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post #1 of 8 Old 08-05-2004, 03:13 AM Thread Starter
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Stupid Birds...

I was washing my car yesterday morning (which I do about every 3 days or so, black ugh) and I noticed that on my right side "A" pillar there was a spot the size of a quarter that looked like my paint was cracking under the clear coat (if even possible). Turns out it was from bird crap that was eating through my paint I'm pretty good about getting that stuff off my car right away but this must have slipped past me. I took it to the dealer and they had me take it to a body shop. They're going to repaint the "A" pillar all the way to the back including the right rear quarter panel, all covered by warranty!! Not only that but after it's painted the body shop is giving me a $140 inside/outside detail for free. They said all the scratch's on my car will be completely gone and it'll look better then when I got it from factory!! Man, I love warranty's

I've always heard that bird crap was really bad for paint, now I've seen it first hand. Make sure to get that stuff off ASAP!!

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How on earth is bird crap covered by warranty? Sounds like the car gods are watching after you.

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I think the main reason they covered it is because paint was only a couple month's old and I was really agitated when I went into the dealer. Honestly I don't really care WHY they covered it, I'm just glad they did. Also for the record, the detail they did on my car was INCREDIBLE. It looked even 100 times better then when I originally bought and picked it up.

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man, you are one lucky guy. my cars about a year old and you can see some places where its been eaten a little. i bought it about two months ago or so. i wish i could get it repainted. oh well.
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I think i wash and wax my car way too much for that to happen... although i've cut back on both. Mainly waxing because I don't want to strip the clear coat off before it even reaches a year old. LoL, people gave me weird looks when I asked them if every 2 weeks was too much, then they just shook their head when I inquired about every month =P

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Haha, yeah I wash my car just about everyday too. That's why I couldn't understand how that crap ate through my paint. Since my car is black, just sitting overnight getting pollen and morning dew on makes it look not as shiny. Makes me want to wash it every 15 minutes.

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Well, if you waxed WAY too much, you could have taken your clear coat off. =/

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Just so you know washing a car to much can cause the car to rust do to the car never gets to be completly dry and water can hide in places you can't see. I know it sounds stupid but it can happen
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