Bird droppings

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by glenavy-drongo, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. glenavy-drongo

    glenavy-drongo Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi all

    I'm sure I am not the only one here to have this problem! I would be fastidious about my cars and would wash them a couple of times a week. One of my pet peeves is that the local birds seem to know this and carry out strafing runs at every given opportunity.

    Other than wash the cars every day, can anyone suggest a quick detailer, or similar, to remove the localised deposits?

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  2. knighterrant

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    As soon as I spot the bombs I soften them with water then gently dab them away with a clean cloth.
     
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    Hi,
    I Use Autoglym specific Bird dropping wipes, then if required I spray a quik detailer such as Megs or Sonax.
     
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    glenavy-drongo

    glenavy-drongo Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Thanks Andy. Those look just the job.

    Must admit, I was waiting for the wags to come up with the old joke about, "What do you do if a bird sh*ts on your car?"

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  5. Dizz

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    Wet a tissue with warm water, let it sit on the poo for five ten minutes, it will soften it up and then you can just wipe it clean!


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    Bird Lime Neutraliser. Spray on, wipe off.
     
  7. Andy1a2b

    Andy1a2b Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    A packet of wet wipes and a bottle of water, as others have said, get some water on asap let it soak a few minutes to soften and remove gentlyso as not to scratch the paint.

    I had the paint on an 89 Pontic Trans Am ruined by bird poo. Birds had been eating berries and it cut into the paint like battery acid:eek: I didn’t clean it off straight away and the clear coat had dulled and crazed under each spot. These days I try and keep plenty of wax on the car to give some protection until I can get it removed. :mad:
     
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    Shoot the little "so and so's".
     
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    glenavy-drongo Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Don't tempt me.

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  10. clk320x

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    What are the birds near you eating? Lol

    I’ve had bird poo on my CLK, washed it off when I got a chance and no damage whatsoever?
     
  11. Dizz

    Dizz Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Worst thing they can eat is ‘blackberrys’
     
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    I’ve had first hand example , evil stuff :eek:
     
  13. Dizz

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    It makes their poo so acidic it will eat through the lacquer in a few hours
     
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    If you are unfortunate enough to live/work near the sea you have the lovely seagull prospect...
    poo/concrete mix, which sticks like shit to an army blanket and is highly corrosive.
    Best fix between washing I’ve found:-
    Blue industrial paper towel, folded until about 1” thick
    Cup of very hot water
    Soak towel over the poo area with said water and leave to soak for a few minutes
    Lift off offensive matter carefully with no rubbing
    If needed, QD to clean up
    My car is Obsidian Black and shows up every single bit..
    In my office car park in the summer I’ve taken to putting a cover over the car when it’s still and not raining
    I almost welcome rain!
     
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    You should all be thankful that's all the blighters do to your pride and joy. Had one of them drop a clearly recently dug up and very rusty exhaust clamp onto the rear wing last week. Left 4 paint chips and 2 tiny dents.:mad:
     
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    glenavy-drongo

    glenavy-drongo Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    So Hitchcock had it right then...

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    AND "NO" MEANS "NO!"

    Been here had this - so there it is on my dads immaculate Jetta not a mark on it...until my mom gets her hands on it.. So there it is the inevitable "Burd Poo" dead centre of the bonnet, a big one at that and "I'll get it.." says my mum, a quick spit on the ol' hanky and a super rub and....Its there for all to see, you can't miss it! Better than swirl marks nice round scratch marks dead centre of the bonnet, no matter what way you looked at it your eyes were drawn to it.. this catastrophe on the bonnet.. and she steps back, pleased as punch (Nearly) " There all gone...what?? whats wrong?" as both me and my dad just stare open mouthed at what just happened it was serious enough to get the bonnet repainted after that the car never looked the same..:(

    REMEMBER: "NO" MEANS "NO!"
     
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    I swear to God though that they sh!t glue, I mean it sets quicker than Loctite itself and no matter of "Powerblasting/Jetwashing/hosing" it gets, its still bloody there.. I mean its a few seconds that its done and its friggin' solid it won't bloody move.. has anyone thought of patenting this stuff, I swear that its that powerful you could glue the Titanic back together and raise her..Jeeezz

    And all I get when I poo is the runs accompanied by a nasty odour ....(Shakes Head :wallbash: :mad: )
     
  19. zipdip

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    Well I live by the sea and it is about time councils adopted the Devon/Cornwall approach which is a £150 fine for feeding seagulls,these is one crazy person who feeds the gulls on Clacton sea front she has a carrier bag full of stuff,fortunately it is about 40 feet away from the road there must be 120 gulls circling and diving a complete menace as you get some come over the grass very low and then straight across the road trying to climb on after burn,I have seen cars brake because of that.
     
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    glenavy-drongo Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Gulls? Hateful things.

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