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Old 06-22-2011, 11:39 AM   #1
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How to fix bird poo paint damage?

I've got some raised areas on my paint due to bird shit from a long time ago. I know that wet sanding is an option but I was curious if there was any other way to fix it? Would a PC and some Adams products knock it out?
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:46 AM   #2
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Ive got damage on our TL too. This one damn bird continues to shit all over it.
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Old 06-22-2011, 11:56 AM   #3
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Raised areas? Like bubbling? If thats the case your SOL pretty much b/c the paint is failing.

Are you sure is raised? Any pictures you can share?
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:25 PM   #4
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Raised areas? Like bubbling? If thats the case your SOL pretty much b/c the paint is failing.

Are you sure is raised? Any pictures you can share?
I can feel it when I run my hand across it. I didn't noticed it was raised until I was detailing yesterday, I always thought they were just outlines I could buff out. I will get some pictures in a sec.
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raised would be unusual... typically a bird bomb etches the finish leaving a void
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:33 PM   #6
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There you go Dylan.. lemme know if you think anything can be done
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:37 PM   #7
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YIKES! That does look to be bubbling in which case I'd say theres not a whole heck of a lot you can do... that spot will likely not take to well to polishing as a bubble means that part of the paint is no longer bonded with the surface below it and could easily just flake off.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:43 PM   #8
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YIKES! That does look to be bubbling in which case I'd say theres not a whole heck of a lot you can do... that spot will likely not take to well to polishing as a bubble means that part of the paint is no longer bonded with the surface below it and could easily just flake off.
What is causing it to bubble??

Looks like its time to finally buy a sinister hood ....
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Well if there was a bird bomb left on there for a long time and the sun got to it, probably that. Bubbling (paint failure) can be caused by poor paint prep as well, but since yours is in the shape of a bird bomb and you said thats what was there its likely the cause.

This is why is SO important to get stuff like that off your paint ASAP.
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:34 PM   #10
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Man what was that bird eating that must have been some acidic sh**
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Old 06-22-2011, 01:39 PM   #11
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Well if there was a bird bomb left on there for a long time and the sun got to it, probably that. Bubbling (paint failure) can be caused by poor paint prep as well, but since yours is in the shape of a bird bomb and you said thats what was there its likely the cause.

This is why is SO important to get stuff like that off your paint ASAP.
Any way to remove other than re-painting? And will it eventually chip/flake off? I've got the exact same thing on my roof.

First I tried APC. Nope.
Then clay. Nope.
Then rubbing compound. Nope.
Then 3000 grit wet sanding. This smoothed the surface but the paint is still "warped" looking like the OP's pic. I'm furious. I haven't had any problems with bird bombs before. This one was from hell. I was way to busy with work to get it when it happened and didn't have my WW with me. It was only on there two days and now my paint is effed!
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Old 06-22-2011, 02:03 PM   #12
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With what hes got there, no not really... once paint bubbles its no longer repairable. When that 'blister' pops you'll be left with a bare spot.

With etching it depends on the severity, sometimes polishing will fix, sometimes it takes wetsanding, but what he has is beyond just etching.

I agree with Tecc... the bird that dropped that on the car must've been chewing batteries before it let that one go LOL
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:42 PM   #13
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I just had to clean some off when I went into work. Need to buy a gun. Start killing birds I guess.
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Well if there was a bird bomb left on there for a long time and the sun got to it, probably that. Bubbling (paint failure) can be caused by poor paint prep as well, but since yours is in the shape of a bird bomb and you said thats what was there its likely the cause.

This is why is SO important to get stuff like that off your paint ASAP.
If it was poor prep that led to the bird bomb causing paint failure, would I be able to get any warranty on that?
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Old 06-22-2011, 08:46 PM   #15
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I think you misunderstood me... bubbling can be a result of poor paint prep OR a surface contaminant that causes a problem with the paint (bird poop in this case)

The odds that a bird dropped a bomb EXACTLY where the paint was improperly prepped and caused some kind of trigger to make the paint bubble isn't realistic.

If it were random bubbling in areas then yes, the warranty could probably be called upon, but since thats pretty clearly something that landed on the paint and caused damage thats not warranty, thats wear and tear / failure to protect the paint / remove the stuff before it did damage.
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:35 AM   #16
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You could try to get warranty repair on it. Couldn't hurt to at least ask.
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:19 PM   #17
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Does anyone else here think it's pretty damned pathetic that with the hundreds and hundreds, if not thousands of years, mankind has been using paint, we haven't been able to advance paint technology to the point where it's able to withstand bird crap?

If the computer technology advanced at the same rate as paint technology has, we'd still all be using Vic 20's.
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Bird crap is some extremely nasty stuff... very acidic and full of little pebbles, seeds, and the crispy parts of bugs. If they were able to manufacture a paint that resisted all of that it would pretty much resist anything.
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Bird crap is some extremely nasty stuff... very acidic and full of little pebbles, seeds, and the crispy parts of bugs. If they were able to manufacture a paint that resisted all of that it would pretty much resist anything.
Paint that will withstand almost anything? Sounds like a nice Paint job.
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Wow, that is the birdcrap of death, holy birdshi! Batman.
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