BERKSHIRE, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE AND SURREY
The biggest killer of paintwork on any vehicle is bird lime.
It’s very important that you remove any bird droppings on your cars paintwork as fast as you can before it causes irreversible damage. Bird droppings contain uric acid which is corrosive enough to eat through any wax and sealants, most protectants won’t stop the acid eating through only delay it.
Unlike mammals, birds have no bladder as they do not store liquid waste. Birds pass their urine into a common chamber used for digestion and urinary wastes. This chamber, called the cloaca also contains reproductive by-products, so when a bird lets go with a ‘bomb’ it contains uric acid crystals and a bunch of digestive wastes such as insect parts and seeds.
Topical stain etching and fractured wrinkled etching.
Type 1 – Bird dropping topical stain etching
This type of etching can be removed by using a clear coat of safe compound and machine polishing.
Type 2 – Bird dropping fractured/wrinkled etching
I would always recommend that ceramic coatings are the way forward to protecting the paintwork of any vehicle. Two or more layers of glass coatings are sufficient enough. Even with a ceramic coating, which does provide an outstanding barrier of protection against bird droppings. It is still highly recommended the bird dropping should be removed sooner rather than later; with a PH acidity that can typically range in the area of 2 to 4.5 bird droppings should not be taken lightly.
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