Pigeon “did its business” on my vette! Best way to clean?!? - Corvette Forum

Go Back   >
Log In 
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Vendor Directory

Car Care Discussion
Car Detailing Info, Wax, Wheel Polish, Interior Cleaning Tips for the Corvette Sponsored by
Auto Geek

Pigeon “did its business” on my vette! Best way to clean?!?

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-01-2002, 09:13 PM   #1
calais86
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
calais86's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 1999
Location: Brooklyn NY
Posts: 42
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Pigeon “did its business” on my vette! Best way to clean?!?

Everyone, take this post as part seeking advice, part venting. I had the C5 out yesterday; nothing major some errands to run, etc. In the course of my driving, took my baby under the train tracks; I will in Brooklyn NY so its kinda hard not to have to pass under the train while cruising around. When, I get home and notice that one of our fine feathered friends, aka a NYC flying rat, “relieved himself” on my back window with some of it getting on the rear deck. :eek:
Not too big a deal I figured, I was planning to wash my car today anyway.

To make a long story short, I wash the car today and on the part of the deck that was exposed to the birdie "goodness", I can still see marks on the paint. Try as I could, I just couldn’t get the spot to look “perfect”. Did I wait too long letting it sit for a day and the clear coat got damaged, or is there something else I could try? I mean, it isn’t that noticeable, but I can see it and its pissing me off!!!
:mad :mad :mad
calais86 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2002, 09:35 PM   #2
paintdaddy
CF Senior Member
 
paintdaddy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2002
Location: Hampton Georgia
Posts: 1,339
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Pigeon “did its business” on my vette! Best way to clean?!? (calais86)

try some buffing compound or polish.I use 3M finesse it but you will have to go to an auto paint store to buy it .It is about 30.00 a quart but it is worth it . You will have to wax it afterwards.
paintdaddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2002, 08:51 AM   #3
hcvone
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Member Since: Aug 1999
Location: Huntingdon Valley Pa
Posts: 17,676
Thanked 13 Times in 9 Posts
Default Re: Pigeon “did its business” on my vette! Best way to clean?!? (calais86)

3M Scratch and Swirl Remover will fix the damage that the bird did, you can find that at most auto stores like Pep Boys. :)
hcvone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2002, 04:56 PM   #4
YO-EL
CF Senior Member
 
YO-EL's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 1999
Location: Phila PA
Posts: 14,436
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Pigeon “did its business” on my vette! Best way to clean?!? (hcvone)

No, remember what the pros use? Their tounges & saliva to neutralize the acidic content. Using your tounge will not sctratch like a cloth will, even a 100% cotton one. Your saliva and buds on your tounge should be enough to remove it.

Trust me.... I saw 2 guys do this on their $1,000,000.00 cars at the Hershey car show a few years ago...

When I posted it here on the forum, guys laughed, but I'm telling you, if you do not want sctratches or a mark, use your tounge. :U

I really does work! (not speaking from the experience of doing, speaking from the experience of watching guys do it..... :yesnod: )





[Modified by indypace78, 3:57 PM 9/3/2002]
YO-EL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2002, 05:30 PM   #5
jerryv
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jun 2000
Posts: 5,553
Thanks: 0
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Default Re: Pigeon “did its business” on my vette! Best way to clean?!? (indypace78)

Quote:
No, remember what the pros use? Their tounges & saliva to neutralize the acidic content. Using your tounge will not sctratch like a cloth will, even a 100% cotton one. Your saliva and buds on your tounge should be enough to remove it.

Trust me.... I saw 2 guys do this on their $1,000,000.00 cars at the Hershey car show a few years ago...

When I posted it here on the forum, guys laughed, but I'm telling you, if you do not want sctratches or a mark, use your tounge. :U

I really does work! (not speaking from the experience of doing, speaking from the experience of watching guys do it..... :yesnod: )
:eek: I think I prefer the more traditional approach ...
jerryv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2002, 08:52 PM   #6
hcvone
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Member Since: Aug 1999
Location: Huntingdon Valley Pa
Posts: 17,676
Thanked 13 Times in 9 Posts
Default Re: Pigeon “did its business” on my vette! Best way to clean?!? (indypace78)

Quote:
No, remember what the pros use? Their tounges & saliva to neutralize the acidic content. Using your tounge will not sctratch like a cloth will, even a 100% cotton one. Your saliva and buds on your tounge should be enough to remove it.

Trust me.... I saw 2 guys do this on their $1,000,000.00 cars at the Hershey car show a few years ago...

When I posted it here on the forum, guys laughed, but I'm telling you, if you do not want sctratches or a mark, use your tounge. :U

I really does work! (not speaking from the experience of doing, speaking from the experience of watching guys do it..... :yesnod: )

[Modified by indypace78, 3:57 PM 9/3/2002]
Indy, you are not licking my car :( :( :p:
hcvone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2002, 07:51 PM   #7
RichieRich
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Jun 2000
Location: Pleasanton CA
Posts: 2,696
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Re: Pigeon “did its business” on my vette! Best way to clean?!? (calais86)

I had the same prob and the only thing I could get to correct it was lots of coats of zymol. I tried several polishes (these leave a lot of marks unless you're super careful) and other waxes and zymol totally fixed it.
RichieRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2002, 10:48 AM   #8
rbridges
CF Senior Member
 
rbridges's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2000
Location: warner robins georgia
Posts: 14,488
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Pigeon “did its business” on my vette! Best way to clean?!? (RichieRich)

as far as waiting too long, I don't think there's such a thing. I've seen spots "etch" after very little time. Even with zaino, the acidity of poop/guts doesn't take long to damage the clear coat.
rbridges is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2002, 11:40 AM   #9
YO-EL
CF Senior Member
 
YO-EL's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 1999
Location: Phila PA
Posts: 14,436
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Pigeon “did its business” on my vette! Best way to clean?!? (hcvone)

Quote:
Indy, you are not licking my car :( :( :p:
Thats right Carl... Lick your OWN car when a bird shats on it... :yesnod:
YO-EL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2002, 12:16 PM   #10
Silver2002
CF Senior Member
Cruise-In III Veteran
St. Jude Contributor
 
Silver2002's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2001
Posts: 1,479
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Pigeon “did its business” on my vette! Best way to clean?!? (indypace78)

Try the 3M 39009. It works for me.
Silver2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2002, 06:23 PM   #11
Hurricane_777
CF Senior Member
 
Hurricane_777's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2001
Location: 7th Floor Crew
Posts: 9,117
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Pigeon “did its business” on my vette! Best way to clean?!? (Silver2002)

I had the EXACT same problem happen to me this weekend. I couldn't believe that a little bit of crap could cause permanent damage. I was going to start a new post, but this hits it on the head.

I'm going to give the 3M a try this weekend. Is the 3M 39009 the same as the 3M Fine Cut Cleaner? Are either of these abrasive and do I run the risk of damaging the spot further if I apply with an orbital?

Thanks,

Scott :seeya
Hurricane_777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Go Back   Corvette Forum >
Reload this Page
  • Pigeon “did its business” on my vette! Best way to clean?!?
  •  
     
    Reply

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Aaaaarrrrrggghhh!!! Part 2 DigitalZ Canadian Events 25 04-18-2011 01:33 PM
    Some dumb, blind ***** just backed into my 'vette. GDP C4 General Discussion 42 03-12-2003 11:38 AM
    [RANT] Michigan Corvettes = RIPOFF of the Century Jman C3 Parts for Sale/Wanted 12 10-23-2002 02:40 AM
    Motor Trend - Z06 vs M3 vs Boxster S Jinkers C5 Z06 Discussion 34 06-08-2002 09:59 AM
    BIRD SHAT!!!! How to get the etching out?!? Tormania Car Care Discussion 20 05-01-2002 02:29 PM


    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Click for Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Forum Jump


    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:16 AM.