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Offline McDoof

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The dangers of bird poo
« on: December 20, 2017, 01:40:12 pm »
So, my car got parked under some trees last week and ended up with a bit of bird poo on the bonnet. Even with a fresh coat of wax on it, it has eaten into the paint in just 5 days.
This is what it looks like after having sanded it with 2000 grit, then rubbing compound and then a machine polish. It may need professional attention because I am too scared to sand it any further in case I go through the clearcoat.
All I can say is, make sure you clean that s**t off




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Offline schattenblau

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Re: The dangers of bird poo
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 06:40:49 pm »
what are the flying rodents eating up there ?
that's some extra potent bird poo

 :-\

it's nice to park under shady trees when its blazing hot but not nice to find it pooped on.

i keep a bottle of quick detail spray and some rags in the boot just in case.

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Offline dummer

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Re: The dangers of bird poo
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2017, 10:53:52 am »
Do you have one of those paint thickness gauge?

Offline McDoof

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Re: The dangers of bird poo
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 08:33:20 am »
Do you have one of those paint thickness gauge?
No. Are they expensive?
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Offline dummer

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Re: The dangers of bird poo
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 09:59:27 am »
about hundred bucks from Aliexpress. Not sure how accurate but at least give you an idea.

Make sure you check the depth range and increment

Offline schattenblau

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Re: The dangers of bird poo
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 10:32:08 am »
No. Are they expensive?

can be.

aka as coating thickness gauge, dry film thickness gauge, keywords - thickness and gauge.

there are many types - some not suitable for cars

a few nz suppliers

https://www.detaildepot.co.nz/product/paint-coating-thickness-gauge-cm8802/

https://starrinstruments.co.nz/6-coating-thickness

http://www.syntechnz.com/products/elcometer/dry-film-thickness/
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Offline HaNs

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Re: The dangers of bird poo
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2017, 02:36:09 pm »


http://www.syntechnz.com/products/elcometer/dry-film-thickness/

My wife looks after elcometer for nz and does all the repairs and calibration. Looking at $850 + gst for a gauge suitable for car paint.

Offline McDoof

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Re: The dangers of bird poo
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2017, 11:58:36 am »
Probably best to find someone else to check it. I can almost get a full stage 4 detail done at OCD at that price..
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Offline HaNs

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Re: The dangers of bird poo
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2017, 01:50:38 pm »
Probably best to find someone else to check it. I can almost get a full stage 4 detail done at OCD at that price..

Yeh they are professional level stuff designed for daily use. Even many detailers use cheap gauges not designed for car paint thickness haha