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Old 30th November 2008, 01:34   #16
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An unfortunate incident - while lazily cruising at around 80 kmph, I noticed, a little too late, that the road was carpet bombed with cow dung. As my rotten luck would have it, ALL my four wheels made that sickening squish.

I immediately pulled over to inspect the damage - it was a horrifying experience. The dung was wet and the stench was thick. Apart from the lower half of the body, the mud-flaps/underbody was covered with the stuff.

Do I need to water clean the underbody? Is dung harmful? I had had a cleaning job done last weekend and dont want to go through the experience again if avoidable.
agreed! a very technical issue!!! lol!

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Thanks guys, will get it cleaned at a petrol pump then.

faithless, it smelt so bad and powerful, maybe it CAN eat away metal and cause corrosion!

Gobar gas is a powerful fuel and cows release half the CO2 for global warming! I'm a bit scared!
relax my friend. cow dung is the last thing you should be afraid off while driving in mumbai! lol!

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What's wrong with you man, I came running to the thread thinking someone attacked you with dung cakes!

Dung is not harmful by far. It's wonderful actually. If the stench was thick, it might not be dung and you might have run over a large pile of steaming ...

See ya pal!
sam and his original ones.. ROFL~!

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Old 30th November 2008, 06:53   #17
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Repeated driving through cow dung will form a protective underbody layer and will seal and protect you vehicle underside. This will also provide better sound insulation. Do not wash it off as you will lose the benefits of cow dung underbody sealant.
You know cow dung is supposed to have healing and purifying properties as per ancient shastra! But one needs to make sure that the dung belongs to a cow and not a bull
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Old 30th November 2008, 07:01   #18
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Mods this thread needs a Suitable Header

As Sam has already said
DUNG ATTACK is misleading:
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Old 30th November 2008, 13:10   #19
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How much dung this Dung attack has generated here... Now the bovines too can claim to have secured a place here on TBHP.
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In the rural villages cow dug is used to make the floor and walls. I recently passed many villages brimming over with cows and cow dung. The specimen or the smell (fortunately) which got crunched under the rubber did not penetrate into the cabin; when doors were open, they seemed neutral in odour; I was driving too fast to check consistancy.

It is reported to be a good sealant, roach retardant (they are pretty particular about smell) and protective agent going by age-old logic and should be OK for underbody protection. However after making sure the underbody is coverd with this stuff, a bit of tinkering by way of spraying it with after-shave lotion / perfume or some such treatment would give it a better cosmetic appeal.

In the event that it is found to be highly obnoxious smelling, it may be washed off with a high pressure water pump. Under examination if found labile and obnoxious, a little bit of scrapping with some shap edged article may be effective.

The specimen you see to have passed over could have been discharged by a bovine with Gastro-enteritis, amoebiasis or giardiasis. These diseases are reported to produce loads of foul smelling gases / discharges described in the specimen.

Best course of action would be to stay-off it.

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Old 30th November 2008, 15:10   #21
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and i thought we were just talking about cow dung
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Lol. This thread is awesome.

I have noticed 2 varieties of dung. One is semi solid and like a cake and the other is a splatter variety.
Semi solid means the cow has good nutrition of natural fibers and has a good stomach.

The splatter variety is when the bovine is fed lots of Feed which helps increase milk production but the cow ends up with a bad tummy due to which it sings the song Ruk Jaa O dildeewaani....and there goes a huge Phat!!
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Old 30th November 2008, 15:28   #23
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one question here is, can dung contribute to corrosion if left unattended.
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Old 30th November 2008, 15:55   #24
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depends on where you leave it. if left in the place where it originated, it might lead to consequences worse than corrosion. this thread is an absolute RIOT!
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ramkya1 : I recently passed many villages brimming over with (cows and) cow dung.
I hope your Scorp did not get stuck there. During those times, did you ever feel the need for a 4x4 ?

But then, I think the local tractors would have been able to pull you out if you had got stuck in one of these villages.
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ramkya1 :.. a bit of tinkering by way of spraying it with after-shave lotion / perfume or some such treatment would give it a better cosmetic appeal.
Is this a DIY or does this need the attention of a specialist ?

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ramkya1 : The specimen you see to have passed over could have been discharged by a bovine with Gastro-enteritis, amoebiasis or giardiasis. These diseases are reported to produce loads of foul smelling gases / discharges described in the specimen.


Ramky, how could you do this ?! I never expected this from you !!
tut, tut.

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maddy42 : I have noticed 2 varieties of dung. One is semi solid and like a cake and the other is a splatter variety.
Semi solid means the cow has good nutrition of natural fibers and has a good stomach.
Since we are getting into technicalities, a clarification is called for. The semi-solid type belongs to a cow / bull. The splatter type variety belongs to buffaloes.

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What's wrong with you man, I came running to the thread thinking someone attacked you with dung cakes!

Dung is not harmful by far. It's wonderful actually. If the stench was thick, it might not be dung and you might have run over a large pile of steaming ...

See ya pal!
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Well condor: Not necessarily. This is more to do with the type of diet then the class of bovines.
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Well, maddy .. having been exposed sufficiently well & long to rural India, I should know a thing or two about them. I have often handled these fine animals myself.
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@ Condor, your questions in bold:

"I hope your Scorp did not get stuck there. During those times, did you ever feel the need for a 4x4 ?"

No. Because the stuff was more of the fibery variety, indicating that the bovines were feeding off natural stock found around the there and was well sprinkled with hard bio-degradable mass. This was not the quick-sandy material which would result in loss of traction.

Is this a DIY or does this need the attention of a specialist ?

It's a simple DIY KIT, even your day-do-day AXE would more be more than sufficient. Of course, you would have to test the obnoxity of the specimen to decide the amount of spraying needed.

Ramky, how could you do this ?! I never expected this from you !! tut, tut.

What I said is scientifically true: Giardiasis and Amoebiasis does produce foul smelling ****. In fact the Vet asks the farmer the usual question: "does it smell?" .

Since we are getting into technicalities, a clarification is called for. The semi-solid type belongs to a cow / bull. The splatter type variety belongs to buffaloes.

This is news indeed, something new learned and stored. A whole new world of learning is opened up with the thread!!!!

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Where exactly is this road which was covered in dung ? ummm.. make that 'Fresh' dung. Make sure to drive thru this stretch at least twice a day. This way your underbody would be coated with that stuff, and you wouldn't have to get it damped.

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