PDR Technicians: Does Bird Poop Really Destroy Your Clear Coat? Part I

PDR Technicians: Does Bird Poop Really Destroy Your Clear Coat? Part I


Yes and No. Car enthusiasts dread the potential of bird poop destroying the hood of theirs cars, and yet, to avoid the blistering heat, they choose to park under trees and take the risk. The word is, that the acidity from the bird gifts will cut right through the clear coat and quite often the paint. 

Researchers in the UK, leading car care experts, have found that damage caused by the bird gifts is a direct result of the paint lacquer contracting upon cooling and molding to the uneven texture of the hardened deposit.

Next said is “As the paint lacquer warms, in the direct summer sunshine for example, it softens and expands. At the same time, that heat dries and hardens any bird droppings on the surface.” The researchers summed it up by saying that “As the paint lacquer cools, overnight for example, it contracts, hardens, and molds around the texture of the bird dropping.”

It is now unanimously considered that all of the money spent on polish treatments provide little to no protection from the paint molding to bird droppings. The absolute only way that you can prevent any damage is to immediately remove the poop is to remove it as soon as possible. Follow me to Part II and I will give you a list of what to do to prevent the damage. 

Questions? Paintless Dent School.

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TJ is an amazing craftsman technician, specializing in Paintless Dent Repair, Wheel Repair, Windshield Repair, Interior Repair, Headlight Renewal, among other Automotive Appearance repair services. He loves to educate others and help them increase their businesses.
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