Spray on Zwhatever-it-is or Meguiars Quik Detailer (I use it because I have a bunch of it before I became a follower of the Brothers Zaino--both work equally well) and let it sit on the spot for a few minutes. (Place a towel below the spot so as not to let the detailer streak down the side of the car.)
After 1-3 minutes, give it another good spray and voila! Wipe away--no scratching, and if you've got Zaino underneath, you shouldn't have to worry about any damage...
I clipped a bird doo post from the Edmunds forum. Saying pretty much what we've already said, so we must be right
I asked Sal about bird doo once, and he said that speed is the most important thing in removing bird doo. As you know, it is an acid, and it will eat through the Zaino, then through the clear coat, then eat into the paint.
Coats of Zaino help, and will slow it down.
I don't think anyone can say if the damage has been done, but if you wash it carefully with z7 and then apply z6 onto the area and you cannot see any residual pattern of where the dropping sat, then you are OK. If you can see the pattern even after that, then I don't know what to do to remove it. You may need to use a light abrasive or scratch remover.
Finally, be careful in removing bird droppings, as they contain gravel, which will scratch the paint if you just rub it around with a wet cloth. Get it wet first, let it soak, then remove it as carefully as you can. I use a Z7/water mix in a spray bottle, then use the hose and get as much as possible off the car without touching it. (Which is fine with me because it's icky.)
this has nothing to do with this thread, but last winter I got a new skiing jacket and took a ride in my car on a nice 46 degree afternoon with all windows rolled down.. I don't know why - either the smell of the new jacket or the fact i was munching on a muffin while driving or hell knows what - but i got ATTACKED by about 25-30 pigeons.. they actually crapped ALL OVER the car, flew inside and crapped on me and all over INSIDE the car.. damn Pigeons!!
p.s. any ornithologiests (bird scholars) out there care to explain?
Genemish - I'm sorry to hear about your nighmarish experience with the bird attack last winter, but I must say that I had to re-read your post a few times and laughed harder each time.
Make sure you don't wear a new jacket or eat muffins in your new MDX
Oh, and I read on another thread that you expect delivery of your X tomorrow. Good luck and congratulations
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