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How to Protect Your Car Paint from Bird & Bat Droppings

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How to Protect Your Car Paint from Bird & Bat Droppings 

Owning a car is an investment, and like any investment, it requires proper care to maintain its value. One of the nuisances that can affect your car's appearance and, ultimately, its resale value, is the unavoidable encounter with bird and bat droppings. Here’s our guide on the importance of regular car cleaning, the delicate process of removing bird and bat droppings without harming your paint, and the benefits of investing in paint protection. 

The Importance of Regular Car Cleaning 

Regular car cleaning is more than just about aesthetics; it's a crucial aspect of vehicle maintenance. Bird droppings, in particular, are acidic and can, over time, etch into your car's paint, causing permanent damage. 

By establishing a routine car cleaning schedule, you not only keep your vehicle looking pristine but also prevent long-term damage. Neglecting to clean your car regularly allows contaminants like bird and bat droppings to adhere to the surface, making them more challenging to remove and increasing the risk of paint damage. 

Removing Bird and Bat Droppings Safely 

When confronted with bird or bat droppings on your car, it's crucial to act promptly to minimize potential damage. Follow these steps to safely remove the mess without harming your car's paint:

Gather Your Materials: 

  • Microfiber cloths or a soft sponge 
  • Car washing soap 
  • Water 
  • Gently formulated detailing spray or quick detailer 

Rinse the Area: 

  • Use a hose or a bucket of water to gently rinse off loose debris. Avoid using high-pressure water, as it may force the droppings into the paint. 

Soak the Area: 

  • Apply a mixture of car washing soap and water to the affected area, allowing it to soak for a few minutes. This helps loosen the droppings for easier removal. 

Gently Wipe: 

  • Use a microfiber cloth or a soft sponge to gently wipe away the droppings. Avoid applying excessive pressure to prevent scratching the paint. 

Detailing Spray: 

  • For stubborn residues, use a gently formulated detailing spray or quick detailer. Spray it on the affected area and carefully wipe away the mess. 

Investing in Fusion Quartz Paint Protection 

Fusion Quartz is the latest Nanotechnology Siloxenite, Titanium formulation for harder, more durable surface coating and ultimate protection for your vehicle. It helps protect against: 

  • Bird droppings, bug splatter, and stone chips. 
  • Tree sap, berry and fruit stains. 
  • Surface Oxidation 
  • Environmental fallout 
  • Acid rain and road grime 
  • Loss of gloss 
  • Helps prevent water spotting and sunscreen stains 

This is one of the best ways to keep your vehicle looking like new and maintain a deep gloss exterior. It makes cleaning and the regular maintenance of your car quicker and easier than ever. It's Australian owned, has a national warranty and requires no annual inspections. 

Protecting your car's paint from the corrosive effects of bird and bat droppings requires a combination of regular cleaning and investing in protective measures. By following a consistent cleaning routine and considering options like Fusion Quartz Paint Protection, you not only keep your car looking its best but also maintain its value over time. Remember, a well-maintained vehicle is not just a pleasure to drive; it's an asset that pays off in the long run.  

Interested in Paint Protection?

Call our Service Team to discuss our Fusion Quartz Paint Protection Pack and have your car booked in to ensure the paint's long-term protection. 

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