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Old 05-28-2019, 10:00 PM
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Any good way to take out etching from bird crap?
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:05 PM
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Clear coat.
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:06 PM
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Help me understand what ur saying by clear coat.
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Won't polish out with a quality polish?
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Wet sand if a compounding product isn't working.

Best bet is a body shop as they are used to this process or the best detailer around. Dont risk it to save a few bucks. The agony if they get it wrong will cost you big money if etching bothers you..
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When he says clearcoat he means the bird dropping ate into your clearcoat. If you look really close at it you'll see the mark creates an indent, because bird droppings eat away clearcoat. The only way to fix it is to sand the clearcoat around it until it evens out. Unfortunately, you only have so much clearcoat to work with so if you do this too much, you end up needing a repaint - consider this before you do anything and decide if it might be better to live with the mark(s). If its not too bad, a polishing or rubbing compound can usually take them out without removing too much clearcoat, but if you've never done it, best to find someone who has and let him take a crack at it.
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I have a body shop across from my office and have gone over there within hours of a bird crapping on my car (not my Vette) and they couldnít get it all out without new clear coat installed. They tried buffing but at an angle you could still see it. I tell people the worst thing you can do is park under a tree. Cars deal with sun but not tree sap or bird crap. Good luck.
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That body shop sucks.

Took a poorly treated black Pontiac G8 to my body shop they wet sanded and rubbed the trunk lid and after 5 years and 100k miles of not even waxed they got the finish to a mirror. Birs dropping spots and all gone.

They were probably scared to cut deep enough because... well Corvette owner lol..
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Maybe so, it was another high end car and they probably were nervous.
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Originally Posted by 16/C7Z View Post
That body shop sucks.

Took a poorly treated black Pontiac G8 to my body shop they wet sanded and rubbed the trunk lid and after 5 years and 100k miles of not even waxed they got the finish to a mirror. Birs dropping spots and all gone.

They were probably scared to cut deep enough because... well Corvette owner lol..
But you can only do that so many times before you run out of clearcoat, doesn't matter how good the body shop is.
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DA orbital with the appropriate pad and polish...if that doesnít work take it to a professional. Do not attempt to wet sand your car.
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Maybe so, it was another high end car and they probably were nervous.
Why would they be nervous? A repaint on a spoiler for a corvette would be the same if the repaint was on a mustang spoiler. Now if you are buying new parts, you will get the surcharge, but the cost to paint a part, is the cost to paint a part.
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It was the hood of my wifeís car and I didnít want to repaint, not worth it. They did what they thought the best they could do so I was OK with it. I lease all my cars so I really donít care. Now my Vette is different...😎
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Originally Posted by Taevon lee View Post
Any good way to take out etching from bird crap?
Don't take any chances if you don't know what you are doing. Contact your local corvette club for advice as to whose the best auto detailer in your area. Take it to them.
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Originally Posted by 16/C7Z View Post
Wet sand if a compounding product isn't working.

Best bet is a body shop as they are used to this process or the best detailer around. Dont risk it to save a few bucks. The agony if they get it wrong will cost you big money if etching bothers you..
This. You have to be careful with how much you try and remove when it comes to the clearcoat.
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Thanx fellas! I’m not a paint man I would never wet sand, or anything else other than a wash and wax. The normal water spotting, and surface clear coat marks I’m ok with taking care of. I will be talking to my local body shop about it. Yup it’s one of those have to look just so, so, lights gotta hit it just right, but that kind of stuff drives me nuts, I know it’s there. Thanx again.
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Doesn't matter if you park under a tree or not. Birds will find it out in the middle of a parking lot just to sit on it and take a dump!

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You may well be able to fix it without a body shop. I would first use clay or a nanoskin to thoroughly clean the area. Then use a product like Meguiar's Scratch Remover. It is a very low abrasive product. Apply it with a microfiber cloth or a Random Orbital polisher. If this doesn't work I would not go any further. Take it to a professional.
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