scratch X. It worked on mine!
     
  7. Jun 12, 2010 at 5:26 PM
    #7
    brow

    brow Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2010
    Member:
    #34580
    Messages:
    376
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Andy
    Minnesota
    Vehicle:
    '10 silver access 4x4, that'll never be done
    switched rear-view camera, custom access cab bench, tonneau cover, custom bike rack in bed, extra d-rings, de-badged, mag lite mount, weathertechs, bed lights with 3-way switches, rear spring TSB, ultra gauge, after market hitch, cab/hitch mounted canoe rack
    yeah, bird crap ate the clear coat on my camry, was not a good day when i found that out
     
  8. Jun 12, 2010 at 5:27 PM
    #8
    imtwistd

    imtwistd Going nowhere as fast as possible

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2010
    Member:
    #38366
    Messages:
    249
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    I forgot
    Liverpool NY
    Vehicle:
    08 dbl cab long bed sport 4x4 beast
    AllPro offroad front LT with Fox 2.5 shox and AllPro expedtion rear springs with Fox piggy back res shox, TRD skid plate, Toyota roof rack, Undercover tonnuea cover, Pro comp 3" lift, 4 Pro comp 8" offroad lights, 17" XD Series "SPY", Nfab tube steps and light bar, Fitch Fuel, Flexalite fan, Unichip, URD cai, TRD supercharger, URD y-pipe, Banks monster cat back, debadged, projection head lighs, LED tail lights and a loud stereo, Stainless Steel Brake Lines front and rear, Doug Thorley long tube headers, Walboro 255 fuel pump, KC rock guards on my Pro Comp 8" lights
    Shooting the little bastards would be fun as hell but I think the neighbors and maybe the police would have a problem with that, but who knows. :D
     
  9. Jun 12, 2010 at 5:39 PM
    #9
    Okkine

    Okkine [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Member:
    #7590
    Messages:
    771
    Gender:
    Male
    Vancouver, BC
    Vehicle:
    2009 Magnetic Grey Access Cab - 2.7L I4 - 4x2
    No such luck. Unfortunately, the paint is physically flaked off (It's hard to tell in the pictures, though).

    I'm pretty certain they're related to the creatures from the Alien trilogy.... If I shot them, as suggested above, the blood just might eat through the whole truck.

    Haha, I get strange/concerned looks from the people in my building when they get on the elevator and see me with an axe, or slingshot, or fishing rod.... I'm pretty sure a firearm (even if it was just a pellet gun) would result in complaints to the building management (not that I wouldn't do it), but I'm sure firing it in the city would be a bad idea :(
     
  10. Jun 12, 2010 at 5:44 PM
    #10
    imtwistd

    imtwistd Going nowhere as fast as possible

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2010
    Member:
    #38366
    Messages:
    249
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    I forgot
    Liverpool NY
    Vehicle:
    08 dbl cab long bed sport 4x4 beast
    AllPro offroad front LT with Fox 2.5 shox and AllPro expedtion rear springs with Fox piggy back res shox, TRD skid plate, Toyota roof rack, Undercover tonnuea cover, Pro comp 3" lift, 4 Pro comp 8" offroad lights, 17" XD Series "SPY", Nfab tube steps and light bar, Fitch Fuel, Flexalite fan, Unichip, URD cai, TRD supercharger, URD y-pipe, Banks monster cat back, debadged, projection head lighs, LED tail lights and a loud stereo, Stainless Steel Brake Lines front and rear, Doug Thorley long tube headers, Walboro 255 fuel pump, KC rock guards on my Pro Comp 8" lights
    Maybe if you try a silencer on the gun you may be able to get away with it :headbang:
     
  11. Jun 12, 2010 at 7:28 PM
    #11
    NWtacoma

    NWtacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2009
    Member:
    #18142
    Messages:
    1,685
    Gender:
    Male
    Kent,WA
    Vehicle:
    2011 TRD Sport 4x4
    265/70/17 bfg AT
    thats shitty
     
  12. Jun 12, 2010 at 7:45 PM
    #12
    SManZ

    SManZ el tráfico más lento se queda derecha

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2009
    Member:
    #22817
    Messages:
    1,354
    Gender:
    Male
    Haymarket, VA
    Vehicle:
    '10 Supercharged 4x4 Sport 6-spd
    TRD Supercharger, King 2.5" extended travel remote-resi coilovers, OME Dakar leaf packs, King 2.5" extended travel rear shocks, Total Chaos UCAs, MBRP turndown exhaust, TRD intake, TRD Quickshifter, Goodridge SS brake lines, EBC Sport Rotors, Hawk HPS pads, TRD FJ Cruiser Special Edition 16" Anthracite Rims, Spidertrax wheel spacers, 265/75R16 A/T, Autometer oil pressure, oil temp gauges, TRD boost gauge, PLX DM-100 OBD II scanner, flexpod mounts, A-pillar gauge pods
    Similar damage to clear coat on my g/f's Scion tC. She taught me about how shitty Toyota paints are so I take extra care of mine. Even though she doesn't wear any jewelry on her hands, her fingernails scratch the hell out of the scalloped part of the door where the door handles are.
     
  13. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:03 PM
    #13
    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    38,684
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi

    Hell , my fingernail scratches are all there is under the driver's door handle , and my fingernails are usually bashed pretty short ( carpenter )
     
  14. Jun 12, 2010 at 8:10 PM
    #14
    Lunercrab

    Lunercrab AKA "06tacosport"

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Member:
    #4680
    Messages:
    605
    Gender:
    Female
    First Name:
    Beth
    Lehigh Valley area, PA
    Vehicle:
    2010 timberland mica dcab sport
    I agree. I don't understand what's up with this paint on these trucks. I'm forced to keep a cover on my tuck since my off street parking is located under a big bird habitting tree. My 2006 if I left any kind of bird crap or any sort of "colored" debris it would leave orange and yellow stains in my silver paint that nothing even claying wouldn't get out. It's so hard to keep the paint looking nice.
     
  15. Jun 12, 2010 at 9:43 PM
    #15
    kenstar

    kenstar Get a Lil Mud on the Tares

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2010
    Member:
    #30962
    Messages:
    155
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ken
    Wrenching in the garage.
    Vehicle:
    10 4x4 TRD OR
    Pop 'n' Lock, EGR In-Chan, Bakflip G2, 6112, 5160, Dakar Set. Redline hood struts. WildPeak At3. TRD Pro Wheels. Apex Fab Fog lights; Other shit I can't remember.
    Me too, OP. I went out of town with my truck on the highway. When I got back, it started raining the next couple of days. So, I figured I could go without a wash for a couple of days. WRONG, now I still have remnants of bug splats on my lower grill area, after washing it. Will eventually buy some clay to clean it.
     
  16. Jun 12, 2010 at 9:51 PM
    #16
    THXEY

    THXEY Panda Jerk

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Member:
    #11614
    Messages:
    12,739
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jacob
    San Diego
    Vehicle:
    2013 Subaru WRX
    STi Short Shifter.OEM floor illumination kit. Rally Armor Mud Flaps. BC BR Coilovers. Invidia N1 Exhaust
    shitty....literally.
     
  17. Jun 12, 2010 at 10:28 PM
    #17
    sachou

    sachou Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Member:
    #23554
    Messages:
    664
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sam
    Richland, Washington
    Vehicle:
    2006 TRD Sport Acc Cab 4x4 V6 6spd
    Yeah, the thing about some birds, is that they'll eat ANYTHING, especially seagulls, which we have tons of around here.

    And a lot of the shit they eat aint natural shit, but more acidic shit, shit that has bad shit in it that can strip paint and shit. And when they shit that shit out, the shit gets all over your shit and eats the holy shit out of any clear coat protective shit you have.
     
  18. Jun 12, 2010 at 10:38 PM
    #18
    SkyHighTacoma

    SkyHighTacoma Josh

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2009
    Member:
    #21054
    Messages:
    1,292
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    Brazoria County Texas
    Vehicle:
    15 DCSB SR5 MGM
    So................pretty much its shit? :rolleyes:
     
  19. Jun 12, 2010 at 11:14 PM
    #19
    Okkine

    Okkine [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Member:
    #7590
    Messages:
    771
    Gender:
    Male
    Vancouver, BC
    Vehicle:
    2009 Magnetic Grey Access Cab - 2.7L I4 - 4x2
    Well, I did know it was cheap paint they use... first trip back home for Christmas when the truck was only a month old, I had half a dozen rock chips in the hood, plus two big ones on the roof. Drove my old Neon for five years, and my old Topaz for five years before that, and I think they each only had one or two chips on them. And that was in the harsh Calgary winters where there's always gravel on the roads to bombard the cars.

    Plus like you said the underside of my door handle is scratched to hell, and I have reasonably short finger nails. But seriously, I didn't expect this. Eating through the clear coat is one thing, but through the paint it's self in such a short time is unbelievable.

    No shit eh!! Judging by the size of the turd I'm guessing it was a seagull, which are one of the ones that eat anything and everything.
     
  20. Jun 12, 2010 at 11:28 PM
    #20
    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2007
    Member:
    #3496
    Messages:
    4,837
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Myrtle Beach SC
    Vehicle:
    07 Prerunner SR5 DC/SB V6
    Magnaflow 12576 muffler & chrome tip, Westin step bars, 27% tint, Pop N Lock, AFE ProdryS, bed mat, Husky liners, D-rings added, Access Literider tonneau, Pioneer 4-ways all around, GY Wrangler Duratracs 265/75/16, 5100's @ 1.75", 1.5" AAL
    Definitely sucks. I'm almost fanatical about cleaning that crap (pun intended) off. I keep a bottle of Meguiar's detail spray and a rag in the truck.

    It isn't just Toyota, however. Most imports seem to have shitty paint, including the Nissan I had prior to this.
     
To Top