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Remove marks left from bird shit?
« on: 12 June 2018, 15:38:26 »

Any idea?

I've tried normal car polish and even T Cut which is obviously more abrasive. Can still see a visible 'scar' left in the paint though. :-\
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Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« Reply #1 on: 12 June 2018, 15:41:23 »

G3 followed by Autoglym resin polish followed by the extra shine top polish :y
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Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« Reply #2 on: 12 June 2018, 15:47:39 »

G3 followed by Autoglym resin polish followed by the extra shine top polish :y
Ah.....I have something called G3 professional bodywork detox and G3 professional resin superwax that I've never used.

Any good, Al?
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Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« Reply #3 on: 12 June 2018, 15:49:04 »

Thar do :y

I only suggest as above as that's what I tend to use :y
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Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« Reply #4 on: 12 June 2018, 15:51:28 »

Also found an old tube of G3 scratch removal paste.

The G3 Detox seems to be something you mix in a bucket.......similar to car shampoo.
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Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« Reply #5 on: 12 June 2018, 16:05:20 »

Scratch removal, then tother two ;)

Go gently though...
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Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« Reply #6 on: 12 June 2018, 16:37:50 »

Don't let her in the car again,if she does that :D

Gets hat and leaves.
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Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« Reply #7 on: 12 June 2018, 17:14:01 »

Scratch removal, then tother two ;)

Go gently though...


The snag is that you're not polishing out scratches, but an acid burn into the paint. Which is why it's so difficult to get a good result.


It's also why if you care about the paint, it needs to be polished frequently to reduce the damage occurring in the first place
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Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« Reply #8 on: 12 June 2018, 17:35:53 »

Bird shit was sitting on the car for no more than a few hours. :-\

The little bastards must have a very acidic diet. :-\
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Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« Reply #9 on: 12 June 2018, 18:05:11 »

If you are feeling brave, then gentle heat applied with a hot air gun over the affected area apparently will cause the remaining laquer to soften and conceal the mark.
There are You Tube videos showing how it's done.
I would definitely try it someone else's car first (!!!) ;D ;D and get a bit of practise in. I do know of a valeter who works for a main dealer who is quite a dab hand at this.
Take a braver man than me though to try it without some practice....
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Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« Reply #10 on: 12 June 2018, 18:23:59 »

Bird shit was sitting on the car for no more than a few hours. :-\

The little bastards must have a very acidic diet. :-\
They do this time of year lots of Fruit and Berries around which they love, seem to remember Wild Blackberry Poo are the worst offender for car paint
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Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« Reply #11 on: 12 June 2018, 18:28:58 »

It doesn't help that car manufacturers have been using water based paint for some time now instead of solvent based paint; it helps the "environment" - and it's cheaper!  :(

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Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« Reply #12 on: 12 June 2018, 18:55:50 »

It doesn't help that car manufacturers have been using water based paint for some time now instead of solvent based paint; it helps the "environment" - and it's cheaper!  :(

Ron.


It certainly isn't cheaper! Especially as you don't just slosh in some tapwater. And it's only the basecoat that's waterborne; the clear is still catalysed solvent, and that's what gives both the finish and the protection. Don't forget, the solvent(and water is a solvent) is only there to carry the actual paint to the surface and help it flow out to a smooth coating.
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Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« Reply #13 on: 12 June 2018, 20:20:37 »

Seems like a lot of effort for a Signum.   :-\                                                ;D
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Re: Remove marks left from bird shit?
« Reply #14 on: 13 June 2018, 10:32:56 »

Seems like a lot of effort for a Signum.   :-\                                                ;D

It's the other one........not the mighty Signum. ;)
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