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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V Appearance Mods Discussion, Best product to remove bird dropping stains in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; Had a good sized area on the hood that could have been there about a day. A hard water spray ...
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    Best product to remove bird dropping stains

    Had a good sized area on the hood that could have been there about a day. A hard water spray took off the surface mess but underneath that there are marks in the paint where the mess was. What is the best product to try and remove the marks?
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    Re: Best product to remove bird dropping stains

    well my sister's bright idea, years ago, was steel wool. Yep....it took off the birdpoop stains....and everything else.....

    Marks "in the paint?" you mean that it was so acidic so as to damage the clearcoat? Or is there just some residue on the paint, not in the paint?

    A mild "cleaner wax" such as meguiars might work. You could also try bug and tar remover, but I don't like to us that stuff unless I absolutely have to. Simple Green might work, but I have not used it on paint; I would test it in a hidden area for safety, though I can't imagine it could do any harm. I would stay away from polishing compound.

    DON'T use orange rubbing compound, no matter what.

    Either way you will have to wax the whole hood when you are done.

    Like any wax thread, you will get plenty of opinions here.

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    If you leave your car out overnight and go out in the morning when there is dew on it, the bug remains come off easily. Then follow up with Liquid Glass or some other good polish.
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    Meguiars makes a clear coat safe rubbing compound. I have used the Meguiars ultimate rubbing compound to get rid of light scratches on the piano black trim. Doubt they would harm your finish but, I would test it in an inconspicuous place first.
    Hopefully your clear coat isn't damaged.

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    Re: Best product to remove bird dropping stains

    I just bought a bottle of Speed Shine from Griots. I keep it and a microfiber towel readily available for life's little accidents.

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    Re: Best product to remove bird dropping stains

    keep it in a garage
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    Re: Best product to remove bird dropping stains

    Quote Originally Posted by seeet vv View Post
    keep it in a garage
    Ultimate answer, but unfortunately some of us have to work for a living and our bosses don't furnish enclosed parking.
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    Re: Best product to remove bird dropping stains

    Buff it out with a polisher

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    Re: Best product to remove bird dropping stains

    Unfortunately, to COMPLETELY remove the stain, you will need to wet sand the paint then follow by machine compounding and polishing. Hand polishing the stained paint will only MASK the finish and the defect will reappear when the polish is worn off!

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    The same thing just happened to me on my black raven. Meguires makes a light scratch remover that is a 3 step process and comes in a box with towels and applicators. Cost about $20. I was a little afraid to mess up the finish because I am no pro by any means. I tried a spot inside the trunk lid first. It came out fine and didnt leave any cloudiness which sometimes happens after a compound. So I went for my trunk lid. After quite a bit if elbow grease, it is completely gone. Very happy with their product.

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    Re: Best product to remove bird dropping stains

    This happens to my black raven V all the time. I use a Porter Cable D/A polisher with an orange pad with some Wolfgang 2.0 and remove the spots. Sometimes you can clay it and that will work. After that I use Pinnacle Advanced finishing polish (blue pad) then top it with Pinnacle Signature Series paste wax.

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    I spray it with a hose, then if there's any left, I scratch it off with my fingernail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Va72mlibu
    I spray it with a hose, then if there's any left, I scratch it off with my fingernail.
    I don't think what he's got will come off with a nail.

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    I couldn't resist being sarcastic. I just don't have the patience for quality detailing. I get annoyed when it rains after I spend an hour on a bucket wash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Va72mlibu
    I couldn't resist being sarcastic. I just don't have the patience for quality detailing. I get annoyed when it rains after I spend an hour on a bucket wash.
    I thought I smelled something "stinky" there.

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