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Old 13-06-2018, 06:34 PM   #1
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Dried on bird poo

Hi everyone.

So on my newly polished and detailed black Passat roof I have some bird poop that must have been on for 2 days now.

I've tried the normal washing it away even with shampoo but it looks like it is has marred the surface. Super resin polish will not even remove it. I have a DAS 6 Pro with sonus pads and Menzerna compounds 400. 2800 3000 & 3800. What is the best pads and compound to use to remove this marring as I haven't used the machine yet on the car.

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Old 13-06-2018, 07:23 PM   #2
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If the bird dropping has caused etching, some recommend using a hair dryer on the defect. Never tried it myself. Hopefully someone can chip in on that.
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Old 14-06-2018, 01:37 PM   #3
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If the bird dropping has caused etching, some recommend using a hair dryer on the defect. Never tried it myself. Hopefully someone can chip in on that.
Have used a hairdryer and it works. Just be careful as you need to keep it close to the paintwork for a minute or so (depending on how bad the etching is) so the panel will get hot.
If it doesn't fully remove it then you can also machine polish it using a cutting compound.

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Old 14-06-2018, 02:17 PM   #4
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Im trying the hairdryer this weekend after the Mrs left about 10 bird poos on the bonnet for a whole week and they have left horrid etchs did machine polish lightly after a good wash but still visable .
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Old 14-06-2018, 02:21 PM   #5
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Next door neighbours had good success with Megs Ultimate Compound on bird etching on his roof that he couldn’t shift with polishing...
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Old 14-06-2018, 02:45 PM   #6
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I had some etched on (along with a hand print) when I bought my car. T-Cut by hand easily removed both, then followed with SRP to finish it off.
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Old 15-06-2018, 12:38 AM   #7
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I had some etched on (along with a hand print) when I bought my car. T-Cut by hand easily removed both, then followed with SRP to finish it off.
Can I ask, why do you SRP over T-Cut?
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Old 15-06-2018, 12:38 AM   #8
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I've eventually removed it, well most of it.

There were 3 large areas, covering the size of two 50p pieces each. I'd cleaned it over the weekend, they knew and bombarded the car Monday. I didn't notice until Wednesday (they knew I wasn't going out too) Bloody birds!! Nothing I did removed it. I tried 3000, then 2200, then 400 by hand and still it wouldn't shift and so I had no other option other than T-Cut which has removed most of it. It's certainly better than it was but what a job on a black car.

I've now polished and waxed it, plus a coat of EGP. I've not used EGP in ages but it really makes the car shine but it's a bugger to remove and dusty. I need to be more vigilant and get a gun.

Thanks for all the help. One last ? What do you do with the hair dryer? I know heat it up but while doing what, just rubbing it, polishing with SRP? I think I am missing something in the process.
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SRP is a finer polish. I just wanted the fillers really as was doing the whole car with SRP
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T Cut is quite aggressive. Super Resin Polish is cracking good stuff its been reformulated recently which has made it even better with way less dusting. yours may be an older formula. good luck with bird poo it really is the work of the devil.
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