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Unbelievable!....I just compared Bill to Bird Poo, and wasn't even trying. I'm taking this one to the computer club meeting. Everyone there is so wacky, they will actually get it!
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I was going to suggest getting a polish to take it out. I do not think the clay will do anything. It is more for imperfections in the paint like trapped dirt and crap (not bird crap haha).

Go to Canadian Tire and try Auto Glym Super Resin Polish. Do the whole truck since it will look kinda weird just doing the one spot haha. I used it on my truck and the stuff is great. It also has a sealant in it so it will protect the paint from future contamination.
Thanks Scat I will be picking that up tomorrow and giving it a try. Will it work over the Wax ? And also would it be okay to do just the hood for now ?

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Unfortunately, some of the simplest solutions are the most difficult to execute, like how to get your computer to run better, stronger, faster. Easy, just write and OS that does all that!

Unbelievable!....I just compared Bill to Bird Poo, and wasn't even trying. I'm taking this one to the computer club meeting. Everyone there is so wacky, they will actually get it!
Yes you did just regard Mr. Gates as some kind of pooper, you must really be having computer problems. I tried your suggestion of WD40 this morning and while it did make a big difference I can still see the mark in the right light . BTW nobody else could spot it unless it's pointed out hehe. So I will be trying Scat's suggestion tomorrow. Thanks for your help.
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I was going to suggest getting a polish to take it out. I do not think the clay will do anything. It is more for imperfections in the paint like trapped dirt and crap (not bird crap haha).

Go to Canadian Tire and try Auto Glym Super Resin Polish. Do the whole truck since it will look kinda weird just doing the one spot haha. I used it on my truck and the stuff is great. It also has a sealant in it so it will protect the paint from future contamination.
That's actually a great recommendation. A polish is the only way to remove the etching. Auto Glym is high quality and the SRP has very little polishing power, which would be perfect for you. Might be the right amount to remove the etching. It also has the protection built in.

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Thanks Scat I will be picking that up tomorrow and giving it a try. Will it work over the Wax ? And also would it be okay to do just the hood for now ?
It will not be as effective OVER wax. Best to remove the wax first, and you could just do your hood, but I would not just do a "spot". To remove the wax, the quickest method would be to use a %50 or so mixture of Isopropyl alcohol and water. Otherwise Dawn dish soap will work fine.

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That's actually a great recommendation. A polish is the only way to remove the etching. Auto Glym is high quality and the SRP has very little polishing power, which would be perfect for you. Might be the right amount to remove the etching. It also has the protection built in.



It will not be as effective OVER wax. Best to remove the wax first, and you could just do your hood, but I would not just do a "spot". To remove the wax, the quickest method would be to use a %50 or so mixture of Isopropyl alcohol and water. Otherwise Dawn dish soap will work fine.

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What if I don't get to it for a couple of weeks ? My RAM will be in a garage, I can hardly see the spot will it get worse if I leave it ?
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What if I don't get to it for a couple of weeks ? My RAM will be in a garage, I can hardly see the spot will it get worse if I leave it ?
If you removed the contamination, you can just wax over it and leave it. The spot will still be there, but the damage is done. When you get a chance, go back and polish the spot, but until then, it is fine left alone. The main concern in these instances is to remove the bird bomb first, then address the damage. If you can't yet, just protect the surface to reduce the chances of it happening again.
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If you removed the contamination, you can just wax over it and leave it. The spot will still be there, but the damage is done. When you get a chance, go back and polish the spot, but until then, it is fine left alone. The main concern in these instances is to remove the bird bomb first, then address the damage. If you can't yet, just protect the surface to reduce the chances of it happening again.
Thanks for the reply back, much appreciated. My RAM is in my garage all tucked in safe and sound with no chance of any new bird bombs.
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Thanks for the reply back, much appreciated. My RAM is in my garage all tucked in safe and sound with no chance of any new bird bombs.
I know it seems a little anal, but detailers and enthusiasts like myself carry a bird bomb kit. I have small [4oz] spray bottles with a quick detailer in them, and microfibers in a small bundle in my vehicle. In the case of a bird bomb, I can quickly remove the crap before it has a chance to damage the finish.
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A big thanks to Scatpak07, Brad12kx and LeadfootLuke for all their help and suggestions. I just used the "Auto Glym Super Resin Polish" and man that stuff is amazing. What a shine . All evidence of the bird bomb has been eliminated. I would not have believed it would have worked that well. You have to see it to believe it.
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I used the clay bar and meguires scratch x then wax and seemed to work for me.
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That's great..happy for you. I'm sure you're super relieved.

I have a question along the same lines for you experts out there. My truck was parked under a tree for a few days at my apartment and got these weird spots all over the tailgate, chrome bumper, and about 1/3 of the bed. At first I thought it was just water spots from being rained on, but they won't wash off!!! Someone told me to use the clay, but I'm scared to death of making it worse, and I still don't fully grasp when the clay should be used vs. other products like the Auto Glym that worked for RansRAM. Any thoughts? I can try to take a pic if that will help...
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