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Old 10-05-2006   #1
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I wasnt sure where to put this so feel free to move it where ever you want.

Well anyway...i am absolutly sh*ting my self! The birds always seem to target my car (dunno why probably cuz its gold) but i herd that you should always get bird muck off because it rusts the car. So today on my day off i went out and washed the car. When it came to clearing the bird muck off it just wouldnt come off using the sponge so im a bit of a rage and in a rush because the sun was coming out i ran in and got a scaring pad....yeah....i only used it lightly to get the crap off and nothing showed up at first. Now a few hours later i just went out to the car to get some stuff and theres marks everywhere! You can really notice it! I think theres 3 large patches on the bonnet and 1 on the passenger door, maybe 1 on the roof too.

I don't know what to do....should i go to a car wash and buy the most expensive wash there? With the hot wax etc etc?

Seriously the car looks bad. Plus also a few months down the line i might be selling it, this morning i could probably get around 2500 out of it. Now, if it was me i wouldnt pay more than 1000 for it lmfao!
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Get some good polish and see how it goes with that first, sometimes will do the trick if it's not too deep. You can buy bug-removing sponges for getting such nasties off your car safely
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When i noticed it, it was just getting dark. I put a bit of water on the mark on the door to see if it went away and it did...until it dryed lol! doesnt seem to be too deep
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Re: Paint Work

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As you can see, the birds have crapped on the car again! must be cuz it gold lol. You can see the scratched pretty bad on there

Sorry for the pics being so big
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Birds normally crap on cars because they are parked under trees

To remove the scratches you need a polish with a mild cut. A colour restorer polish will do the job, go fairly easy. 10 vertical and 10 horizontal strokes with the polish, allow to dry then buff. Use a clean cloth not a drty rag, something like a cheap microfibre is ideal for applying and buffing the polish off. If they are still there do it again. Doesn't need to be an expesive polish, something like Wilkos colour restorer has worked fine for me in the past. Follow up with a layer of wax to add some protection.

Next time, chuck your scouring pads away. Leave a wet cloth on the bird crap for a few minutes, it soaks in and should then wash away easily.

Bird crap doesn't cause rust but can damage the paint/clearcoat which can lead to rust. You best bet is to wash, polish and wax your car every few months to add a layer of protection and keep it shining. Effectively the wax will act as a sacrifical barrier rather than your paintwork.

If polishing regularly use a very mild polish to keep paint removal to a minimum something like Autoglym Super Resin Polish (very light abbrasive polish)/Autoglym Ultra Deep Shine (non abbrasive chemical polish) will polish and wax together or something like Meguiars Deep Crystal Polish (non abbrasive chemical polish) followed up with a wax.
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After college today i went and got the problem sorted. Went into this car place near me and asked them there. I bough this T Cut Scratch remover. They tested it on my car before i bought it and i bought the wax to go with it. When i got home i put the stuff on and its was fine, not problems now

I'm so glad i got it sorted before anyone noticed. lol
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Good stuff t-cut scratch remover is an abbrasive polish, i like to use a less abbrasive polish to keep paint removal to a minimum.

Glad you got it sort and don't forget to wax
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i have just used t cut sratch remover on a mates seat rub it in well its the dogs nuts so buy it from halfords or wilkinsons rub on well then use some car polish called mer fcuking wicked it came up a treat i promise u will be smileing so t cut it comes in a tube and mer car polish cant go wrong
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i hate birds. warm water all ways seems to do the trick in my opinion or keep scrubbing at it with the soft sponge.
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Re: Paint Work

If bird c**p is hard to get off, use warm soapy water first. If this doesn't work, use a Bug/tar remover, "AutoGlym Intensive Tar Remover" is good; dampen the area, give it 20 seconds, then wipe off with a cloth.

This stuff is also ideal for removing glue when you've taken an old badge off
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Re: Paint Work

There is a brand new product on the market available from Supagard. It is a bird lime remover kit. This is in aerosol form, and the chemical is sprayed directly onto the bird lime deposit. The chemical neutralises any acid present in the deposit, but also rehydrates it into a soluble solution which can be wiped off easily! Supagards website is www.supagard.com for more info. I supply Supagard products to the motor trade so if ya need any advice, let me know! (Also uno turbo mk1, and uno 1500cc race car owner/nutter lol)
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