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Bird poo & paint = bad mix

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Trebek1762, May 17, 2018.

  1. Trebek1762

    Trebek1762 Let's play jeopardy

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    So had a toxic dump on my car by a bird yesterday that apparently sat in the sun all day outside of work.

    Got home and cleaned it off as soon as I could, but it still left a defect in the clearcoat, finish, paint...who knows where the defect was.

    Didn't wipe or scrub super hard since I didn't want to leave swirls. Did some searching and found that a hairdryer...a Hairdryer! can be used to take out the defect. the defect has something to do with the bird poo sitting in the sun all day and heating the paint.

    Was a bit leery to do it on my new car, but what else was i going to do. So put it on hottest setting, but it RIGHT SMACK dab next to the car (but not touching it) and slowly moved it around the area in question (1 inch size).

    After a minute or two, it was still there, faded...but then it just magically vanished after another 30 seconds! No more mark, no more anything...bless the internets!

    Just an FYI if anyone gets dumped on in the future...
     
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  2. aconrad

    aconrad Member

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    Impecible timing. Thanks!
     

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