Bird droppings are a car’s worst enemy. They’re acidic and will corrode the car’s paint job, leaving a brownish discoloration. Fortunately, there are ways to clean bird poop off your car.
How do bird droppings damage car paint?
Bird droppings are acidic and contain uric acid. When bird droppings dry and harden on the car’s surface, it will start to corrode the paint job or leave permanent discoloration. Bird poop contains dulling chemicals that when it comes into contact with your car’s paint job will lead to a silverish shine.
How can you remove bird poop from your car?
Removing bird poop is not as difficult as you may think. Most car owners have tried cleaning out bird poop from their vehicles. However, most of them have failed because they do not know how to properly remove bird poop from car paint.
There are three methods you can use to remove bird poop from your car. The first method is the cheapest and easiest way to clean bird poop off your car. The second method is the least effective but still effective. The third method is the most effective and the most expensive.
1. How to remove bird poop from your car using baking soda
The first way to remove bird poop from your car is by using baking soda, dishwashing liquid, and a toothbrush. This method is the fastest and cheapest way to remove bird poop from your car.
What you will need: baking soda (2 tablespoons), dishwashing liquid, toothbrush, warm water, spray bottle, and paper towel.
Mix the baking soda and the dishwashing liquid (just a few drops) in a bottle. Then fill the bottle with warm water. Spray the mixture on the affected area where bird poop is present. Use your toothbrush to scrub off the poop until it comes off. Rinse off the residue using your spray bottle of warm water.
2. How to remove bird poop from your car using WD-40
The second way to remove bird poop from your car is by using WD-40. This method will take longer but is more effective.
What you will need: WD-40, clean cloths, and a spray bottle.
Just spray WD-40 on the affected areas and let it sit for about a minute to break through the substances, then rinse and wipe it off.
3. How to remove bird poop from your car windshield using carbonated water
Carbonated water like soda can be used to clean bird droppings not only from car paint but also car windshields.
What you will need: club soda
After your windshield is washed, shake up two or three cans of soda (soda or carbonated water). Pour the soda on the bird droppings that had dried on your windshield. Let the soda sit there for a few minutes to help loosen up the dried bird poop then scrub with a paper towel to remove. Be careful not to spray too much soda near electrical wires because it may short circuit them.
4. How to remove bird poop from your car using lemon juice or vinegar
The combination of lemon juice/vinegar with a normal glass cleaner will make a perfect solution to wash off bird poop from the car.
What you will need: glass cleaner and vinegar/ lemon juice
Mix the glass cleaner with a bit of vinegar and/or lemon juice together and stir. Spray the mixture on the affected areas. The acidic in the vinegar and lemon juice make the bird poop loosen up and make it easier to remove. And the glass cleaner will help to clean the areas perfectly.
Note: Vinegar smells unpleasant so don’t put too much of it.
If you put too much lemon juice, the high amount of acid in the mixture can cause discoloration.
Bird droppings are acidic and will corrode your car’s paint job unless you know how to remove bird poop from car paint. So be careful not to let the bird droppings stay on your car for too long. If you follow the methods above, you will be able to clean the acidic bird dropping off effectively and easily.