Date: Sun, 07 Apr 2002 18:27:30 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Bird droppings/Paintwork

"H." wrote: > > On Sun, 7 Apr 2002 16:26:43 +0100, "Fec" > <> wrote: > > >I have a 2002 93 Aero (Black) and have noticed that certain bird droppings > >(shit) have marked the paint underneath after cleaning them off. Admittedly, > >I have left them there for a week or more! > > Moral of he story? Don't let bird droppings lie on your paintwork for > more than a couple of days - their excreta tend to be very acidic, and > will eat through virtually any paintwork. Soak a soft cloth or some > paper towels in water, and press them over the affected area. Come > back a couple of minutes later, and even the most stubborn pile of poo > will be gone! Quite! Get rid of it the minute you see it, no point in waiting till next day or week. The eucalyptus colour of my car is such that the birds from high up think it is a small shiny lake; their preferred target. This happens especially just after I've washed my car :-( Johannes

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