We have all experienced the ATTACK OF THE BIRDS! Usually right after we leave the car wash! Here are some tips for cleaning that mess without damaging the paint on your car.
DON'T WAIT! Untreated bird poop and bugs have acid that can eat through your car's protective clear coat layer and damage the paint.
BE CAREFUL! .Some birds eat gravel to help digest their food and most birds eat berries which contain seeds that act like little rocks and can scrape your car's paint if you are not careful while removing it.
SOLUTION! Here is a good way to deal with this sticky problem: Make a warm compress with paper towels or a soft microfiber cloth and gently press it on to the area that you are cleaning. Leave it there for a few minutes to allow the compress to soften up the sticky mess. You will find that most of the poop will come up with the cloth when you remove it. Then gently wipe away the remaining bits. Again, being very careful not to press too hard while wiping it clean.
WASH YOUR HANDS! Always remember to wash your hands thoroughly after coming into contact with bird droppings.
WASH YOUR CAR! Washing your car every week or two is a good way preserve the finish on your vehicle. Waxing 2 or 3 times a year is also recommended by most car manufacturers.
If you have any ideas that work for you, please let us know!
REMEMBER! DRIVE SAFE AND WATCH FOR CHILDREN!