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Old 9th April 2009, 18:28   #31
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My suggestions

1. Hook up a scarecrow to your car, that should scare the crap out of the bird..but heck thats what we are trying to avoid isnt it.. maybe make your scarecrow scary that any bird in the process of crappin will scare the crap back into the bird.

2. Hire some tribal folks as your bodyguards or maybe few of veerappans ex associates i believe are jobless rite now, maybe you can try your luck wid them.

3. Play some background scores of RGV's horror flicks, that should give the birds the heart attack.

4. Put yeti's photo on the roof of your car, and the entire city will be void of birds from then on. But on the other hand you might have aircraft passengers jumpin out of the aircrafts too..hmm..and we dont want that to happen do we..so we will keep the yeti plan as the last resort.

5. Watch out for the early bird, coz he gets the first worm..and he is the one who is goin to crap first.

6. get someone to crap in the birdie's nest, now that ought to teach them pesky crappers a lesson.
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Old 10th April 2009, 00:25   #32
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Wink Waht an IDEA BHpians!!

I told you this topic was far too interesting for just a few pics- so here's more- from a vision I got in the afternoon.

First off is the cacta-top car with the cacta-spoil at the rear. This makes you eco friendly, and also a REAL 'pain in the butt'!





Next up - importing a red indian chief from the U.S, this works out because he'd have already sold off his feathered hat as a souvenier to maurading tourists, and in these times of recession You'd be supporting him as well- just remember to give him a board saying "Am missing a few feathers" or "Will shoot for food" or something like that. Oh and a firearm , or if you can't afford that- a bow & arrow might suffice.






You could also help the poor circus animals by buying one of the elephants that regulary do handstands, and if you've indeed fed him horsegram in the morning, you are safe from the flying menaces for the rest of the day. Just remember to bolster up your roof with titanium so that it doesn't crack.






Ever get that feeling that youngsters nowadays don't have the helping mentality?- well.. get your sonny boy some videos of Bruce lee doing his stuff (as perks for studying of course) and the next time you make a trip, you can fulfill his age old desire to ride on the roof of the car (again on the deal that he kicks the living daylight of any flying fiends)





Skunks have been the preferred weapons to drive away enemies in a non-violent manner in the North U.S, and its time you asked your no-good techie buddy to smuggle one back to india for an experiment!






After all this- remember to roll down your window next time you park right alongside a XYLo - and ask "Does YOUR car have THIS??"
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Old 10th April 2009, 11:21   #33
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Wowzie!- I think the ideas are starting to peter out.. so I guess its now the turn of other members to chip in..
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Old 10th April 2009, 11:32   #34
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Lol Ascertain. The cactus thing will work for birdies who do their thing after perching atop a car. Most of them I know drop em whilst airborne.
However, it will certainly work for drivers who drive at an uncomfortable distance behind.

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Old 10th April 2009, 11:36   #35
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Smile heh heh

Pervez- I guess thats where the hand-stand jumbo comes in- to blow away the culprits in the air..
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Old 12th April 2009, 10:29   #36
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Does NO one else have any inputs for this post?.. come on.. don your thinking caps and lets roll!
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I just thought one could park this way...
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You should get a teflon coating done for the car cover. And then give a 3M coat to protect the teflon, which should then be protected by a layer of wax, shrink-wrap that to protect the wax, give a clear coat of paint over that protect the shrink, wrap the whole thing in clear polythene sheet...

FIND ANOTHER PLACE TO PARK! If thats not possible, travel to work in an autorickshaw. Buy one if you have to.
LOL!

Most birds are edible. Invite the TBHP gang over for a BBQ they will eat every damn bird in the neighbourhood. A thrashed home can be written off as minor collateral damage for a good cause (well fed TBHPians).

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Old 20th July 2009, 12:06   #39
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There is a cruel but very effective way. I have seen it adopted in some orchards to protect the fruits on trees. What they do is kill one of the most troublesome birds/squirrels with a catapult and hang it from a tree. This will effectively keep the others away for a few days. Then it will have to be repeated again.

I don't think anybody will have the heart to do this. I certainly can't.
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hey there,

Wonder how many of you over here have faced a similar problem ?

Offlate i have been facing this issue of my car being smeared with bird droppings all over on account of my parking space being under the tree in the building.

Its not a very nice site to see especially since the car is back with a nice polish coat after the monsoons.

Is a car cover the ONLY solution to this niggling problem ? or are there any other alternatives which some of you might have used ...pls let me know


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At the outset, I am sorry I cant stop laughing reading this thread.

I had seen a feature once where they tested the most probable colors on cars that birds tend to poop on. The darker colors got the most number of hits.

I am sure if your cover is white, it gets less abused. Do let me know.
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A bird can create one of the most damaging “natural disasters” to a car’s paint – its droppings. Bird’s ka ka (as its spelled in the Urban Dictionary), is highly acidic, and the longer you leave it on your paint, the more damage it will cause. If you try to wipe a bird’s ka ka off, even with a wet towel, you can scratch the paint. You see our friend the bird, uses gravel to digest their food, and this grit is one of the major components of what you will be wiping into your paint. Ouch!

Source:Classic Car Care Tip - Removing Bird Droppings
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Old 11th November 2009, 21:07   #42
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best way to get rid of droppings without damaging your car is wipe it off as soon as it drops.
another way is pour water over the spot and wait 2-3 mins then wipe off using a wet cloth.
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The Punto manual talks of the acidic nature of bird droppings and the damage it can have on paint.
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I too was facing this problem a while back and nothing seemed to help!

Tried my airgun by firing off a few warning shots, but they(pigeons) just fly away and then take a U-turn and are back on the tree within 10 seconds from firing the shot !

Eventually, 'trimmed' down the tree a lil' too much!
no prob since then!

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I too was facing this problem a while back and nothing seemed to help!

Tried my airgun by firing off a few warning shots, but they(pigeons) just fly away and then take a U-turn and are back on the tree within 10 seconds from firing the shot !
I once used a real gun and the Pigeons took a G-Turn (turn towards the God) and never came back.
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