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How to clean bird poop off your car

How to safely remove bird poop from your car paintwork

Bird poop, you know it and expect it as a car owner. You probably hate seeing it, but you may not think it’s a big deal to remove it.

You might think it’ll come off the next time it rains or the next time you take the car to the car wash. The problem is this poop is more problematic than you might imagine. If you care about car paint integrity, then it’s vital that you clean this poop as soon as possible.

Why Can’t You Just Leave the Bird Poop?

If you leave the bird faeces on your car, it’s going to etch the clearcoat, the plastic trims, or chrome work. You know how beautiful those look, so you can imagine how annoying it’ll be when you notice those areas looking a little dull because of the poop.

Paint protection is a big deal because a car can lose its luster easily and look dull. This ages your car prematurely; it negatively affects your overall happiness with your car, and it’s going to cost you some money to fix the issue. It can also devalue your vehicle, which is especially important if you ever want to sell your vehicle or trade it in.

Bird poop is damaging because it’s acidic. Just like anything else that’s acidic, if you leave it on your car long enough, it’ll start to mess with the paint. As mentioned earlier, some people don’t think this type of poop is something to worry about, so they leave it longer than they should. They may leave it long enough for the sun to bake it in, etching itself into the paint which also makes it even harder to remove and e

The Many Problems of Removing Bird Droppings

Now, removing bird poop isn’t as easy as it may seem. If you understand why removing bird droppings is vital and care about paint protection, you’re probably thinking of purchasing a poop remover at your local car care shop or online. While this may seem like a good idea, it’s not something you should do without some thought.

You can’t just buy any feces remover even if it says it was made for that purpose. These products might get the job done but sometimes at a high cost. The reason this happens is that many cleaners that will remove the problem quickly, however may be very harsh on your paintwork or car glass.

On top of that, some of the tools offered to help you get rid of the bird droppings are too abrasive even if they don’t seem like it. Even sponges can be too abrasive, and things get worse if the poop has harden. If you loosen up the bird droppings, the sponge may still scratch the car as you remove the excrement.

If you want to maintain the integrity of your vehicle’s paint, you’re going to have to take additional steps to ensure that you purchase the right cleaner that’ll be safe for your vehicle.

How to Safely Remove Poop

Okay, so removing the poop from your car is going to require the right cleaner. You need to look for a non caustic cleaner. This kind of cleaner is meant to dissolve the poop with enough time.

It won’t damage the paint, and most importantly, you don’t have to worry about scrubbing it or rubbing the area in any way. As mentioned earlier, rubbing the area is a bad thing and could lead to a scratch that could be costly to fix.

A good cleaner to consider is the AutoSmart Hazsafe Express Bug Remover. The price isn’t all that bad, and it can help remove all sorts of things that could hurt the paint, like bug remains.

You will need to use the solution as instructed. First, you want to spray the affected area with a 10 to one dilution. After that, allow two full minutes to pass, giving it enough time to dissolve the poop. After that, you’ll just need to carefully wipe off the poop.

We recommend using AutoSmart Hazsafe Express Bug Remover and Tyre Cleaner. Hazsafe neutralises the bird droppings with its unique non-caustic formulation

  1. Place your car in the shade

    It’s always best to clean your car in the shade to prevent cleaners from drying on your car’s surface

  2. Spray Hazsafe onto bird poop

    Spray liberally, ensuring the poop is soaked in Hazsafe Express

  3. Allow to dwell for 2 minutes

  4. Wipe off

    Apply a little pressure if needed

How to Prevent Poop Bombs

Preventing this problem is the smartest thing you can do to maintain your car’s integrity. The good thing is there are a number of things you can do to try to prevent this issue, like the following:

  • You should park inside a garage as often as possible.
  • Don’t park your car under a tree because that’s where the birds will be.
  • Invest in a good car cover to use at all times.
  • Ensure you use a quality wax protectant on your paintwork such as AutoSmart Platinum

These are some things you can do to keep your car’s paint in good condition. It’s important to also use a good ceramic coating or car wax sealant to help keep your paint safe from poop and other outdoor issues. Hopefully, this information makes it easier to keep the paint in good condition.