Tree saps, bird & bat droppings

Tree saps, bird & bat droppings

Tree sap

 

 

 

 

Cause:

  • Contamination of a surface by tree sap
  • Less or no crosslinked topcoat

 

Prevention:

  • Wash off immediately any foreign material that gets on finish

 

Rectification:

  • Wash off tree sap as soon as possible with clean water and/or mild detergent solution
  • Use a fine rubbing compound then polish the affected area
  • Deep etches in the topcoat must be sanded out and re-sprayed

 

Bird and bat droppings

 

Cause:

  • Excrements of birds and bats
  • Interaction of humidity, temperature, time and food of the bird

 

Prevention:

  • Wash off immediately any foreign material that gets on finish
  • Do not use unproven types of waxes and polishes

 

Rectification:

  • Slight etches only in the clearcoat or on the surface can be polished out
  • Due to decomposition of deeper coats it is necessary to sand and re-spray the damaged area
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