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Paint peeling off my Mito :(

Hi all,

I'm really hoping I can get some help on here as I'm feeling more than a little frustrated.

I've had my Mito since October, and yes it doesn't work with my iphone - but so what - she's fab!
Last week the bird's do what birds do over my car.
Husband hand washes it on Sunday to find that the paint is peeling off down to the basecoat. Now, I know bird poo damages your paint work, but in 3 or 4 days to the base coat???
It's peeling off and you could easily pick it off with your fingers (bonnett, wing and roof!)
I've just come back fromn my dealership who has said it isn't covered under my paint warranty. Let's face it - we've all had bird do do on our car in the past - how can this be an everyday occurance? What if the car had been left for weeks at an airport car park - are they all damaged down to the base?
I just can't get my head round this being something that the paint guy sees "A COUPLE OF TIMES A WEEK" when after 20 years of driving many different cars and many petrol head friends never hearing of it being this bad.
I need advice, or help or support pleeeaasse!
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Beemers had a similar problem a while back iirc? Water based paints overlaid with lacquer will never match the bullet proof polyurethane isocyanate low oven bake finishes of yesteryear will they?
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Autoglym do a wax sort of product which is meant to protect your car from bird crap , you might want to try that
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The corrosive content in gull and pigeon poo is powerful enough to burn through bitumen felt! For that reason I have coated the summer house roof which was cratered by their droppings with three coats of Thompsons roof seal, and now their crap just washes off when it rains.

Not that it would be an answer to car finish problems though.:
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Welcome into AO :wave: sorry to hear about the paint problems, shoddy service from your dealer.
Check out the mito lounge and see who else has the same issue
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Hello and welcome to AO......sorry to hear of your paint problem......
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