egg on new car

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  1. bptillman

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    I just got my car about two months ago and about a month in a bird egg fell from a tree on to my passenger door. I didnt notice it til the next day and well now I can never seem to get all of it off whenever I wash my car. Any suggestions? I can post a pic so you can see what im talking about.
     
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    no help??
     
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    Post a pic. If the egg shells cut the paint, you are shit out of luck.
     
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    Drove from Austin to Houston then took this pic so it looks dirtier than normal but here is a pic:

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  5. Buck-O

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    Rubbing all of that dirt off the side of teh door with your figners, will do jsut as much, or more damage then teh egg will.

    Im going to let Scott field this one. But it looks like some protein residue might have etched teh clearcoat a bit.
     
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    Have you tried using any products aside from just trying to wash it off? If so, what have you tried? That looks like it would come off fairly easily with any number of polishing products.
     
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    havent tried polishing it or anything cuz i have no clue what i would use. it looks white there cuz of the dirt but normally you cant see it unless you look for it
     
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    Clay bar first?
     
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    well you cant see it unless the car has recently been washed so i figured i would do that so you could see where it was.....
     
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    so there is no general stuff you can use to just get the egg protein off a car? figured there would be something
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    WASH YOUR CAR! You should have done that immediately!

    Always the first step. Polish or claying would be the next step. Until you do that, there is no way to know if you need to do anything else.
     
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    I did was my car. I just hadnt washed it int he last week and thats why it was dirty
     
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    I think Scott meant wash your car, then take a pic. It is too hard to distinguish the dirt from egg in that pic. You know what it looks like, but the pros here can't tell from that one picture.
     
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    I'd start polishing...
     
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    better pic for yall to see what im talking about

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    What Scott said....

    BTW - Much better picture, but still hard to tell if that is a scratch or stuff on the paint. Tell us, does your fingernail go into the scratch in the paint, or is there egg product sitting on top of the pain? I'm curious....
     
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    the egg product is still on top of the paint when i touch it
     
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    Why haven't you tried to polish it off yet?
     
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    LOL! Ya think?!? :nuts:
     
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    i never did anything cuz i didnt know what to do and didnt wanna fuck anything up? yall think of that? not everyone knows everything about detailing cars like yalll...thats why i asked....but whats this 1500 polish you talk about? i didnt see it in the product list and such (cant search). i dont know the first thing about what to get and such
     
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    Fair enough bptillman. I'm certainly not a pro, but I can help get you started. Some folks may agree or disagree, but this is my advice to you if want to learn how to do it yourself. If you'd rather take your car to a professional detail, then please ignore the rest of this post. :)

    Go buy some detailing clay at Autozone or one of the several online stores. Clay Magic will work just fine. from Scott's product thread http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=933189:
    So, first wash the car, then use the clay bar. You'll see how easy it is pretty quickly, and you'll only improve the paint surface. Spend some time on the egg spot and see if it all comes off. If it doesn't come off, then you still need to polish that area.

    From here: http://www.autogeek.net/meghanpol.html (I've also seen this in some local shops like PepBoys and others) go buy a polish that you can do by hand. Polish all of your paint, not just that one egg spot. Again, it can only help your car's paint look better. After all of that work, wax your car with a good wax. Find an easy spray on, wipe off wax. There are a ton of them out there.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    You asked what to do about it in your post and we told you what to do, way before whatever Mikeal is talking about with 1500. It isn't any polish I have heard of, maybe he means wetsanding. 1 day after you posted your picture, on August 13th, several of us told you to clay or polish off the residue. Why you didn't follow that advice, I have no idea. The detailing edu and product list would have had a nice list of products for you to use and their applications.

    I have no idea what else to tell you. You asked for help and we offered it to you. The rest is up to you.
     
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    ^^ :werd:

    if you can't follow the advice you've already received then leave it to the pros. I'm sure everyone has better things to do than repeat themselves because you keep asking the same question.
     

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