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Old 09-01-2002, 09:13 PM   #1
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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!!!
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Old 09-01-2002, 09:35 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 09-02-2002, 08:51 AM   #3
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3M Scratch and Swirl Remover will fix the damage that the bird did, you can find that at most auto stores like Pep Boys. :)
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Old 09-03-2002, 04:56 PM   #4
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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: )





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Old 09-03-2002, 05:30 PM   #5
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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 ...
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Old 09-05-2002, 08:52 PM   #6
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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:
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Old 09-06-2002, 07:51 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 09-07-2002, 10:48 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 09-07-2002, 11:40 AM   #9
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Indy, you are not licking my car :( :( :p:
Thats right Carl... Lick your OWN car when a bird shats on it... :yesnod:
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Old 09-07-2002, 12:16 PM   #10
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Try the 3M 39009. It works for me.
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Old 09-09-2002, 06:23 PM   #11
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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,

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