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Geordielad

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Damned Seagulls!
« on: April 01, 2021, 07:51:14 AM »
The seagulls around here use my new Jazz for target practice. Usually I use a damp Brillo pad and washing up liquid to remove this dried on poo but Iíve found a plastic pan scrubber is just as effective and causes less damage to the paintwork.
What do others use?

Jocko

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Re: Damned Seagulls!
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2021, 07:58:17 AM »
I live in a seagull colony (complex of flats by the sea - birds think they are cliffs). I try to remove the poo before it gets a chance to dry, but Bug and Tar remover work well if I am too late. If you leave it, it stains the Honda paintwork.
Now the cherries are coming into season, the purple poo from the myriad of smaller birds becomes a real issue. At least it blends in better with the darker paintwork!

Westy36

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Re: Damned Seagulls!
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2021, 08:36:02 AM »
I find that whenever I wash my car, the local birds use it as target practice! Even though we're 45 miles from the sea, we have a resident group of seagulls, and they are a pain. Noisy too.

In my experience the best removal method is to soak it first. Then put a very damp/wet cloth, or kitchen towel at a push, and keep it damp. Within a few minutes, the matter will have rehydrated and just wipe off easily.

Leaving damp paper towel on a helment visor works well for getting rid of flies too. That said, there are a lot less flies about these days. Not a good sign for the environment.

sparky Paul

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Re: Damned Seagulls!
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2021, 11:25:07 AM »
Well, I get it  ;)

Geordielad

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Re: Damned Seagulls!
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2021, 12:02:36 PM »

Geordielad

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Re: Damned Seagulls!
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2021, 04:04:02 PM »
Thanks for the replies and you were too kind to call me a b****y idiot but...
Seriously...
A Brillo Pad?
Check out the date!

Jocko

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Re: Damned Seagulls!
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2021, 04:26:34 PM »
Nice one.

Westy36

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Re: Damned Seagulls!
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2021, 10:26:54 AM »
 ;D Fair point. That said though, I wouldn't be surprised if someone thought it was a good idea!

 

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