Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > The Best of Bimmerfest! > The Detail Department

The Detail Department
Detailing tips, tricks to keep your bimmer in showroom condition.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-18-2006, 08:17 PM
bond008 bond008 is offline
Registered User
Location: Dallas
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 19
Mein Auto: 550i
Help: Bird droppings !

Got another bird dropping today in the middle of my hood...It won't come off with washing, waxing. Had one before on the trunk and after the dealer tried to remove it with polish and wax and electric buffer...it did not come off.

This one is huge and middle of the hood.....any products ?

Black sapphire 2007 550

THANKS
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 05-18-2006, 10:04 PM
X550-ED's Avatar
X550-ED X550-ED is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Orange County, Southern California
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,501
Mein Auto: MY12 535i, MY07 530i
Look here http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=147243
__________________
European Delivery Writeup
BMW CCA Member#: 393486

MY12 535i Alpine White / Black Nappa Leather / M-Sport / Premium / Driver Assistance / Technology / Premium Sound / Luxury Seats / Comfort Access / Nav / HUD / Park Assistant / Side, Top and Rear Cams / Rear and side shades / BMW Apps

ED Pickup: 11/21/2011
US Redelivery: 1/6/2012
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-19-2006, 08:12 AM
Ågent99's Avatar
Ågent99 Ågent99 is offline
Moderator, 5-Series
Location: Bay Area, CA
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 5,931
Mein Auto: Trek 6500 MTB
Quote:
Originally Posted by bond008
Got another bird dropping today in the middle of my hood...It won't come off with washing, waxing. Had one before on the trunk and after the dealer tried to remove it with polish and wax and electric buffer...it did not come off.

This one is huge and middle of the hood.....any products ?

Black sapphire 2007 550

THANKS
Wait a minute, are you saying it has already etched into your paint? Bummer. Are you even sure it is a bird dropping? How about some pics?

I had a bird dropping (I think) that etched the clear coat. It took several minutes and dabs of a polishing cream to soften the etch but I can still see it today if I look just right.
__________________
2001 530i/5 (E39), Topaz Blue/Stone Green/Black (118k miles) *very rare interior/exterior color combo*
2005 545i/SMG (E60), ED Order, Titanium Grey/Grey (lease over)
2015 335i, ED Order Summer 2015
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-19-2006, 08:19 AM
JonathanIT's Avatar
JonathanIT JonathanIT is offline
Padawan
Location: L.A., but I'd rather be on Brokeback Mountain
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,430
Mein Auto: 2004 330ci Convertible
Yes, it's permanent. Sorry.

--J.
__________________
2004|330ci|Convertible|Silver Grey Metallic|Sport Package|Premium Package|Steptronic|NAV|Xenon Adaptive Headlights|Heated Seats|Black Montana Leather|Aluminum Brushed Column Trim|SSR/GT3 19" Rims (original 18" Style 71's in storage)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-19-2006, 09:16 AM
Elvis530i's Avatar
Elvis530i Elvis530i is offline
Stimulus Package
Location: Return to sender, address unknown
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 4,249
Mein Auto: 2002 530i
If it sits there long enough, you're SOL. It will etch clear through to the paint, and there isnt much you can do beside re-spray.

My wife let some bird cr*p sit on the of her hood Sienna too long, and even 2000 grit sandpaper couldn't get it completely out. It's not as obvious, but there's still a shadow of it from certain angles.
__________________
2002 530i | Black/sand | Rondell Style 81s: 18x8.5 Front 18x10 Rear | Koni FSD | Eibach Pro-Kit | Zimmerman X-Drilled Rotors | Axxis Deluxe+ Brake Pads | StopTech SS Brake Lines | 50w 6000k Xenon Lows/LED Fogs/Phillips Luxeon LED DRLs | Angel i Brights v3.0 | Solaris Invisibulbs | Shadowline Trim | ///M5 Trunk Lip Spoiler | 35% Madico Tint | Dynavin D99+ ///M3Evolution | Backup camera | Intake Muffler, Front Plate, Badge & Cup/Coinholder Delete | Klasse AIO+SG
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-19-2006, 01:49 PM
dboy11 dboy11 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Sonoma County CA
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 6,664
Mein Auto: 99...540i
Quote:
Originally Posted by bond008
Got another bird dropping today in the middle of my hood...It won't come off with washing, waxing. Had one before on the trunk and after the dealer tried to remove it with polish and wax and electric buffer...it did not come off.

This one is huge and middle of the hood.....any products ?

Black sapphire 2007 550

THANKS
Look for a pro-detailer to have a look...polishing can help but in some cases wet sanding is the answer....I really don't think that its gone all the way threw the clear coat...if there is still a sheen on that area then you still have clear. that's my suggestion about it
__________________


Its Going To Cost How Much???????
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-20-2006, 10:39 AM
mimic's Avatar
mimic mimic is offline
Bimmerfied
Location: Vancouver, BC
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 594
Mein Auto: '97 BMW 528i
If I see that a bird has crapped on my car, I'll usually pull over ASAP, or remove it with Meguiars spray and wipe as soon as I see it. However I have noticed a few blemishes on the roof, which appear to be from bird droppings. Looks like someone has dropped some acid on the roof of my car. Instead of being jet black, it has these dark grey blobby shaped stains. No amount of cleaning I've done has been able to remove them.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-21-2006, 06:29 PM
bond008 bond008 is offline
Registered User
Location: Dallas
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 19
Mein Auto: 550i
Thank guys....I used the wax as soon as I had a chance to. I am parked at the office ...By the time I discover the dropping, it has been sitting in the sun probably for a few hours...no other choice....So I first wet it ....try to wipe it very crefully and than use some wax (Meguair) and still......you can see the whole thing ....since I wrote this I got another one on my trunk lid. I am pissed off ! the one on the hood looks like a big splash....I will try to take pictures this week and post them.

I am going to try some 3M polish for cars... they seem to have a professional line of products

I will let you know.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-21-2006, 07:03 PM
xspeedy's Avatar
xspeedy xspeedy is offline
mmm... carbs!
Location: Austin, TX
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 3,057
Mein Auto: 2007 E90 335i
Are you parking under trees or phone/power lines?
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > The Best of Bimmerfest! > The Detail Department
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Removing Bird Droppings for Car Hood eww330i E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 3 07-29-2005 08:54 AM
Best way to take care of bird droppings and joebry The Detail Department 18 02-27-2005 11:52 PM
Best way to remove bird droppings? PG The Detail Department 21 04-26-2002 06:54 AM
Best way to remove bird droppings? PG 3 Series / 4 Series 3 04-25-2002 11:08 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms