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Old 08-30-2010, 04:18 PM   #1
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Default How can i remove these

i got a few weeks ago i got detail (horrible one, not happy with it).
The person said he couldnt remove these marks because they were old bird poop stains.
After i got my car back there was still swirls and some places where he forgot to buff or left polish on.

Are these from bird **** or just water marks? How can i remove them? thanks




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Old 08-30-2010, 04:28 PM   #2
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Looks like bird etchings. Bird crap is very acidic and if left on the paint long enough etches into your clear coat. This is what you have in these pics. They are very hard to remove completely.

In the end, the person you should be most upset with is yourself (or whoever) for not cleaning the bird bombs off the car asap.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:28 PM   #3
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Those definitely look like bird bomb etching. Regular waxing is a good way to buy yourself time when a bird decides to drop these.

If I may ask, what services were included in the detail you paid for? I ask only because I wonder if they tried to polish them.



With bird bomb etching, because they are now subsurface corrective polishing is the only way to remove them. It depends on the depth and it is hard to gauge via pictures(light can reflect off the valleys and make them appear very bad) but you may be able to make some headway with a paint cleaner because Subi paint is quite soft.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:41 PM   #4
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the person polished my car but it wasnt too great because there was still alot of swirls all over. I unfortantely bought the car with all these marks =/. So my best bet is to get a quality detail?
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:44 PM   #5
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Best bet is if you are comfortable and can put in the time, doing it yourself and getting yourself quality gear as it will quickly pay for itself.


The word "polish" is a bit of a misnomer in that some people say polish when they mean remove wax residue, some people say polish when they mean machine polishing/paint correction or restoration, and some people say polish when they mean simply using a wax or a paint sealant. Polishes can mean the corrective polishes and compounds and can also mean a glaze, a wax, a paint sealant or many other things. The list for the word "polish" is probably very long and I would bet has quite the list of explanations depending on who you ask.

Chances are if the marks are still there, the machine correction part was probably excluded.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:51 PM   #6
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If you feel like spending the money, look into. Getting some swirl and haze remover along with revive polish by Adam's. You should pick up the special applicator along with it. Its gonna be the most cost effective method rather than paying someone to do a paint correction.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:45 PM   #7
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If your hesitant to doing it yourself then take it to a body shop and they should be able to wet sand that out relatively easily depending on how bad it is etched.

You might be able to get it out with some 1200 grit compound and a cutting pad on a machine buffer. Then work up from there to get a nice polish.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:44 AM   #8
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Best bet is if you are comfortable and can put in the time, doing it yourself and getting yourself quality gear as it will quickly pay for itself.


The word "polish" is a bit of a misnomer in that some people say polish when they mean remove wax residue, some people say polish when they mean machine polishing/paint correction or restoration, and some people say polish when they mean simply using a wax or a paint sealant. Polishes can mean the corrective polishes and compounds and can also mean a glaze, a wax, a paint sealant or many other things. The list for the word "polish" is probably very long and I would bet has quite the list of explanations depending on who you ask.

Chances are if the marks are still there, the machine correction part was probably excluded.
Exactly^^^^^^^^^^^

An orbital buffer and some machine polish should get rid of those for you, find someone in your area who knows there stuff and they should be able to do it with ease,GL!
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:06 PM   #9
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Get it buffed out or try the rubbing compound call freckla its some German engineered stuff that is just amazing. Works like a charm
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