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Old 27-07-2017, 08:39 PM   #1
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Bird mess on a 718

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Hope someone can help my brand new 718 has bird **** on the rear spoiler after being left at the station today. I used a bird lime neutraliser as soon as I got home but I can still see a mark in the laquer.

Any ideas how I can get it out?

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Old 27-07-2017, 08:43 PM   #2
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Next door neighbour had the same problem the other week - after he washed the car, he then polished the offending area - which made a little difference, he then picked up some AG paint renovator and it worked a treat and no mark left and he was very happy...
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Old 27-07-2017, 08:45 PM   #3
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Try a hand polish first with micro fibre pad , make sure well washed cleaned first, that sometimes moves them, but may need a machine on it
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Definitely try remove it by hand first with a polish but bird lime can be super aggressive so may need a machine to cut through the burn it's left.

But more importantly as you acted quickly don't worry - Should be fine
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Try using a hairdryer to warm it up a bit. Obviously mind your p's and q's, don't over heat it, but I've found that heat and then a hand polish or glaze can seriously help a home user
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Try using a hairdryer to warm it up a bit. Obviously mind your p's and q's, don't over heat it, but I've found that heat and then a hand polish or glaze can seriously help a home user
Intresting is that to soften top coat? To make easier to remove or it seems to alter the top of lacquer with the heat?
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I did type heat gun then realised i shouldn't be telling that to someone new around here (Never thought of the Mrs's Nicky Clarke lol)
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Intresting is that to soften top coat? To make easier to remove or it seems to alter the top of lacquer with the heat?
My understanding of the misunderstanding surrounding bird lime, is that its not really acidic and attacking the paint. When the paint warms, we all know it swells. This causes the paint to absorb the bird lime contents. So I tried playing with re heating the surface and it has certainly worked for me and reduced the abrasives required, which is always good.
It may be total "bro science" but I assume its releasing the absorbed contents that are trapped causing damage
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My understanding of the misunderstanding surrounding bird lime, is that its not really acidic and attacking the paint. When the paint warms, we all know it swells. This causes the paint to absorb the bird lime contents. So I tried playing with re heating the surface and it has certainly worked for me and reduced the abrasives required, which is always good.
It may be total "bro science" but I assume its releasing the absorbed contents that are trapped causing damage
Thanks so likely lime lying in any porus on top coat, because they top coats are not smooth ? Or am I reading to much into it, but I will try it next time as the flying rats are everywhere here
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I did type heat gun then realised i shouldn't be telling that to someone new around here (Never thought of the Mrs's Nicky Clarke lol)
Some of the new heat guns have variable heat settings I need to get one, boys and there toys
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