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Old 31st October 2005, 11:45   #1
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Default How to protect car from bird droppings ?

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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Well a normal though many times impossible way is to park the car away from the wall of the building or not under any trees.
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Only and only solution. Unless you want to cut the tree
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Or buy a few cats and put them up in the tree!
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Only and only solution. Unless you want to cut the tree

but dear Rudra Sir,...in that case won't the cover get soiled ?? or are you suggesting me to choose between a soiled cover or a soiled car

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but dear Rudra Sir,...in that case won't the cover get soiled ?? or are you suggesting me to choose between a soiled cover or a soiled car

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My dear, you can wash that cover with hot water and soap but I'm yet to see someone is doing that to a car
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Hey what about putting some Bajra or rice or something like that at a place which is nearby yet far from your car..

P.S. Mods shouldn't this topic be in "Official jokes thread"?
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1. take the birds for an evening walk.
2. scatter food on top of ur car ( alright use some paper or stuff), i guess birds dont poop while they eat
3. shoooooot, or maybe crackers will do teh work
4. heard of car shed?
5. use the cover. then put some newspapers over it and weigh it with small stones/etc so that it wont fly off. next day, thrw paper away.


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Hey what about putting some Bajra or rice or something like that at a place which is nearby yet far from your car..
But thats gonna make the problem worse....

Feeding the birds and causing them to poop definitely worsens the situation.

I guess they might still come back to the same old tree which they refer to as a home or toilet seat .

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Hey adityapd, How about taking some tips from the Fiesta girl?!
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According to a study conducted on 1,760 cars by researchers at University of Bristol, white cars were preferred 60:40 over black by birds. See http://www.birdwatchersdigest.com/si...hite_cars.aspx if you don't believe me!

So, the solution is elementary Dr Watson... paint your car black...
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Hey adityapd, How about taking some tips from the Fiesta girl?!
and get your backside plastered by bird droppings ??
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Get a falcon and fly it every other day. Most birds are scared of falcons (and other birds of prey like hawks) and will not go in their territory. They use falcons in football grounds etc to scare pigeons.
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Get a falcon and fly it every other day. Most birds are scared of falcons (and other birds of prey like hawks) and will not go in their territory. They use falcons in football grounds etc to scare pigeons.
Wow! Since falcons prey on snakes, leave some snakes (not snacks, mind you!) over your car...

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in that case won't the cover get soiled ?? or are you suggesting me to choose between a soiled cover or a soiled car

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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.
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