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      06-12-2008, 04:52 AM   #1
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Bird crap and dead flies

When i go on a long journey, especially on the motorway, as you know you have a lot of bird crap stuck to your screen or car.

I was told there is some sort of application that you can apply to the car before your journey which doesnt let bird crap/ dead flies easily stick to your windscreen or car and makes it esier to remove without damaging the paint work - does anyone know about this or have recommendations?

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      06-12-2008, 06:48 AM   #2
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I would defo use it!
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      06-12-2008, 07:06 AM   #3
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Do you mean Supaguard?
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I use this because it won an autoexpress test a couple of years back. It really works and is top stuff

Turtle Wax Platinum Series Tar, Tree Sap & Insect Remover


However check this link out for the latest write - up http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/product..._removers.html
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I use RainX on the screen reapplied every month or two. Great for rain but definately helps stop crap sticking to the screen. I also use RainX additive for the washer fliud as well. I also add to the lights and number plate. Regular coating of Autoglym Gloss Protection helps with the paint.
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      06-12-2008, 11:24 AM   #6
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I use RainX on the screen reapplied every month or two. Great for rain but definately helps stop crap sticking to the screen. I also use RainX additive for the washer fliud as well. I also add to the lights and number plate. Regular coating of Autoglym Gloss Protection helps with the paint.
I heard about that too but i was told RainX isnt very good for front windscreens as they leave grease "spots" or mess up the wipers. I was told at one stage RainX had to "supply" customers (that complained) a free application that would remove RainX from any screen in order to remove the grease affect it left???? Not sure how true this is though....
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A good polish and a good coat of sealant or Glaze with a wax on top does the job just fine.

As an examle just after I got the car the bonnet got the full treatment of above but a family emergency meant I didn't have time to do the front bumper. ( i was trying new last stage products thst why the bonnet got all the layers and the rest didn't) By the time I got backfrom my 60 mile journey the bumper was a graveyard but the bonnet was spotless. Now I know the bumper is vertical and the bonnet horizontal but the difference was massive, no bug streaks nothing!
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What sealant and glaze did you use?
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      06-12-2008, 02:50 PM   #9
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later BMW's have self healing paint. With bird crap, the paintwork is usualy stained, get a cup of near boiling water, poor it over the stained laquer and then watch it disappear, I didnt believe it, until one of the Valetors at a BMW dealership showed me.
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later BMW's have self healing paint. With bird crap, the paintwork is usualy stained, get a cup of near boiling water, poor it over the stained laquer and then watch it disappear, I didnt believe it, until one of the Valetors at a BMW dealership showed me.
Next you will be telling us BMW are using fabrics for bodywork
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      06-12-2008, 05:41 PM   #11
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I was having the same problem with insects and mess on the windscreen and decided to do something about it. I bought the rain repellent and glass cleaner from Halfords (Halfords brand). Clean the screen with the screen cleaner and apply the rain/water repellent. Do the same on the headlamps. I did this about 3 weeks ago and have hardly used the wipers since. Flies will still stick but are much more easily removed. The glass cleaner is designed to remove the rain/water repellant and also ensure a perfectly clean screen before applying the rain repellent. I ended up doing all the glass and the headlamps and it was worthwhile.

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I use this stuff to get the bugs/tar/crap off

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washin.../prod_183.html

leave on for a few minutes and the bug remains literally dissolve in front of you eyes!

Then to keep a protective barrier on the paint, i use a couple of layers of this stuff

http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/co.../prod_208.html

The easiest wax i have ever used, and stays on for ages!! Very good stuff, once on all you need is a quick rinse to clean of all the crap off you car. I even put this stuff on the light lenses/window trims inc rubber it really is amazing stuff.

Just my to pennys worth
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