Bird poo stains - how to remove

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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by myles » Tue May 03, 2016 9:34 am

Watch out for 'undigested bits'. I wiped a newly laid wet birdlog off the bonnet of my car and the little blighter must have been eating nuts; I left a light scratch that I had to polish out.
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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by LOWE82 » Wed May 04, 2016 9:13 am

id use a paint cleanser followed by a light machine polish with a minimum grade of abrasive compound, once removed amount of wax or sealant over the area.

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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by squirest » Wed May 04, 2016 9:38 pm

Approached my car from the rear today and saw a few drops of poo on the boot. I keep a pack of windowlene wipes in the car for just such emergencies and started to wipe. However, when I got to the front, I quickly realised that only a hose pipe would be enough...
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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by LOWE82 » Wed May 04, 2016 9:47 pm

Lmao :lol:
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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Richo122 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:07 am

Forever cleaning bird c*** off the car. Black sapphire paint is so soft it seems to swirl and mark easily too. Neighbours must think I'm mad heading out there most days to clean it off before it dries on!

Taking the car abroad later this year, any tips for a solution / wipes to take with me to remove this and bugs on the go?

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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Japanred120d » Thu Jun 23, 2016 11:37 am

Thanks for the advice will try ScratchX
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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by AddySY » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:02 pm

Place a tissue over the bird poo, spray it down with a bottle of shampoo and let it soak for a minute or two, then lift the poo off. Wipe down gently with wet wipe and then quick detailer :) seems like a lot of steps but with bird poo, the bird normally will have eaten gravel, dirt etc so its likely it'll scratch the paintwork if you just wipe it straight off.
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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Richo122 » Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:34 pm

AddySY wrote:Place a tissue over the bird poo, spray it down with a bottle of shampoo and let it soak for a minute or two, then lift the poo off. Wipe down gently with wet wipe and then quick detailer :) seems like a lot of steps but with bird poo, the bird normally will have eaten gravel, dirt etc so its likely it'll scratch the paintwork if you just wipe it straight off.
That is comprehensive, cheers. Seems I need to get some quick detailer (and some scratch x for that matter). Can't take any chances with these things.
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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by KMcG » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:10 pm

I have seen some discussions on detailing world / YouTube where a heat gun / hairdryer is used to soften the top coat and it returns to its original shape ( the poo distorts it and gives the etching look). Have a look.

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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Richo122 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:29 am

roundasapound wrote:I definitely recommend keeping Autoglym bird poo wipes in the boot.

Those flying fu**ers use my car as target practice for their crap. So much so I'm buying bird poo boxes in bulk via eBay.

Will check out eBay. Have to admit I am sceptical about value for money with the autoglym wipes but they are a convenient option.
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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Richo122 » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:47 am

roundasapound wrote:
Richo122 wrote:Will check out eBay. Have to admit I am sceptical about value for money with the autoglym wipes but they are a convenient option.
I purchased these, works out cheaper per box:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262260406676
Fantastic, thank you!
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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Blind Pugh » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:50 am

Richo122 wrote:
roundasapound wrote:
Richo122 wrote:Will check out eBay. Have to admit I am sceptical about value for money with the autoglym wipes but they are a convenient option.
I purchased these, works out cheaper per box:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262260406676
Fantastic, thank you!
Waste of money -

Save yourself a bundle and buy pampers baby wipes - < £1 per pack and v v v v effective....
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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Sam1er » Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:56 am

Some quick detailer and a mf cloth will sort it. Much cheaper than ag poo wipes. Bilthamber do a dilutable qd. 500ml is £15 but that can be diluted down to 20:1 if needed so good value for money. Iv mixed up a batch 5:1 and its good stuff! At 5:1 thats 3 litres of qd for £15!!!
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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by Blind Pugh » Fri Jun 24, 2016 11:10 am

roundasapound wrote:
Blind Pugh wrote:Waste of money -

Save yourself a bundle and buy pampers baby wipes - < £1 per pack and v v v v effective....
Loooool I must admit I did consider that but was sceptical about leaving any unwanted residue from wipes on the paintwork.
If it is ok for a new born's kyber pass then your paintwork will be fine........
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Re: Bird poo stains - how to remove

Post by markbarry1977 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:54 pm

I swear by supagard bird lime neutraliser.

Spray it on and leave it for 5 mins. Use a bit of paper towel to dab it off, do not rub you may scrat the paintwork.

Not only does it remove the poo it neutralised the acidic/alkaline of the offending sh*t.

Quite expensive but a tin has lasted me 4 years.

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