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Old 30-06-2013, 15:13
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I am flipping furious. There is large tree outside my house where I park my car. There is bird mess all over my lovely shiny black car that even though I gave it a good wash today, it has marked it. Any suggestions on how how to get this off, I understand its the acidity that eats into the paintwork.
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Old 30-06-2013, 15:23
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<Sigh> First World Problems, eh?
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Old 30-06-2013, 16:00
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Old 30-06-2013, 16:14
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I wish I had problems as mediocre as this .
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Old 30-06-2013, 16:24
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I am flipping furious. There is large tree outside my house where I park my car. There is bird mess all over my lovely shiny black car that even though I gave it a good wash today, it has marked it. Any suggestions on how how to get this off, I understand its the acidity that eats into the paintwork.
I am furious on your behalf, what a shocking world we live in
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Old 30-06-2013, 16:28
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I am furious on your behalf, what a shocking world we live in
Yeah how dare those birds poop. Puts third world hunger into perspective.
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Old 30-06-2013, 16:29
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Either cut down the tree, stop parking under the tree or invest in a car cover ( http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Produc...er/7405440.htm ) if it continues to be a problem.
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Old 30-06-2013, 16:53
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I am flipping furious. There is large tree outside my house where I park my car. There is bird mess all over my lovely shiny black car that even though I gave it a good wash today, it has marked it. Any suggestions on how how to get this off, I understand its the acidity that eats into the paintwork.
It only eats into the paintwork if you leave it for ages and don't bother cleaning it off. Just wash it off and it should be fine. Common sense would dictate not to park under a tree if you don't want bird sh*t all over it.
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Old 30-06-2013, 17:53
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I am furious on your behalf, what a shocking world we live in
Another one literally shaking with anger here
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Old 30-06-2013, 20:28
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It only eats into the paintwork if you leave it for ages and don't bother cleaning it off. Just wash it off and it should be fine. Common sense would dictate not to park under a tree if you don't want bird sh*t all over it.
Out of curiosity how long is it before it begins to do this because mine got covered on Thursday and I couldn't get it washed til Friday morning.
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Old 30-06-2013, 20:37
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Two things. Give it a good polish either with Auto Glym or Auto Smart products. Secondly do not park under the tree. The birds have to live somewhere.
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Old 30-06-2013, 20:43
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/...-your-car.html
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Old 30-06-2013, 21:21
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Out of curiosity how long is it before it begins to do this because mine got covered on Thursday and I couldn't get it washed til Friday morning.
Unless the car is very old (or possibly French) and the topcoat has been worn away it shouldn't be a problem as once it is dry it is inert and water washes it off anyway.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:36
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Thanks for those that gave constructive comments and get a life to those that wrote nonsense. I will try Auto Glym.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:56
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Thanks for those that gave constructive comments and get a life to those that wrote nonsense. I will try Auto Glym.
a good soapy wash and wax will do the trick
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:04
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Lots and lots of warm water to soften it. Don't try to scrape it off - not even with you fingernail. When done, get a hold of some Showroom Shine, which you can use even when the car is dirty. It puts a protective layer on the car - better than polish - a bird poo washes off with a hose after, also, you can polish your car with it in bright sunshine and never get streaks.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:25
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Autoglym do a polish just for black paint I find it very good
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:36
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I am flipping furious. There is large tree outside my house where I park my car. There is bird mess all over my lovely shiny black car that even though I gave it a good wash today, it has marked it. Any suggestions on how how to get this off, I understand its the acidity that eats into the paintwork.
It would be sensible not to park a car near a tree.

Some bird droppings are acidic but not all. Some are alkaline.

The only decent advice is to cover your car if you wish to park under a tree and clean the muck off as quickly as possible if you forget.

It is to do with paint lacquer warming and expanding and then cooling around the deposits.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:39
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The only decent advice is to cover your car and clean the muck off as quickly as possible if you forget.
Yep, at the last place we lived there was no other choice but to park under a tree, that's why I just bought a cover and chucked it in the boot whenever I needed the car. Takes less time to cover/uncover the car than to keep clearing muck off...
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:32
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Unless the car is very old (or possibly French) and the topcoat has been worn away it shouldn't be a problem as once it is dry it is inert and water washes it off anyway.
Mine is 13 years old (though not French) but I did see a little at the back where it might have taken paint off. It's in bad need of the paintwork getting done anyway.

My own fault for parking under a tree though, I just completely forgot.
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Old 01-07-2013, 12:17
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Thanks for those that gave constructive comments and get a life to those that wrote nonsense. I will try Auto Glym.
Be thankful that it's not cherry season because the poo can be bright pink or purple. Also, lime trees in London contain a lot of aphids which secrete sugar which makes the car go sticky.
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