Birds destroying my jeep

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Same here.... easy fix glue boards for mice.

my black VW that sits outside “was” getting molested by birds they could see there reflection it’s a seasonal mating thing





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Yea but if you use glue boards and that winds up flipped over on your paint, good luck getting that off.

I know I’m gonna get s**t for this because our Jeeps are pride, joy and expensive. But I’d buy a cover before cruelly killing these animals.
 

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Yea but if you use glue boards and that winds up flipped over on your paint, good luck getting that off.

I know I’m gonna get s**t for this because our Jeeps are pride, joy and expensive. But I’d buy a cover before cruelly killing these animals.
Wasn’t thinking I’d need to be so specific, but I use duck tape folded over to make it double sided and I stick it to the sunroof/glass. Then later I use rubbing alcohol 70% to remove the duck tape residue from the glass.

Reason I clicked on this topic was the birds seem to be crazy this year, I’ve never had this problem before. Friends have noticed the same issue. Maybe it’s the Chinese Virus 2.0 ?
 
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What about this ?

3M Auto Care Rubbing Compound, 03900, 8 oz https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AR7KVA/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_i_4myPEbXAPAB5F
Black is the most difficult color to work on. Everything shows on black.

I am not familiar with that specific 3M compound. It looks like it will work but you might have to use a less agressive polish or glaze afterwards to polish out or fill any swirls the compound leaves. A glaze will fill swirls so apply a coat before returning the lease. The finish will probably be good enough so the leasing company will not notice or care.

I use commercial 3M products from auto body shop suppliers. This is what I use.


https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/collision-repair-us/featured-products/perfect-it/

 
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There are a LOT of different brands and products that do the same job. Mcguires, 3M, etc all are good. I use 3M products because it has a excellent supplier network and good support. I developed a good feel for their products over a lot of years.

Detailing is more of a art form. You have to do a lot of it to get a good feel to do it perfectly. Compounds and polish take some practice to get a feel for how to use it correctly. Otherwise you can actually damage the finish even more. Practice on a older car first to get a feel for what the product is like. I definitely do not recommend using a machine unless yo have a good feel for it. Apply by hand. It will take longer but you minimize potential damage by being too aggressive.

Autogeek has some good advice and products they recommend.

https://www.autogeek.net/how-to-remove-scratches.html

This is a link to some good advice.

 
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Thanks Viper

Awesome info and vids :like: appreciate it
 

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Thanks Viper

Awesome info and vids :like: appreciate it
Yeah stay away fro the polishing wheels if you don't have a lot of experience, or a test car to practice on. Otherwise, you will definitely make matters worse.
 
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Finally figured out what was going on. I live in a duplex house and the birds were making nests in the neighbors laddars hanging under the porch. I have an old thread here about when they got white over spray all of my jeep spray painting something. It's a constant headache with these people.

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After you posted the nest I decided to take a better look at the trees around my driveway. Found and removed 5 nests. I guess I will see how tomorrow goes!
 

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