Bird poop!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by GanChan, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. GanChan macrumors 6502

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    My new (lightly-used) Accent got hit with its first bird poop today. :eek: I washed it off with water, but I have no idea how long it might have been there, and I think I left a little permanent dull spot. Hyundai's clear coat/paint is supposedly, shall we say, not all that thick , so I'm worried about using any kind of polish on it. Maybe just wash and wax the car thoroughly?

    Also, has anybody tried a product I saw online called Poop-Off for Cars?
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Simple dishwashing soap like Sunlight works. You got to do it quick after the accident or the acids in the poop will eat the finish. Always a good idea to keep your car waxed to prevent these sort of atrocious incidents.
     
  3. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    Usually it just comes off.

    Go to the car wash.

    Never park under trees ;)
     
  4. ibook30 macrumors 6502a

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    Hope this makes you feel better !

    Hope this makes you feel better !
    This car was parked outside of my office for a week. :D
     

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  5. Apple macrumors 6502

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    So thats why my car always gets hammered from the birds

    EDIT: Oh and ;)
     
  6. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    If you are really worried about it get some:

    3M Imperial Hand Glaze, 3M Finish Restorer and some P21S Carnauba Wax.

    If you don't want to spend that kind of money on the wax get some Zymöl Cleaner Wax or Meguiars NXT Generation Tech Wax. The 3M stuff is a must to get rid of the dull spot and then a good coat of wax to seal the paint again. Your car should get at-least twice a year a fresh coat of wax.
     
  7. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Hyundai's clearcoat does suck. I have a 2004 Tiburon and bird **** will eat right through it. How old is your car though? I think the paint warranty is 3 years and it should be covered. Next time Im at the dealer for some reason I'm going to have them take a look
     
  8. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    FANTASTIC!

    Just wait for it to rain like normal people do. Geez. :)

    /I told my friend that if I'm reincarnated as a piegon
    //I'm gonna poo on her car every day
    ///sometimes twice
    ////mmmm, too much information on bird-KT.
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    ^^That's what I do. :eek:

    I knew bird poop wasn't good for your car, but I never knew bird poop did THAT much damage.
     
  10. alexstein macrumors 6502a

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    It's crazy isn't it? Bird poop combined with baking sun light or sprinkler water combined with sun light are some of the worst enemies for your cars paint finish. (In the summer season that is.) Don't even get me started on the winter season.
     
  11. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    I'm currently watching the o.c. with my GF. They just had some guy keying a kids Range Rover. I feel quite bad for the range rover, so sad.
     
  12. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I feel bad for you for having to watch the OC :D
     
  13. EJBasile macrumors 65816

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    Yea its basically a soap opera.
     
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  15. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    I got hit with bird poop, it sucked. Happened last week during school. :(
     
  16. runninmac macrumors 65816

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    Oh I love The O.C.!

    Once I was pooped on by a seagul at Lake Michigan when I was 10. Random kids came up and laughed at me becuaes the saw me running around in the water screaming... semi-embarising.
     
  17. Kobushi macrumors 6502a

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    Pesky birds :mad:

    I swear my car must have been the target of a flying buffalo one time.
     
  18. 840quadra Moderator

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    Nothing better then spending hours detailing a black Infinity (not mine a customers) to have it diarrhea'ed on by a flock of geese when I went inside to fill my water bottle.

    I wanted to buy a shotgun that day!

    The only good thing about it was the fact that I still had to do the final rinse to get rid of all the static caused by the buffer.
     
  19. hitchhiker macrumors newbie

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    I know a few chickadees who have done a number on my vespa... :cool:
     
  20. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    The paint is water-based on cars these days, bird poop and dead birds on the car cannot be good to the finish.
     
  21. Frank (Atlanta) macrumors regular

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    Alexstein had spot-on advice. 3M Imperial Glaze (or a lighter polish - P21S is also good) followed by waxing.

    If you use Sunlight or any other type of dishwashing detergent, you need to wax again - it'll eat the wax right off.

    Lastly, be careful how you wash bird droppings off - they often contain bits of rock, etc...which can do even more damage to your paint.

    And...if you're really retentive ;), you can carry something like Perrier or any other type of naturally carbonated water. You can use this water to help rinse-off droppings if you're not near a hose, etc. Take-off the top, put your thumb over the opening, shake and aim...

    Lastly, don't park anywhere near trees...not only bird droppings, but aphid droppings, etc. Seriously; aphid droppings can do just as much damage.

    Frank
     
  22. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    LOL..:D....dont mean to laugh at u right but LOL!

    Bless
     
  23. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I DON'T want to know what that looked like! :eek: ;)
     
  24. njmac macrumors 68000

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    In the summer when the birds are eating the local berries, I get purple bird poop on my car. That is a bitch to get off.
     
  25. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Wow, you had to have been ticked off. :eek:

    Perhaps dynamite would have worked better- just put it in/under the tree where the birds are nesting. ;)
     

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