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Old 06-06-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
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Bird Crap!

Well, I officially have my first paint imperfection. I woke up this morning and found bird shit on the hood, but I think no big deal since I'm was going to wash it anyway. Well, it appears to have damaged the clear coat - it looks like 2 water spots where it used to be, and I can't get them out. I tried a dab of Meguire's Scratch X but that did little justice.

I really want to get a coat of wax on the car, but I think it may still be too early. What do you think?
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Old 06-06-2009, 04:26 PM   #2
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I'm waxing mine the day it comes home...sucks- that happened to my friends HHR too.
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Old 06-06-2009, 04:44 PM   #3
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what is that toxic bird crap?
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Old 06-06-2009, 04:48 PM   #4
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I'm surprised it doesn't dissolve the bird! It'd be cool if it did, or if his little ass burst into flames....
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Old 06-06-2009, 04:50 PM   #5
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Bummer, I had my 69 camaro painted in 1982, on the way home from the stripe shop I got hit with a load from what looked like it must have been a tarradachtyl !! it was Imron paint non clear coat, I ruined it.... Hope you have better luck
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Old 06-06-2009, 04:53 PM   #6
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Bummer, I had my 69 camaro painted in 1982, on the way home from the stripe shop I got hit with a load from what looked like it must have been a tarradachtyl !! it was Imron paint non clear coat, I ruined it.... Hope you have better luck
It ate through IMRON!?!?!?! WTF was that bird eatin'? Zip Strip?
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:15 PM   #7
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It ate through IMRON!?!?!?! WTF was that bird eatin'? Zip Strip?
the paint was fresh out of the heat lamp booth, maybe it had Taco Bell...
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:52 PM   #8
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Does anybody have any suggestions on how to buff/polish this out?
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:49 PM   #9
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Bummer, I had my 69 camaro painted in 1982, on the way home from the stripe shop I got hit with a load from what looked like it must have been a tarradachtyl !! it was Imron paint non clear coat, I ruined it.... Hope you have better luck
Thanks for the laugh! Sad but your delivery made it hilarious.
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Oh man! That is a bummer! If a good polish should get it out, but if it doesn't, you might need to have it wet sanded with 2000 grit and the polished! Good luck and let us know how it comes out!
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:55 PM   #11
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I had a coat of Zaino Z5 on the first day and I have several coats on now. I've had a couple of birds crap on the car, sit in the sun and it comes right off. Zaino has protected my cars for years. Use whatever product you prefer, but get some protection on there NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-06-2009, 07:22 PM   #12
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Water based paints are not recommended to have car covers for 3 months.

Let that paint breath BEFORE YOU WAX IT!
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Does anybody have any suggestions on how to buff/polish this out?
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Try a clay bar, then start the polishing. That shtuff burns into the clear not to mention if it was baked on by the sun. good luck
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:05 PM   #14
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Does anybody have any suggestions on how to buff/polish this out?
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Try a clay bar, then start the polishing. That shtuff burns into the clear not to mention if it was baked on by the sun. good luck
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I actually used another one of their products (ColorX) and it seems to have done the job. My brother just brought home a buffer and a whole Adams Polishes kit with wax, so I'm going to get at it tomorrow.
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I actually used another one of their products (ColorX) and it seems to have done the job. My brother just brought home a buffer and a whole Adams Polishes kit with wax, so I'm going to get at it tomorrow.
Glad to hear that it seems to have worked. Good luck with the waxing!
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You could also use a clay bar (Meguires or Mothers) and that should get it off too. Then just polish the area.
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Well, I officially have my first paint imperfection. I woke up this morning and found bird shit on the hood, but I think no big deal since I'm was going to wash it anyway. Well, it appears to have damaged the clear coat - it looks like 2 water spots where it used to be, and I can't get them out. I tried a dab of Meguire's Scratch X but that did little justice.

I really want to get a coat of wax on the car, but I think it may still be too early. What do you think?
If you have a black car, you should invest in a porter cable buffer. It will never spin fast enough to ruin your paint, but for issues like this, you can use a polish and the speed of the porter-cable will erase any clear coat imperfections. Of course, then you will need to finish with a sealer, and coat with wax, but that is all part of the fun.
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Does anybody have any suggestions on how to buff/polish this out?
Trust some '3M Finesse-it' which is a mild abrashive. Follow this with polish once the mark is removed.

I've had the same thing occur on a couple of cars I've detailed, and this method has worked for me.
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