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      07-15-2013, 03:44 AM   #23
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Great tip, I'll try that with a hair dryer as it will be much quicker than compounding it to get it off, although parked my car near some large trees Saturday and its now covered in fine tree sap spray so whole car will need claying to get it off so we are then back to polishing and sealing it again anyway, deep joy !
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      07-15-2013, 05:43 AM   #24
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So let me get this right - we have shampoos, conditioners, waxes, towels and now hairdryers for our cars...?

On topic: do you hairdry the area before cleaning the bird poop off or after?
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      07-15-2013, 05:57 AM   #25
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I've always used heat gun but a powerful hair dryer might works on the same principle, with the heat gun just place above the stain about 2inch away for a few seconds as the clear coat warms up it will just disappear
OK will give it a go.
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So let me get this right - we have shampoos, conditioners, waxes, towels and now hairdryers for our cars...?

On topic: do you hairdry the area before cleaning the bird poop off or after?
Another thing to add to the growning list:
Pissing on Bird Dung is also recommended. Present quite a problem if you have to piss on you roof!
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      07-15-2013, 06:11 AM   #27
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Another thing to add to the growning list:
Pissing on Bird Dung is also recommended. Present quite a problem if you have to piss on you roof!
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      07-15-2013, 06:30 AM   #28
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How long do you keep the heat in place, quite fancy trying the hair dryer option.
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      07-15-2013, 08:35 AM   #29
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Yes good question, I take it you keep it there until it vanishes
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Same sort of topic with heat solution....

http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=845355

My own experience allowing heat to do its work.

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This has certainly worked for me on several occasions. Vanishing marks... I'd noticed this with small marks on my car.

As an example, last year (on the E91 330d) I had a terrible bird 'etching' on the bonnet, (about 50mm across) I did the usual with soft wet tissue paper, get the area all wet and gently remove the muck without scratching the surface. But the etching was so bad I thought I'll have to sort this one, would have to do some serious remedial work. A couple of days later I was about to get serious with it and couldn't even see where the marks were. We'd had two days of hot sun and the heat had done its work.

That was the worst I'd seen 'vanish', so as long as I gently clean the muck off as soon as I can, I don't panic.

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      07-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #31
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Well fewer birds means more insects meaning more big splatter... Lose lose really.
Bug splatter you say.



I was quite impressed with this actually. Missus should have gone to get it cleaned today. Actually curious to see the state of the radiator now.

Prefer bugs to bird poo though. Can always get bugs off with no marks. Colleague had bird poo on his windscreen, was trying to clean it off, ended up scratching his windscreen.
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      07-15-2013, 11:11 AM   #32
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I always jet wash bird crap off, little risk of scratching through rubbing it
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      07-15-2013, 11:15 AM   #33
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BMW clear is self healing. My F30 has it and my last 2010 E90 had it. Leave car in sun for several hours. This will help re-flow the clear to effectively make the spot disappear, though I would NOT recommend using a heatgun. They get HOT and can damage the paint finish. Stick with a blow dryer if you cannot find enough intense sun for a few hours. On the other hand, I've heard some in the paint industry say its the suns UV rays that activate the self heal. I guess it depends on which manufacturer's clear BMW used on your car.
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      07-15-2013, 11:20 AM   #34
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Yes good question, I take it you keep it there until it vanishes
Simple as, just heat the spot until it vanishes. As I mentioned I only did with heat gun and that takes a few seconds, perhaps if you use hair drier might takes a bit longer
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      07-15-2013, 11:21 AM   #35
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Living by the coast does have its downsides. I reckon a seagull will let loose a good 500ml of guano in one squeeze! I was driving along a while back and I honestly thought someone had lobbed a stone onto my roof. Pulled over to find a massive seagull poo-strike that was drying rapidly in the sun. Used a jetwash to remove the offending mess but yes agree, rubbing is the worst possible thing.
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      07-15-2013, 11:35 AM   #36
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BMW clear is self healing. My F30 has it and my last 2010 E90 had it. Leave car in sun for several hours. This will help re-flow the clear to effectively make the spot disappear, though I would NOT recommend using a heatgun. They get HOT and can damage the paint finish. Stick with a blow dryer if you cannot find enough intense sun for a few hours. On the other hand, I've heard some in the paint industry say its the suns UV rays that activate the self heal. I guess it depends on which manufacturer's clear BMW used on your car.
If I get the car clayed and polished, will this not take off the clearcoat?
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BMW clear is self healing. My F30 has it and my last 2010 E90 had it. Leave car in sun for several hours. This will help re-flow the clear to effectively make the spot disappear, though I would NOT recommend using a heatgun. They get HOT and can damage the paint finish. Stick with a blow dryer if you cannot find enough intense sun for a few hours. On the other hand, I've heard some in the paint industry say its the suns UV rays that activate the self heal. I guess it depends on which manufacturer's clear BMW used on your car.
It will not damage the paintwork, almost every new car got treated this way maybe even yours. I've done it on pretty much every model and colour and it works safe just don't overheat it do it or a few second lift away and do it again if it's a very large spot.
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Well, shave my legs and call me grandma! Three massive dollops. One on bonnet, one on roof and one on boot lid. And all in a row! I give up.
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Well, shave my legs and call me grandma! Three massive dollops. One on bonnet, one on roof and one on boot lid. And all in a row! I give up.
Sounds a "right pile of Sh*t" to me.
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Sounds a "right pile of Sh*t" to me.
Three mini Pyramids of shit. Appropriate sign on car: "Come to London and see the Pyramids of Shitza!"
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Just think of the poor seagulls take months of practice to get three dollops in a row.

Never mind the car opened the curtains the other morning and could hardly see out the window, must have been a passing albatross.
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