Your Cart is Currently Empty
When it comes to keeping your car in good condition, one of the most important things to watch out for is bird lime, also known as bird droppings. These acidic substances can cause damage to the paint on your car if left untreated for too long, leading to unsightly marks and damage that can be costly to repair. To avoid etching and keep your vehicle looking its best, it's essential to quickly and safely remove bird lime as soon as possible.
Next, mix a solution of warm water and a detergent, such as Nitty Gritty. Spray the solution onto the target area and allow a short time to soak in. This will help to loosen any remaining bird lime and remove any dirt or grime that may have accumulated on the paint. Be sure to rinse the area with clean water and dry it with a microfiber towel to remove any remaining detergent or water.
If the bird lime has been left on the car for an extended period, or if the droppings are particularly thick or dried, you may need to use some contact to remove them. Use the method above, but this time, a soft detailing brush or microfibre cloth will be helpful in assisting the more stubborn deposits.
After removing the bird lime and cleaning the paint, it is vital to use high-quality car wax or sealant to protect the paint from future damage. One such product is our Element Hybrid Wax. Element Hybrid Wax is a delectable combination of natural waxes complemented by synthetic additives to provide a durable, drop-dead gorgeous gloss.
Element Hybrid Wax will provide a show wax finish with the added benefit of three months + durability, resistance to detergents and fantastic hydrophobic properties thanks to the synthetic additives in the wax blend. This is a hybrid wax, the best of both worlds in terms of finish and durability.
The blend contains natural waxes such as prime yellow T1 Carnauba, the purest grade available, and synthetic additives that provide rub resistance and filling properties. This generates a 'Hybrid' wax, a combination of both. This will help to create a barrier between the paint and the elements, preventing bird lime and other contaminants from penetrating the paint and causing damage.
It's also essential to take preventative measures to avoid bird droppings in the first place. Park your car under a cover or in a garage when possible. This will help to reduce the chances of bird droppings coming into contact with the paint. Consider using a bird repellent product, which can help to keep birds away from your car at home if they are a persistent problem.
In summary, bird lime can cause severe damage to your car's paint if left untreated. To avoid etching and keep your vehicle looking its best, it's essential to quickly and safely remove bird lime as soon as possible. Use a microfiber cloth or a soft-bristled brush to remove as much of the droppings as possible gently, then clean the area with a solution of water and mild detergent. Remember to use high-quality car wax or sealant to protect the paint from future damage. Finally, take preventative measures to avoid bird droppings in the first place by parking your car in a covered area or using bird-repellent products. You can keep your vehicle looking great for years with some care and attention.