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      06-18-2013, 02:52 PM   #23
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alcohol will do the trick.

the real issue is how to keep this from happening again, two words...baking soda.
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      06-18-2013, 03:45 PM   #24
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Sounds good guys! I'll be getting the kit later this evening... any polish recommendations? or is it necessary after claying / detailer?
Since the clay bar will remove any wax and other surface contaminants on the paint, you've got to follow that up with something to protect the paint. If it is in good condition (no swirls and such), Maguiars Ultimate Polish is a good one. Readily available, relatively cheap. Follow up the polish with a good wax, again Maguiars Ultimate Wax or NXT 2.0 are excellent DIY choices.

You may not need anything more than Maguiars White (for light colored cars) or Black (for dark colored cars) Wax. This stuff is new and darn good. I used it on my son-in-laws white 2010 Honda that had been neglected since day one and the results were amazing. There were no swirls, but the clearcoat was dull/oxidized. I used a dual action orbital polisher.

If you need some correction or swirl removal, suggest you get into something like the Maguiars Dual Action Power System for your drill with Ultimate Compound to start, followed by what I mentioned above. You can get different pads for the polish and wax, no need to buy the tool more than once.

Regardless of what you decide, you must apply some wax after you clay.
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      06-18-2013, 09:35 PM   #25
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Bird poo is no joke. What the hell do they eat?
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      06-19-2013, 01:36 AM   #26
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Bird poo is no joke. What the hell do they eat?
The problem is not what they eat, it is how their digestion works. They basically liquify everything with strong acids. Then they indiscriminately look for our cars.
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The problem is not what they eat, it is how their digestion works. They basically liquify everything with strong acids. Then they indiscriminately look for our cars.
If you don't want to have birds shit on your car, buy a Prius.
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I have had my share of bird crap problems and as already stated it is best to deal with this as soon as possible. However, if the bird stuff actually leaves a stain on the paint, I have found that Bug and Tar Remover works great. Better than polishes, compounds, clays, etc... You may need to apply and repeat the process but it really works well.
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      06-19-2013, 11:04 AM   #29
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That's the one I use. No complaints!
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I've used it. I clayed both my cars a few weeks ago. It's easy. I had them both done and applied a coat of polish in a little over 2 hours. Just read the directions and don't apply pressure when you use the clay. If you do your entire car, the paint will feel as smooth as glass.

Should I get a car wash first before or after claying? I'm probably not going to clay the entire car .. but just the stain. lol I bought Meguiar's polish yesterday so i'll probably apply that after the car wash/ claying.
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      06-19-2013, 11:14 AM   #30
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Generally I have always clayed after I washed the car, but some people do it during the wash to save some time. It's all preference really.

I am definitely going to get a bird poop kit though.
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Should I get a car wash first before or after claying? I'm probably not going to clay the entire car .. but just the stain. lol I bought Meguiar's polish yesterday so i'll probably apply that after the car wash/ claying.
Wash --> Clay --> Polish --> Wax

Do the whole car, you'll be happy you did once you see the results.
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      06-19-2013, 12:37 PM   #32
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I used to have a black RSX & been under the sun for a week when I was on vacation, bird poo totally ruined the clear coat. Bird's like to target black cars...for them, it's like a toilet. Of all the cars in our office parking lot, my car always gets the poo & another black car. I got sick & tired of cleaning it, that's why I wrapped my car.
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Generally I have always clayed after I washed the car, but some people do it during the wash to save some time. It's all preference really.

I am definitely going to get a bird poop kit though.
i really hope this kit works.. but i heard a lot of good things about the mothers clay bar kit.


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Wash --> Clay --> Polish --> Wax

Do the whole car, you'll be happy you did once you see the results.
thanks! i'll give it a try tonight if i'm not too tired after work... might not be able to do the whole car though lol
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in4 funny thread title.

a bird poo'd on my trunk a while back and when I tried to clean it off it scratched the clearcoat. Luckily my detailer was able to get it out. Damn jet black.
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LOL...

I get a small fine lines of bird poo at this particular place. Tiny but all over the car sometimes. I go close to a water canal, I think this is why. Must be a particular birds they do this. I have to remove it with my finger nails all the times in between car washes..
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      06-19-2013, 02:18 PM   #38
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Lots of good advice in this thread about using instant detailer to soak the poo. It should be noted however you should always try to "pinch the poo" off of the paint and never just wipe it first. Try to "pick up" as much poo off the paint as you can by pinching your fingers together using a microfiber after soaking the poo in instant detailer. If you just try to wipe it, all the abrasive crap in the poo (pun intended) will scratch the paint. Many birds eat gravel and grit and sand in order to aid in digestion.

I keep a small spray bottle of instant detailer and a few microfibers in the trunk for bird poo emergencies.

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Lots of good advice in this thread about using instant detailer to soak the poo. It should be noted however you should always try to "pinch the poo" off of the paint and never just wipe it first. Try to "pick up" as much poo off the paint as you can by pinching your fingers together using a microfiber after soaking the poo it in instant detailer. If you just try to wipe it, all the abrasive crap in the poo (pun intended) will scratch the paint. Many birds eat gravel and grit and sand in order to aid in digestion.

I keep a small spray bottle of instant detailer and a few microfibers in the trunk for bird poo emergencies.
This is great advice.
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It should be noted however you should always try to "pinch the poo" off of the paint and never just wipe it first.

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so i tried the mothers clay bar kit ... didn't remove the stain off my car ... until now.. i don't even know if it's a bird poop stain ... .. but... it did make my car a lot more smoother now.. the stain is still there though
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      06-19-2013, 08:51 PM   #42
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It has etched your clear coat. Clay bars are fine for removing inbedded contaminates, but you must remove the surrounding clear to the depth of the etch with polish. Be advised, you only have so much clear and you can remove too much.

Personally I'd try something like Meguires Scratch X and be happy to smooth and lessen the mar.
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Try picking up Meguairs Ultimate Compound with a MF applicator. Should get it out.
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I claybar my car every time I wash it. Simple and easy to do.... just don't drop the claybar. But if you do, trash it!
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