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JTnTN
Jun 28th, 2008, 11:12 AM
Hey guys I washed, claybarred, and waxed my mom's 2007 Honda Accord last week. I washed it today and there is some bird **** that I can't get out with the claybar and cleaner wax. Do you have any suggestions on what I can buy to get it out of the paint??

kellyinkc
Jun 28th, 2008, 11:28 AM
Try some Scratch X and see what happens.

Kelly

J. A. Michaels
Jun 28th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Remember to use some "passion with the scratch-x. Also you will have to rewax that section when done. Good luck.

yalerd
Jun 28th, 2008, 06:02 PM
ScratchX with a lot of passion behind the pad.
Sometimes bird dropping etching can't be removing 100% since it can damage real bad but you can get great improvement and almost unnoticeable

Mike Phillips
Jul 1st, 2008, 10:29 AM
Open Class - Pictures & Comments - June 28th, 2008 (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24968)


Here's some before & after pictures of two bird dropping etchings we removed by HAND

The first one we removed by hand using M105 Ultra Cut Compound, the second one we removed by hand using ScratchX.

The results were both amazing but what most people found interesting was the M105 removed 99.9% of the defect with one application while ScratchX removed about 95% of the defect with 3 applications.

ScratchX also required more "Passion behind the pad" for each application while M105 required some passion to engage the product with the paint but nowhere near as much pressure or as much time.


First we'll frame up the shot so you can see the car and where the bird dropping etchings were. The etching being pointed to is the one we removed using M105 and just to the left of that spot is the bird dropping etching we removed using ScratchX

Except for the first picture, all the rest are original photos, no touch-up work at all was done to them. Some were cropped and resized but that's just so they will fit on your monitor.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/797/RemoveBirdDropping001.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/797/RemoveBirdDropping002.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/797/RemoveBirdDropping003.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/797/RemoveBirdDropping004.jpg



The finish overall is swirled-out but Bob's going to put his new learned skills and knowledge to work to restore a show car finish for his wife!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/797/RemoveBirdDropping005.jpg


M105 Before
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/797/M105RemoveBirdDropping001c.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/797/M105RemoveBirdDropping002c.jpg


M105 After
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/797/M105RemoveBirdDropping003c.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/797/M105RemoveBirdDropping004c.jpg



ScratchX Before
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/797/ScratchXRemoveBirdDropping002c.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/797/ScratchXRemoveBirdDropping002c.jpg


ScratchX After
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/797/ScratchXRemoveBirdDropping003c.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/797/ScratchXRemoveBirdDropping004c.jpg



Both work if you work them but it was very apparent that for removing below surface defects by hand M105 Ultra Cut Compound was the hands-down winner.

angeloabbattista
Jul 5th, 2008, 04:54 AM
WOW thanks for posting that Mike, both product reaped outstanding results and I'm very impressed with M105's performance.
We've just got it here and can't wait to test it.