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post #1 of 7 Old 05-27-2004, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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stains on car

it just recently got REALLY hot in SA texas and this bird poop got BAKED on and stained my car.....it looks horrid and I am wondering what I can do to get it off
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Clay bar it off, then wash, and wax.

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sorry.....what's a clay bar...where do i get it? thanks
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"Clay bars pull out and shear off embedded particles and surface-born contaminants with a safe and effective lubricated mechanical action. The clay bar must be sliding on a film of detailer or it will stick to the paint and skip and leave trace clay deposits (which come right off with the clay bar). While using a clay bar knead it regularly (remold the working surface so fresh clay is exposed). When using instant detailer for clay work it can be wiped off in the same fashion as it would when used as a detailing spray. If the instant detailer dries it can be removed by spraying on more and drying it off immediately. If you drop the clay bar throw it away—period. This is why it’s smart to use a section of the clay bar while working, not all of it at once."
That's off the Mothers website. I always use their clay bars, but any clay bar that's meant for a car will do. You can get them from any auto parts store, like Pep Boys or Advance Autoparts.

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thanks sooo much, damn TX weather, it drizzled the other day and now my car looks like a freakin leopard
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OK wait a second. A clay bar is good for solid contaminants but I have read that birdie poop can be very acidic and burns the paint. If I'm not mistaken clay bar will not fix this.

If there were still poop on the paint you couldn't see a "stain" so the solid contaminant is gone. I'm not sure what you could use. Maybe a good cleaner wax might help?
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A cleaner wax wouldn't do it if the paint is already burnt through, because that means that the wax and the clear coat have already been eaten through as well.

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