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Old 05-21-2008, 04:08 PM   #1
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okay so i have bird crap all over my car and im really sick of it i swear the birds are attracted to the color it has to be. I don't live in a really tree infested area but every time i clean her and wax her i get bombed like no more than 20 mins later . But any way enough of my ranting what do you guys think the best way to get it off is. I only ask this because quite a few time it has been caked on by the sun. Ive just been hitting it with water and some bounty and it seems to work. i just don't want to scratch or damage my paint. thanks guys
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:37 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, if you leave crap on your car it eats through your paint, the longer it's on, the more damage it will do.

My only suggestion is, if your car gets bird crap on it a lot, wash it a lot.
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Old 05-21-2008, 04:42 PM   #3
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Soap and water? The thing is not to let it sit on the paint.

In between washes, I use a microfiber towel w/ Mother's "Showtime" quick detailer to get rid of bird poop the same day the poop gets on there. If you keep your car well waxed, it'll come off easily.
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:20 PM   #4
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Old 05-21-2008, 05:27 PM   #5
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I have 06 Impreza wgn first year i use to baby it, i live in a apartment complex with retention pond and lot of geeses so i move the car around alot, till i got $4500 hail damage on it and they did a excellent job on it. Now i thown a bucket soft water and use a soft paint brush on it and wait for a rainy day. The car color is steel gray.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:03 AM   #6
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I keep a bottle of spray detailer and a microfiber cloth in my car at all times. That way as soon as some bird poops on it, I can safely remove it before it damages the finish.

Spray the poo and give it a couple minutes to soften. Using a MF cloth, scoop the poo up and off of the paint. Do not smear it around, that'll cause swirls and micro-scratches. Spray the area again and buff it dry.
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Old 05-22-2008, 09:41 AM   #7
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I keep a bottle of spray detailer and a microfiber cloth in my car at all times. That way as soon as some bird poops on it, I can safely remove it before it damages the finish.

Spray the poo and give it a couple minutes to soften. Using a MF cloth, scoop the poo up and off of the paint. Do not smear it around, that'll cause swirls and micro-scratches. Spray the area again and buff it dry.

+1, I agree with this guy. I always have a bottle of quick detailer in the trunk, spray the turd and wipe away!
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:09 PM   #8
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touchless car wash then a wax
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:58 PM   #9
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I keep a bottle of spray detailer and a microfiber cloth in my car at all times. That way as soon as some bird poops on it, I can safely remove it before it damages the finish.

Spray the poo and give it a couple minutes to soften. Using a MF cloth, scoop the poo up and off of the paint. Do not smear it around, that'll cause swirls and micro-scratches. Spray the area again and buff it dry.

Same here! Micro Fiber + Spray Detailer = Poo be gone!
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:17 PM   #10
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:20 PM   #11
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I keep a bottle of spray detailer and a microfiber cloth in my car at all times. That way as soon as some bird poops on it, I can safely remove it before it damages the finish.

Spray the poo and give it a couple minutes to soften. Using a MF cloth, scoop the poo up and off of the paint. Do not smear it around, that'll cause swirls and micro-scratches. Spray the area again and buff it dry.
x2

i give my car a walk around after work to make sure everything clean, and once in the morning before i head to work.
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:43 PM   #12
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I left bird poop on my car for like a week and finally i got it washed. The guy at the car wash told me that its never going to come off. It left like a cloudy circle. Is that true that the bird poop stain will never come off?
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Old 09-16-2008, 11:07 PM   #13
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it will come off.....just use some 3m compound then some polish or wax and your good
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:30 AM   #14
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Kill the roots, so in this case carry a 12 gauge with you at all times!
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:33 AM   #15
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one word: CLR - Calcium Lime and Rust Remover.. works great for caked on crap..
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:37 AM   #16
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I usually use WD40 to wipe the bird poop off. It works for me.

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Old 09-17-2008, 10:59 AM   #17
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:05 AM   #18
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disinfecting wipes work best for me. Keep a lil box in your car. here are some examples

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Old 09-17-2008, 12:13 PM   #19
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I left bird poop on my car for like a week and finally i got it washed. The guy at the car wash told me that its never going to come off. It left like a cloudy circle. Is that true that the bird poop stain will never come off?
....it depends on the severity of the damage. My wife had a '99 Civic where bird droppings had etched through the clear to the point where full correction was simply not possible. In cases like those, your only hope (short of repainting) is to try and diminish the appearance of the blemish by using compounds, polishes, etc. You just need weigh the expected results with the fact that your are removing part of the clearcoat during the process. ....just keep a realistic expectation.

As for being proactive, this is the reason I always keep a small spray bottle of QD and a couple of MF towels in my vehicles.
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Old 09-17-2008, 12:15 PM   #20
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i usually get a paper towel soaking wet, squeeze some water out of the towel on the bird crap, put the paper towel on top of it and leave it for about 5-10 mins. that softens up the poo. then use that towel to wipe it off...
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Old 09-17-2008, 01:19 PM   #21
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a spray detailer and a microfiber. i guess you could use googone if its been there for a while. or maybe warm soapy water? just hope it hasnt been sitting there too long because the acid in it will eat away at the paint and you could see it if its been there too long.
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Old 09-19-2008, 10:42 PM   #22
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i dont trust wet wipes, too many random chemicals.
i'd say the same as pretty much everyone else; soap and water lol
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Old 09-20-2008, 01:31 AM   #23
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