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Morning All,

I was welcoming my 2nd born into the world and left my car unattended for nearly a week. When I got back to it the local birds decided to use it as target practice. I only managed to wash it a couple days after I noticed it. I think the birds acid has eaten through the paint of my 4 month old RAV 😞 

 

any advice on how to sort it or does it need to be painted again?

i have attached pictures to kinda see but looks much worse in real life. 

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Congratulations and commiserations, I hope you can find a solution to the !removed! 

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Will order some blue T Cut see if that works. Cheers guys will update accordingly. 

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47 minutes ago, R4VA_K said:

Will order some blue T Cut see if that works. Cheers guys will update accordingly. 

Usual tip, small area first. 

If you have had any of the glaze sealers they might need reapplying. 

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Looks like top clear coat is damaged. T cut only may not help in this case. A smart repair may needed and perhaps a consultation with a paint shop or auto valeters might be helpful. You can do eventually with sanding a bit the damage area and applying some clear coat on top and then sand again and machine polish it. There are also some headlights restoration kits that contain a wipes for sealing off the newly polished lenses and those may help you restore the lacquer too. 
Good luck 

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I had mine ceramic coated before I took delivery to try and help in this sort of situation, not sure if will help but at least its another layer of protection.

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Why, when we have to pay the maker to have the car painted do we then have to pay the dealer to put the protective layer on? 

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1 hour ago, Roy124 said:

Why, when we have to pay the maker to have the car painted do we then have to pay the dealer to put the protective layer on? 

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Generally yes, but it’s not difficult to do yourself and there are plenty of YouTube videos showing how to achieve a good finish. 
I certainly do not spend out for the addition of protective coatings as they are so expensive and a pain if you try to get something sorted in the event you have an issue. Bitter experience in my case.

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Have you got a local firm that sorts out car paintwork on your drive. They can match any paint colour and do a superb job. It is not "chips away" they could not help me when our cars paintwork was damaged. The local firm I used was "MOBILE CAR COSMETICS". there must be a firm like this Herefordshire. Hope this helps.

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Hi

had this problem a couple of times now and used t cut in a spray bottle from Halfords ( as already said here)

works a treat and obviously if you have any sort of coating then redo the panel

Terry

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On 7/5/2022 at 8:13 AM, Roy124 said:

Why, when we have to pay the maker to have the car painted do we then have to pay the dealer to put the protective layer on? 

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Just something I wanted to provide more protection 

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3 hours ago, Firecycle said:

Just something I wanted to provide more protection 

But why don't they provide the best? 

Look at any modern gadget in a modern car.  They all started off as extras from the market place, once they gained mass acceptance manufacturers started offering them as extras.  Then the regulators made them mandatory. 

I was an early adopter of seat belts. I fitted fixed belts to a Ford Anglia.  I got the dealer to fit one fixed and one inertial belt to a Triumph 1300 (I was single). 

On paint, does base colour really cost less than a chosen colour?  I accept that an additional coat (metallic) is an additional cost.  I accept that the final cellulose gloss cover is additional but is standard.  Surely it could be formulated not to require yet another dealer/owner applied finish. 

PS, can you buy a car without underseal?  It stops a manufacturer getting a rust bucket reputation. 

Would you have bought a red Fiat 500 when you saw it with a sun bleached dull red? 

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On 7/5/2022 at 8:13 AM, Roy124 said:

Why, when we have to pay the maker to have the car painted do we then have to pay the dealer to put the protective layer on? 

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You don't have to - it is your choice. Take it or leave it.

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Managed to get it looking much better. Used some blue T Cut on it. Will probably take it somewhere in the future to get it professionally looked at. 
 

cheers all for suggestions!

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54 minutes ago, R4VA_K said:

Managed to get it looking much better. Used some blue T Cut on it. Will probably take it somewhere in the future to get it professionally looked at. 
 

cheers all for suggestions!

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That looks pretty good you must be relieved? 

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Now time to get a good protective coat of wax (or whatever) on so as the birds do a little less damage next time ... 😉

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4 hours ago, ernieb said:

That looks pretty good you must be relieved? 

You have no idea! With the sleep deprivation of a new born did not want this stress aswell added on top  

 

2 hours ago, philip42h said:

Now time to get a good protective coat of wax (or whatever) on so as the birds do a little less damage next time ... 😉

Yea already put some wax on it. Hopefully they don’t use my car for target practice anymore!

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8 minutes ago, R4VA_K said:

You have no idea! With the sleep deprivation of a new born

Been there got the tee shirt and now a grandfather which is a joy, even though he’s now 18!

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On 7/4/2022 at 10:46 AM, R4VA_K said:

Will order some blue T Cut see if that works. Cheers guys will update accordingly. 

6 hours ago, FROSTYBALLS said:

You don't have to - it is your choice. Take it or leave it.

It’s not effective against duck or seagull muck I had the protective coat on the 2015 Auris still etched into the lacquer coat took ages to get it out with Mquires cutting compound much more effective than t cut

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13 hours ago, Roy124 said:

But why don't they provide the best? 

Look at any modern gadget in a modern car.  They all started off as extras from the market place, once they gained mass acceptance manufacturers started offering them as extras.  Then the regulators made them mandatory. 

I was an early adopter of seat belts. I fitted fixed belts to a Ford Anglia.  I got the dealer to fit one fixed and one inertial belt to a Triumph 1300 (I was single). 

On paint, does base colour really cost less than a chosen colour?  I accept that an additional coat (metallic) is an additional cost.  I accept that the final cellulose gloss cover is additional but is standard.  Surely it could be formulated not to require yet another dealer/owner applied finish. 

PS, can you buy a car without underseal?  It stops a manufacturer getting a rust bucket reputation. 

Would you have bought a red Fiat 500 when you saw it with a sun bleached dull red? 

My choice and thats it

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