We all have been there. Car owners with outdoor parking know the struggle of dealing with bird poop, cleaning it, and the after stains. You must have encountered when your precious Car becomes home for bird’s perching and pooping business. And when afterward the Car bakes under sunlight, bird poop becomes difficult to remove.
Bird pop on your Car brings a number of risks. If you are lucky and your timing is right, a wet cloth will do the cleaning job. However, if your luck leaves your side, the struggle can get real and may be disappointing.
Effects of bird poop on Vehicles
- Bird poop on your Car looks off-putting and unappealing.
- Bird poop/ dropping is highly acidic in nature, and its pH level ranges between 3 to 4.5. This, in effect, can put considerable damage on your Car’s paint.
- Bird poop is corrosive, which can result in damaging the Car’s wax coating.
- Bird poop can leave stains back, especially on white cars.
NOTE: For damaging your Car’s paint and wax, bird poop isn’t the culprit alone. Instead, it is the sun’s heat that warms and expands the paint. And further, birds perch, poop, and leave the space. After that, when the sun settles, the paint then contracts and forms itself. That is why dried bird poop leads to more damage in vehicles than fresh bird poop.
Types of Bird Poop Damage- How difficult they can prove?
Though all birds poop almost similar, their poop damage on vehicles does have some types. For instance,
Fresh Bird Poop Damage: It doesn’t immediately damage your vehicle and is easy to clean. You can simply wipe it off with a wet cloth.
Topical Stain Etching: It is partially soaked and is functional to clean. Some remedies and tips might help. However, the chances are that it might leave mild stains behind.
Wrinkled or Fractured Etching Poop Damage: When bonded with the car paint, it can result in damage. It even is difficult to clean, and a wet cloth won’t really help. You might require professionals or a commercial cleaning solution for help.
How to clean bird poop off the Car? – 10 Easy Steps
Cleaning bird dropping off your Car should ideally be done as soon as possible. While the bird dropping is still wet, it won’t leave back any stain. However, once it becomes hard, things can get difficult and disappointing for you.
But because we are here to help, you need not worry. Here are ten easy steps for cleaning bird poop off the Car.
Step 1: Begin with parking your car in the shade. Remember, under the sun, bird dropping will become hard and harder, which we clearly don’t want.
Step 2: Now take a microfiber cloth or soft sponge, wet it, and wipe bird poop off your Car.
Step#3: If you feel a wet wiping isn’t enough, then consider rinsing with a hose.
Step 4: For removing bird poop from your Car’s window, use seltzer water or carbonated club soda. Both of these solutions/ liquids will eat/ damage the uric acid of the bird’s poop. This will further make wiping or washing it off quite easy and hassle-free. Before using a wet wipe, make sure you let bird poop soak in seltzer water or carbonated club soda for at least a minute or two.
Step 5: Forgoing the DIY way, prepare a solvent by mixing two tablespoons of Baking Soda, a tablespoon of mild dish shop, and a half cup of lukewarm water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle, give it a good shake, spray it upon bird’s poop on your Car and let it sit for 3 to 5 minutes. Later rinse it all with a hose.
NOTE: Do not use microfibre cloth of any other object after using baking soda. This can lead to scratches in your Car.
Step 6: Invest in a pack of reliable Bird poop cleaning car wipes. There are several such wipes meant for cleaning tough stains off your Car without leaving any stain or damage behind. You can find such products in your nearest car store or at any e-commerce platform.
Step 7: Invest in a reliable car cleaning spray. There are several cleaning sprays available for cleaning tough stains like bird poop/ dropping. While they work effortlessly for soft and fresh stains, tough stains still might give you a hard time. However, we know the trick for the same as well. All you need to do is, take a microfibre cloth and dip it in the car cleaning spray. Further, let the wet cloth saturate over the bird dropping for 15 to 20 minutes. Lastly, either wipe it off or wash it down.
You can find car cleaning sprays at your car dealer, auto body shop, or any e-commerce platform.
Step 8: Or, take detailer spray/ solution, apply it over bird’s poop and then wash it off with a water hose.
Step 9: Or, take 70% Isopropyl Solution, spray it over the bird’s poop on your Car and let it rest for a while. Later either scrub it off with a wet microfibre cloth or wash it down with a hose.
Step 10: Once you are done with removing bird poop from your Car, the next step is to protect it for the future. And for that, we recommend you reapply for car wax. Doing so will add that required glow to your Car and bring it a new life.
How to remove bird poop from the Car?
Bird poop/ dropping on the Car looks highly unappealing. They not only destroy the aesthetics but also add damage to your vehicle. But in most cases, when you know how to get rid of bird poop, things can grow bright and better.
For cleaning fresh bird poop:
- Spray water on your Car (on areas with bird poop) and wet it all. Here, the idea is to loosen the bird’s poop so it becomes easier to clean further.
- Later, use lukewarm water and spray it all over the Car again. You can also use a mild liquid detergent or car cleaner for the same.
For cleaning dry, wrinkled and tough bird poop:
- Prepare a water and soap mixture. You can either use a mild laundry detergent or a reliable car cleaning solution. Using lukewarm water will do the job more fruitfully.
- Now spray/ splash the mixture all over the car area with bird poop.
- After 5 to 10 minutes, wash it all off with a pressure pipe.
- Later, take WD-40 spray and clean the remaining bird poop with the same. You can use a microfibre cloth if required. However, because dry bird poop can leave scratches in your Car, we recommend going with the water wash method.
Some More Bird Poop FAQ’S
- Poop-Off Bird Poop Remover Sprayer
- Nature’s Miracle Cage Cleaner
- CarGuys Super Cleaner – Effective All-Purpose Cleaner
And with that, we hope you have got all answers to your queries. Though whatever it is, we insist on cleaning bird poop off your car as soon as possible. Wet/ fresh bird dropping is not just easier to clean, but it also doesn’t leave any stains behind.
And, besides that, make sure you keep your Car covered. A car cover doesn’t only provide protection from bird poop but even from sun damage (on paint) and other mild scratches.
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