Bird poo stains - how to remove

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Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Gizmo555 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:19 pm

Washed the car today and noticed where a bird had poo'd on the car and it had dried that I have a stain that cannot be removed with the products I have.

Tried citrus pre-clean on it neat and it's still left there. If you rub your finger over it then it feels raised and sticky in comparison to the surrounding paintwork.

Tried some 'tar and splat' remover - again no joy.

Any advice please ?

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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by barneyrubble » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:22 pm

Needs a good Polish preferably with a machine polisher
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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Octavius » Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:23 pm

Could require machine polished to remove the damage to the paintwork. Sounds as if the poop has etched the finish :(
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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by scrounger » Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:24 pm

Use a good cutting compound and you can remove it by hand.

If you have some Autoglym paint renovator that should do the trick. Make sure you use straight lines, don't apply using circular motions.
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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Gizmo555 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:26 pm

Thanks all - can't believe it marked it so quickly. Never had the issue on previous cars/paintwork.

Just googling the Autoglym Paint Renovator and came across Meguirs ScratchX in some of the links - forgot I had that in the cupboard.

Is ScratchX better/worse than Autoglym ?

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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Gizmo555 » Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:30 pm

ScratchX and elbow grease and they're gone. Phew :)

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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Johnraiders » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:32 pm

Hi

Another tip is to get some **SPAM** roll, boil the kettle, to get hot water, wet the roll, place on infected area, leave for a few mins, then go back, it just wipes off then.

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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Producethis » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:08 am

Have you tried clay bar? I have found some that can be used with water instead of expensive lubricant

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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by ihadablackdog » Fri Jul 03, 2015 5:50 pm

+1 for the ScratchX. Had some on Debs car that I was gonna do, but am buggered if I can find the spot now.

However, there was a weird patch on the paintwork near the passenger side rear view mirror, which looked and felt like there was no clear coat! Hit it with some scratchX and its ok now.

Also a vote for the clay. Junkman (check youtube) uses clay to remove the (majority) of etch marks. Think he then machine polishes the rest though.

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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by samharris26 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:22 am

Heat gun, warm it up carefully and then a gentle rub with some cutting compound should get it straight off.

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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by ferraris » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:52 pm

Autoglym sell a box of bird poo wipes which are handy to keep in the car.
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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Octavius » Sun May 01, 2016 10:02 am

Producethis wrote:Have you tried clay bar? I have found some that can be used with water instead of expensive lubricant

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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by marco_polo » Sun May 01, 2016 10:44 am

ferraris wrote:Autoglym sell a box of bird poo wipes which are handy to keep in the car.
This.

Prevention is better than cure, remove that poop asap!
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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Kerr » Sun May 01, 2016 11:13 am

Bird poo can ruin the paint completely. Get them off as soon as possible.

Also be careful how you do remove the poo as you can so easily scratch the paint doing so. You need to get the poo soaking wet before trying to remove it.

Years ago I had a big bird poo on my windscreen. I just jumped in the car, sprayed my windscreen washers and tried to get the blades to wash it off. It left scratches on my windscreen.

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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Octavius » Sun May 01, 2016 11:48 am

A bottle of spray on quick detailer in the boot is handy to spray on poop to help remove it if it hasn't fully baked on.
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