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    Yes you've guessed it after I paid a guy to valet my car and get sparkling to new (also showed up the damn stone chips and a scuff!) a bird crapped on my car the next day I parked at work.

    It's on the roof of my car.

    My question is simple, is there a special product I use or just warm soapy water? Does such a product exist to remove bird poo?

    The reason I ask is I foolishly used a wipe of some sort (can't remember) on a black hire car. I thought I was doing them a favour! But it turned out a lot worse after it dried out and looked smeared or misted all the time.

    Any info is most welcome! Cheers! Red!
     
     

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    Its best to soak it with warm water first and then wash it off with a car wash shampoo the normal way followed by a rinse. Thats the only way I do it.
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    Thanks DSK dude, oh well bucket and mitt and shampoo purchase at halfrauds tomorrow after work! Friggin hell need to find a safer parking place!

    Cheers again! Red!
     
     

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    warm soapy water A.S.A.P...!!!!! you need to neutralise it as soon as you can, the longer you leave it the worse it will be...its evil stuff so speed is the key get some water on it quick..
     
     

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    awe lime! man - seriously? I friggin couldn't do it tonight cos I had to scoff dinner and go out to squash. Crap that;s 36 hours it's been on now.

    Are you yanking my chain 660? Does it do that much (invisible?) damage if not removed quickly?

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    Its shocking how much damage it can do m8!
    Its very acidic and if left on will quite happily burn through the top coat of laquer leaving a permanent mark!!
     
     

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    If it leaves a dull patch on your paintwork, get yourself some 3M "Finesse-It" - this is the stuff pro's use to put a final polish on paint repairs. I have been using it for years to get rid of minor surface scratches. It's like T-Cut, but only about half as abrasive!
     
     

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    Agree with Spitfire.....good stuff!

    Bird Lime as called Lime because it is soooo alkaline, will eat through your paint like wild-fire. Get it off ASAP or deffo will leave a mark.
     
     

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    ok guys - ta much will do asap

    One last q then - blasting it off with a jet wash is just as effective as long as I don't go too close! And no I don;t use the brush at the washing stations. Cheers! Red!
     
     

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    jetwash is fine.
    my car came from a coastal town and has a couple of burns in the lacquer.
    seagull poo is a real killer of paintwork :(
    dunno what it is they eat to make it worse,but i'm never using fish to clean my car
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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