Bird poop: What a load of s#*t!

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Bird poop: What a load of s#*t!

Postby Arya2.0S » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:41 pm

So I've been slacking off on keeping my car clean lately, and a few birds had left their marks.
When I finally cleaned the car yesterday, to my horror I found that they had left marks in the lacquer. Most were so bad I actually had to rub the spots down with wet and dry and buff them out with rubbing compounds and a mop!
I seem to vaguely remember people discussing the best waxes and stuff to use to help protect against this problem but I can't find the thread.
I seem to remember Autoglym being mentioned a lot, but doing a search on Amazon there seems to be tons of different ones and I want to make sure I get the best one as they're not cheap.
Which one would you guys recommend?
I was thinking of this one:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Autoglym-Rapid ... ref=plSrch

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Re: Bird poop: What a load of s#*t!

Postby andyd » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:49 pm

Bird crap is a nightmare if left too long on paintwork :doh:

My son uses a Ceramic Wax, will find out which one.

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Re: Bird poop: What a load of s#*t!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:49 pm

I can highly recommend Autoglym High Definition Wax. It's reasonably cheap at Carparts4less (Eurocarparts) at the moment.
https://www.carparts4less.co.uk/cp4l/p/ ... C7EALw_wcB
As you have found out, bird deposits should be washed off immediately. I always keep some cleaning stuff and some cloths in the car so I can wipe it off straight away if I am away from the house.

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Re: Bird poop: What a load of s#*t!

Postby Jasonmarie » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:04 pm

Yes I agree with all on here with autoglym the rapid wax can only be used when the paintwork is wet as I use with the final rinse and then spray on and towel . Afterwards I use atoglym super rasin polish then wax . You can buy bird wipes from autoglym
Autoglym Bird Dropping Wipes, x10 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0028HCGFA/ ... oBbTW6JE0Z

But as you say a little water on the area and use the rapid wax . Have to watch out for seeds in the poo as they can scratch really bad so wet down as must as you can so not to mark the paint work .

I can say I have used autoglym for 30 odd years now and have never had a problem with bird poo .

One thing I will share ( sun cream lotion ) now that does mark the paint work as years ago my oldest son put his hand on our car and it stayed on the car for years . As it almost burns the paint to a white mark .

Andrew that’s a good price for the wax amazon it’s over £40 I think . Nice find mate .
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Re: Bird poop: What a load of s#*t!

Postby Paul G » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:51 am

With bird turds I just put a wet sponge on them until they are loosened off the bodywork. Then I just finally wash and dry off the area followed by a coat of auto - glym.

I don't keep rubbing at them because as Jason says the little seeds in them can scratch the paint.

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Re: Bird poop: What a load of s#*t!

Postby andyd » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:47 pm

andyd wrote:
My son uses a Ceramic Wax, will find out which one.


This is the one he uses http://www.jayswax.co.uk/product/jayswa ... t/#reviews

Also available on ebay and the cheapest on there atm https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jayswax-Sio2 ... SwtG9bBIiK

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Re: Bird poop: What a load of s#*t!

Postby timfromull » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:58 pm

A bird crapped on my bonnet once..............
That was the end of that relationship.... :whistle:

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Re: Bird poop: What a load of s#*t!

Postby Arya2.0S » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:57 pm

timfromull wrote:A bird crapped on my bonnet once..............
That was the end of that relationship.... :whistle:


:lol: :lol:

Thanks for all the suggestions. Think I'll go with the Autoglym spray on wax as can't afford to burn £40 on the posh stuff right now.

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Re: Bird poop: What a load of s#*t!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:42 am

On a similar subject of animal excrement, I have a top tip:
If anybody has the misfortune to drive through some cow shite on the road, as unpleasant as it is, I suggest cleaning it off immediately before it has a chance to dry. I've just learned the hard way..... :)

Clearly, Friedrich Mohs didn't live in the countryside when he devised his scale for hardness, because if he had, he would have known that diamond has nothing on hardened cow shite.

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Re: Bird poop: What a load of s#*t!

Postby andyd » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:19 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:On a similar subject of animal excrement, I have a top tip:
If anybody has the misfortune to drive through some cow shite on the road, as unpleasant as it is, I suggest cleaning it off immediately before it has a chance to dry. I've just learned the hard way..... :)

Clearly, Friedrich Mohs didn't live in the countryside when he devised his scale for hardness, because if he had, he would have known that diamond has nothing on hardened cow shite.

Andrew.

The XR gets a wipe over inc the sills after every trip, so the likely hood of extreme shite is unlikely :)

Butter is a great way to remove tar :headscratch: When I was 18 or so, my Mk3 Escort got covered in thick tar along the sills :doh:
IIRC it was a family effort to get it off!

Obviously now tar remover is probably a lot easier.....

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Re: Bird poop: What a load of s#*t!

Postby Not_Anumber » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:52 am

Im just grateful that cows dont fly :oops:

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Re: Bird poop: What a load of s#*t!

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:12 pm

Not_Anumber wrote:Im just grateful that cows dont fly :oops:


What would happen if cows could fly?

You'd get a pat on the head....... :D

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