how to remove bird poop from your car | Robyns.World

Birds are amazing flying through the air and many of us enjoy putting seed out for them in the winter months to watch. However, their bird poop (bird droppings) are not good for the finish on our cars at all. If you leave bird droppings on your car for an extended period of time it can start to eat through the clear coat and then the paint.

Here is a quick video of Hubby, a master automotive technician, explaining how to remove bird poop from your car easily.

The acid in bird droppings can ruin the finish just like acid rain, salt and chemicals used on roads in the winter, and even the oils leftover from cat’s paws when they walk on your car. Removing these things, even if not doing a full wash of your car, will help protect the finish of your automobile.

Hubby also recommends that you do a full wash of your car at least once a week to remove all the dirt and debris. Waxing your car, at least two times a year, will also help protective the finish on your car. This all adds to the value when you go to sell or trade-in your vehicle.

To Quickly Remove Bird Poop:

  • Use an automotive spot cleaner, such as Meguiar’s Quik Detailer, along with a microfiber cloth or other soft cloth. Do not use paper towels.
  • Spray the bird spot on the car directly with the cleaner and also spray the soft cloth.
  • Wait 15-30 seconds
  • With one firm wipe of the cloth, remove the bulk of the bird dropping.
  • Repeat this process if the first wipe does not remove the visual debris entirely.
  • Fold cloth over to clean area and spray cloth once more and wipe again, as needed
  • Then one more fold, one spray on cloth, and gently buff the area.

Hubby is a big fan of Meguiar’s Automotive Care Products and Mother’s is another brand he likes.

This is a super simple and quick tip to keep your car looking its best and to help retain value. Do you spot clean your car ever? How often do you do a full wash on your car?