Birds be damned


Old 09-12-04, 09:07 AM
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Question Birds be damned

Two weeks ago I bought a 2003 white Subaru Forester. It was in just about perfect condition, inside and out. I have a garage, but my previous vehicle was a 1994 Ford 4x4 pu which wouldn't even fit in there (older house w/small 1-car garage), and my garage had gotten filled up w/junk. So-I had to park my "new" car on the driveway under a big pecan tree. Yikes.

The birds let loose. I cleaned off the solids at the car wash and by hand, and the surface is now completely and totally smooth to the touch. HOWEVER, somehow, there are still reddish-brown irregular blobs, dime-sized to quarter-sized, left on my white paint.

I have tried the following:
regular car exterior wash - no effect
car wax - no effect
rubbing compound (used sparingly and lightly) - no effect
peroxide - no effect
seltzer water - no effect
alcohol - no effect
household bleach - MAY, or may not, have lightened it a tiny bit.

Does anyone have any ideas other than re-paint?? How can the surface still be perfectly smooth, yet the stain got down in there? It looks like it's sitting under the clear coat, on top of the paint. Weird.

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Old 09-12-04, 10:37 AM
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Try your local auto store for "Clay Magic". It is a system that may work. It will not harm the surface.

If not bring it to a professional detailer.
Old 09-13-04, 07:25 AM
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Thanks Toyotaman-

I bought some Clay Magic yesterday (Sunday) and when I get home from work today I will try it. I will post results as soon as I have them. Thank you for your response.
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