Bird Dropping on Car
A Bird Dropping Story
Bird droppings on a vehicle can be more of a problem that we think. A few years ago I was driving a brand-new GMC Sierra. The truck had all the bells and whistles including black leather and sunroof. I remember a day after I washed it and detailed it inside I forgot to close the sunroof when I got home at night. At that time, I wasn’t parking it in the garage. The next day I found a little gift from what I think were at least ten birds who apparently aimed right to my sunroof when the decided to poop. It took me hours to detail my car that day.
A common Issue
At that time, I didn’t put much thought to it. I just went ahead and cleaned it right away because it was gross to keep it there. It turns out, that was the best decision I could have made. A couple of years ago I started working for a 3M subsidiary that sells appearance warranties for Lexus and some other car brands. On a weekly basis I must inspect vehicles that have damages to their paints. One of the most common causes of paint damages is bird poop.
Benefits of acting fast
If you live in Florida, you may think the worst enemy of a car paint is lovebugs. Despite, lovebugs usually give you two weeks before they start damaging your paint beyond repair. In contrast, bird droppings may give you just a few hours before they do irreparable damage to your vehicle.
How to prevent irreparable damage
In my case, calling a detailing company would have been the best option for you. However, if only one of a couple of bird poop got into your vehicles paint there is a quick solution you can do. If your can is not terribly dirty, always keep a water bottle and a clean microfiber towel in your car. Damp the microfiber towel and gently wipe down the bird dropping. You must do this extremely gently; therefore, the maximum weight you can apply to your car paint with the towel is not heavier than your hand.