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hey i park my q50 and my jx35 in an area with trees and a lot of leaves and bird crap...can't obivously wash care daily, so any thoughts on what to use to spray on and wipe off the stuff with terri cloth to keep the paint from going bad and not crushing the clear coat?

my local dealer sells bottles of smart wax..different ones..they say people rave about it but they are honest and say they don't know which one to use for this...and how good the product is...

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you want to wipe off bird poop the day it happens if possible, some spray detailer and a microfiber towel should do the job, best is obviously a wash, if not the whole car just the section would be good. if it leaves a mark you can polish it off with some meg205 or wolfgang TSR hand applied should do the job.
 

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+1

I also use Meguiars Detailing Spray + Mircofiber Cloth
 

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+2. I use Griot's Garage Speed Shine + 2 Micro Fiber. The thicker the microfiber the better so that anything you pick up will be absorbed in the fibers and not used to scratch the paint.

I use 1 micro-fiber to remove the contaminant, and the other to wipe off excess spray.
 

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Of course it is best to clean it off immediately, but the most important thing to do, in my opinion, is to treat your car to a paint sealant. You then only have to wax the car, and between the two of them, your paint should be fine, and the crap on the car will come off more easily.
 

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Get a shotgun. Shoot the birds?

Or find a pissed-off pig and and trebuchet and launch the bacon at the flying rats.
 

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There's nothing to be done but get another car and hope it never happens again
That's why I wanted a car without an ashtray. Got tired of having to get a new car just because the ashtray got dirty.
 

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Most quick detailers don't really have any cleaning power

I'd get car soap and make a mix in a bottle and leave it in your car. But a pack of microfiber cloths and leave it in your car.

When you see bird crap just spray the diluted car soap on the area, let it sit for a bit, and wipe it off with the MF towel.

Might as well throw the towel away afterwards.. So find smaller towels.. Or cut up the larger ones into 4s.
 

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You might want to use a combination of the cleaning products mentioned above and a clay bar. Sometimes a clay bar will really help to get stuck on stuff.
+1 - especially if you don't get to it right away and it is stuck on.

Just remember, if you do clay, that it strips off any protection that you have put on the paint (including paint sealants), and you have to re-treat the paint.
 

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Most quick detailers don't really have any cleaning power
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That is why I recommended Griot's Speed Shine. It does have cleaners and lubricants as well. I have used it on bird droppings with great success.

I don't throw away the towels myself - I do run them through the washing machine with a special micro fiber soap and have had no problem re-using them - but I guess that depends on how good the towel is that you are using.
 

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Car Cover maybe. Not sure if its worth the time but I would get one if I knew birds would be pooping on my car daily. Maybe a fake owl on the tree.
 

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You might want to use a combination of the cleaning products mentioned above and a clay bar. Sometimes a clay bar will really help to get stuck on stuff.
I clay my entire car in spring and end of summer. It really gets all the pollutants that have stuck to the car. The difference in mirror shine with just a washed and waxed car and a clay bar then wash and waxed car is unbelievable.

I use dish detergent for initial wash (gets wax off and ready to clay. I clay a quarter of car at a time...soap with car wash soap...rinse completely. Then i use a cheapy electric leaf blower from Home depot to get a streak free dry. Polish it up with some zaino and it reflects better than the Hubble mirrors! ;)

I do this on my c5, c6 and soon hopefully my c7 if it ever gets a build date :)

The leaf blower tricks save me alot of time...dont use q gas one...it blows exhaust and possibly oil onto your finish.
 
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