Protection from bird Poo?

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Protection from bird Poo?

Post by searider » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:00 pm

Hi,

Have just moved house and car parking is under a large tree which seems to be full of birds who delight in crapping on the cars!

What can I best protect the paintwork with, or apply to make it easier to get the crap off?

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Re: Protection from bird Poo?

Post by nivens » Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:24 pm

A falcon?

I don't think there's much out there that protects paint from bird sh*t, it seems to burn through everything if you don't get it removed sharpish. Perhaps a wrap but I've never seen one that didn't look naff.
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Re: Protection from bird Poo?

Post by searider » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:08 pm

I guess I'll just need to keep the hose out and spray the car off each morning!
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Re: Protection from bird Poo?

Post by D6EML » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:33 pm

searider wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:08 pm
I guess I'll just need to keep the hose out and spray the car off each morning!
Get yourself an air rifle :D

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Re: Protection from bird Poo?

Post by searider » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:00 am

D6EML wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:33 pm
searider wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:08 pm
I guess I'll just need to keep the hose out and spray the car off each morning!
Get yourself an air rifle :D

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Re: Protection from bird Poo?

Post by dark_cobra » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:08 am

A clear platic wrap on the roof?
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Re: Protection from bird Poo?

Post by Meerkat » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:35 pm

We have problems with pigeons at my place of work. My company hired a bird of prey handler to come in and clear the flying rats. That did the trick for a short while. The pigeons got coy and did learn when we stopped using the Falcon and returned. Only real solution is to remove the tree.

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Re: Protection from bird Poo?

Post by BMW_120 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:46 pm

Speaking of bird poo, the other day what I assume to be the world's biggest bird family took three shits on my rear. Regret I didn't take a photo, but imagine it something like this but even nastier.

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Unfortunately though there's not really much you can do unless you remove the tree as said above.
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Re: Protection from bird Poo?

Post by searider » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:12 pm

dark_cobra wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:08 am
A clear platic wrap on the roof?
If only it were that simple.
Bonnet, front and back screens, tops of doors all cop it!
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Re: Protection from bird Poo?

Post by searider » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:13 pm

Meerkat wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:35 pm
We have problems with pigeons at my place of work. My company hired a bird of prey handler to come in and clear the flying rats. That did the trick for a short while. The pigeons got coy and did learn when we stopped using the Falcon and returned. Only real solution is to remove the tree.
I like the idea of a Falcon - but as you say the Pigeons get wise.

I quite like the tree - it gives useful shade in the afternoon.

Perhaps I'll get a good sealant on the paint and see how this goes.
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Re: Protection from bird Poo?

Post by nivens » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:16 pm

I know some of the ceramic coatings advertise guarantees against damage caused by bird poo and tree sap but i find it hard to believe they'd ever pay out if it failed and they're pricey to get applied professionally.
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Re: Protection from bird Poo?

Post by lauri » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:44 pm

Car canopy?

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Re: Protection from bird Poo?

Post by Jonw246 » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:04 pm

Carbon collective platinum paint on mine and bird muck just blasts straight off with the jetwash


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