We have all experienced this situation where we find our car covered in bird droppings. In addition to being unpleasant to look at, these stains can also cause damage to our vehicle’s paint. Discover our tips for easily and effectively removing dirt left by our feathered friends.
A matter of time
The first thing to consider when it comes to cleaning bird droppings from a car is how long it has been since it was deposited. If you act quickly, you can probably get rid of it using just a garden hose. It is therefore essential to act as soon as possible to prevent stains from soaking into the paint.
To be prepared to respond in the event of an emergency, we recommend that you always have a bottle of water and a cloth in the trunk of your car. These little accessories can be very useful in dealing with unexpected situations.
Humidification and baking soda
If the stains are older, it is important to moisten them first. You can do this by simply using pressurized water. This will allow you to remove some of the droppings, although residue that remains in contact with the paint may be more difficult to remove.
To make the cleaning process easier, you can use a homemade trick using baking soda. In a liter bottle of warm water, add a tablespoon of baking soda and mix well. Then soak a sponge or soft cloth with this mixture and apply it to the stains.
Leave on for 2 to 5 minutes, the time needed for the stains to break down and become easier to remove. Then, rub gently using circular movements to remove the residue little by little.
Don’t forget to wax your car regularly to protect the paint from stubborn stains.
By following these simple tips, you can say goodbye to bird droppings stains on your vehicle. However, it is always best to take precautions and avoid parking under trees and street lights to reduce the chances of being targeted by these little winged creatures.
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