Bird Shit

Discussion in 'Bodywork' started by fuzzer, Jul 21, 2002.

  1. fuzzer

    fuzzer MB Club Veteran

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    Has anyone else noticed how acidic bird shit is becoming ? I had to get the t cut out to get rid of the stain on my bonnet. And to make matters worse , i get dive bommed getting into my car because a family of sea guklls have decided to nest in the city centre i might add next to the works carpark.

    It's not a one off , its happned a few times and each time some t cut has been required even after washing it as soon as i get back . Its really anoying.

    Rant over ... &nbsp;<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'> &nbsp; <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>
     
  2. Koolvin

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    LOL, this morning I found the WHOLE boot lid covered in Shit, I was going to take a picture but I couldn't let anyone see my clean car with shit over it so I didn't bother!!!

    If you wax your car (not polish) then the shit will easily come off with water - I just used a watering can and a wet wash mitt - came right off - piece of piss (pun?) LOL
     
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    fuzzer

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    my car is all waxed ..... its jut the birds staple diet of 1/2 finished take aways anoth other crap
     
  4. Fudger

    Fudger Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Guess what, all i do to clean my car is to use autoglym car wash every couple of weeks or whenever it needs it and once a month a polish with Mer polish or whatever I have around.

    Tell me if I am a plonker but is this enough to keep the bodywork in good condition or not?

    Not too sure on wax and polish etc. Perhaps a little research is required <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt='???'>
     
  5. Koolvin

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    in a nutshell:


    Polish: Takes off a layer (contaminents included)

    Wax: Adds a layer (protective layer)
     
  6. Fudger

    Fudger Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Koolvin, Just found the Zymol WEB site. Very informative if a bit expensive. Ordered a starter pack at £90.

    Better be the dogs b...cks <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':p'>

    After years of polishing and no waxing I am suprised there is any paint left on my cars <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>.
     
  7. Shude

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    the paint on my bootlid appears to be permanently stained with bird sh*t. &nbsp;I washed it off as soon as I could and it's gone, in normal light. &nbsp;Stoop to a funny angle and view that area in a reflection of something light coloured and you can see the outline of the bird sh*t still there. &nbsp;I've tried a couple of different polishes etc and nothing has helped <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':('>

    Maybe I will get the whole lid resprayed if I get a boot spoiler (one day I will find that special flat spoiler lip&#33<img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> and I'll get the horrible rusty bootlock removed/filled/welded up etc once and for all too.
     
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    i used autoglym paintwork restorer and perfect polish.


    worked well ...
     
  9. Matt Crooke

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    Im have a bit of a strange layout in my house, where the back garden has 2 double gates that open, which leads onto my driveway. Anyway, im having a nightmare with cats using my garden as a litter tray at the moment. looked out the bedroom window a couple of saturdays ago, and saw something strange on the bonnet (not the dreaed shite).

    Turns our that a poxy cat had just eaten its breakfast and decided to honk the whole lot back up over my car. Needless to say i saw red. I knew whose cat did it as well, and after a rather heated discussion with the offending owner he got his son round to clean it off....buggered if i was gonna do it.

    Makes your blood boil dosent it.
     
  10. Shude

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    My neighbours cat spends a lot of time either sat on my car's bonnet or hiding underneath (from the rain and that fat tabby from down the road). &nbsp;It leaves a few small scratches on the bootlid (hard to jump up and get any grip) and it leaves paw prints all over the car. &nbsp;But it's a cute little cat and I don't mind it really. &nbsp;Besides, it keeps the birds away from the car...
     
  11. Dave B

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    Matt:  know how you feel, we've had cats leaving scratches all over the roof of the car and sometimes setting off the alarm.

    Solved the problem with one of those ultra-sonic gizmos that puts out a high pitched sound when something comes anywhere near the cars.  Had it a couple of weeks now and it seems to be doing the job.  Got it from B&amp;Q.

    PS.  should say that it doesn't harm the cats, just gives them a shock  <img src="http://www.mbclub.co.uk/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':D'>
     
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