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I parked my car under a tree to get some shade only to find it covered with bird droppings.
I washed all of it off but some of it dripped into the engine compartment.
I am not going to hose the engine bay, question is will the dripped bird sh*t
cause corrosion of engine compartment/parts?

Silly but just wanted to know.
 

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It depends on the bird, honestly. Most bird stuff will come off with no problem. However, we do have a particular bird here in Charleston whose droppings are extremely acidic. They ate through the clear coat on my Durango's paint in a matter of hours. It seems to be related to a particular berry that they eat for a couple of months a year, so we just don't park any cars under the trees at our office for those months. Stupid but true...
 

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I would just try to get the bird doo off with some sort of quick detailer or plastic protectant before it stains anything. A lot of the birds now pass the berries that stain paint finsihes, so to be on the safe side, I woudl try to get the stuff off asap. Hoep this helps.
 

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I've been laughing about the title all day, but bird doodoo is actually a serious problem for paint (even clear coats) and should be removed ASAP to prevent/avoid serious discoloration of the paint. It's best to "get-it while it's wet" :)...and Wash Dat Chit OFF asap..with clean water and if neccesary some soap & water. Don't know what they eat, but paint sure doesn't like it!

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thanks guys !
did'nt think a silly question like this was gonna get any reply
it helps !

anyway all that **** is off the paint work its just the bits that got to the inner engine bay that i could not get off (i.e. in the engine mounts, exhausts ect.)

you'd guy's be laughing your heads off if you saw how much **** was on the car.
 
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