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Old 08-13-2012, 02:19 AM   #1
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Default Bird poo remover

I am curious as of what other boaters might have to remove bird poo stains.

We must of had a flock of birds on a beer and taco diet do a fly over our marina this weekend.

I use a spray of windex and with a rag to get the solids off and then use a 3m scrubber with soft and scrub on it to try to get the rest off.

That poo still leaves a shadow!!

Anyone got a formula that will take that stain off the fiberglass?


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Old 08-13-2012, 02:30 AM   #2
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i prefer the taste of the black over the white......... opps....!

but, when i waxed on waxed off everything INCLUDING the non -skirt, the poop sprays away with the hose.....

so, it you use the right Non-skit wax, it should not stain, it sounds like your oxidized and pours.

And believe it or not, after I waxed the non skit, all my cabin leaks when away.

I think the water sheets off the deck hull and runs it over the side.
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I'd try some hull stain remover. Such as "On & Off" and see how that goes. If it can get the stubborn scum line off of a hull, I'd bet it would make a good dent in bird droppings. I would stay away from bleach and ammonia, particularly bleach, since it will absorb into gelcoat and leave it flat looking.
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Well after washing and waxing all weekend I finally got all the poo off. With a combo use of windex with vinegar,bar keepers friend and soft and scrub I got 98% off.The whole front of the boat was just covered with it.

I used meguiar's 50 which is a cleaner and wax to get some shadow stain off. The boat needed it any way!

Now if these birds on a beer and taco diet can stay away Ill be happy. Hate to resort to anti aircraft defense:-)


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go by a plastic owl and put it on the bow rail, it will keep the birds away.... spotted owl even better....
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My slip nieghbors have those plastic owls......with bird poop on them.

I had an issue with an Egret hanging out on my boat and pooping,....those guys have some seriuos plumbing issues. After research I found out birds do not like bright or flashy objects.
So instead of buying said object from the internet high priced specailty store I tested it.
Found a BRIGHT orange rag and hung it from the rafters with a string in my slip. No more Egrets or bird poop, I do spray every few weeks for spiders and snakes. That's a whole different story.
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Thanks guys for all the great tips.......I ended up using the bar keeper with a 3m scrub bush to get the boat clean and then went to town on it with the meguiars 50. That really made all the difference. The top part of the boat has some shine to it........and no more bird pooing. My next boating buddy two slips away wrapped fishing line all over his bow like a spider web to keep the birds away....go figure:-)

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just mount a picture of a bayliner.... that will scare them......
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Oh no....... use a picture of a searay.......always lots of hot air around them to blow everything away!:-)

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walnut veneer always makes a boat faster.....

i love the walnut wastes tanks....
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