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    Re: bird poop stain

    here is another pic of another legacy left by a feathered friend. Look at the paintwork around it too if you like.... Im sure you will tell me to clay bar, polish for all Im worth etc.... like I said - suggestions welcome!


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    Re: bird poop stain

    HI, I gave up on bird stain, now my problem is acid rain on my windshield, I tried alot of things to remove but still thesame.. i need some advice...cheers

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    Re: bird poop stain

    try 0000 steel wool. It works!!!

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    Re: bird poop stain

    its the super fine grade.... it wont scratch your glass!

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    Re: bird poop stain

    I have read through all the posts concerning removing etching but am not comfortable tackling this without some more guidance. I have a black car. Within an hour of the birds pooping on it i had washed it off but it still stained the paint in three spots. I used Scratch X with several repeats--worked about an hour or so on this. In the light I was working in it looked like it took care of the problem so I then applied a coat of wax. Later, in afternoon sun, the spots showed up again--ugh!
    I think I am going to have to go to the next level to remove. It looks like the clay bar might be the first step to try. I am scared to do this! I have never done anything more than regular detailing on a car and I am afraid to ruin the paint, leave scratches or rub through the clear coat. What are the exact steps that I should follow.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: bird poop stain

    Quote Originally Posted by angelada View Post
    It looks like the clay bar might be the first step to try. I am scared to do this! I have never done anything more than regular detailing on a car and I am afraid to ruin the paint, leave scratches or rub through the clear coat. What are the exact steps that I should follow.
    Thanks in advance.
    Don't let claying scare you Angela. With light pressure using the right clay and plenty of lubricant, it's almost a no brainer. Meguiar's "mild" clay is the place to start. Videos by the ton on this subject.

    youtu.be/VD9Qc84vSyY

    It's always a good idea to clay before using a compound to clean your paint surface. but the clay isn't likely to remove the bird etching, it just cleans the surface in preparation for your polish/compound. As for the bird poo, you may need the next level of aggressiveness, Meguiar's Ultimate Polish or Ultimate Compound. I assume you're working by hand, not a polisher?

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    Re: bird poop stain

    Thanks for the info. That video did ease my fear of using the clay. So if that doesn't get the stain off, then you think using the Ultimat Polise or Compound will do it? Which do you recommend trying first? Yes, I am doing all this by hand.

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    Re: bird poop stain

    Quote Originally Posted by angelada View Post
    Thanks for the info. That video did ease my fear of using the clay. So if that doesn't get the stain off, then you think using the Ultimat Polise or Compound will do it? Which do you recommend trying first? Yes, I am doing all this by hand.
    You will likely need the cleaning ability of a product like our Ultimate Compound for removing of the stain. A couple things to keep in mind when working by hand, a clean soft foam wax applicator pad is typically our preferred accessory for applying a product like our Ultimate Compound. Work on a clean & cool surface in the shade, keeping your hand flat, apply the product in circular overlapping motions with moderate pressure. You can work the product in for a minute or so, it will break down to a light wet film, which you will want to wipe of with a microfiber towel. You can repeat this application a 4 - 5 times or so in any particular area, but if the defect is not removed after this many attempts, it is actually safer to use the appropriate machine to remove. Sometimes we are limited in what we can remove by hand. You do not want to rub a small quarter size bird dropping spot with aggressive pressure all afternoon long, hand flat, with the technique recommendations above is best for applying by hand.

    Hope this helps!

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