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      10-18-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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BMW Clear Coat vs Bird Droppings

This will be my first BMW and I've heard a lot about BMW's clear coat being very very sensitive. Someone told me that if bird droppings aren't removed in 3 days they can permanently damage the clear coat, is this true? Now obviously the sooner they are removed the better, but 3 days?????
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      10-18-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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This will be my first BMW and I've heard a lot about BMW's clear coat being very very sensitive. Someone told me that if bird droppings aren't removed in 3 days they can permanently damage the clear coat, is this true? Now obviously the sooner they are removed the better, but 3 days?????
I had major goose droppings on my car last summer. It only took a day of baking in the sun to damage the paint. I needed a professional to remove the stain because I wasn't able to buff it out on my own.

Not sure if it was specific to BMW paint/clear coat, or if The damage would have happened with any car manufacturer. What I do know is that bird droppings are highly acidic and try to remove them ASAP!
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My detailer says this is an issue with all OEM paint jobs.

The best solution is to apply a sacrificial coating to protect the paint. A solid wax job will help, but even better is something like Opticoat or Wolf's Hard Body.
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