Classic Car Care Tips: When Birds Strike

Posted by Steve White on Oct 24, 2013

We’ve all been there – you just finished washing, polishing and waxing your car, and you’d been putting it off for a while. It looks amazing, and you’re glad you made it a priority to make your “baby” look beautiful again.

You’re putting your car back in the garage when all of a sudden, bird droppings hit the hood of your beloved classic beauty. What do you do?

You’re in the right place for classic car care tips, and bird droppings strike everyone’s car once in a while. The main problem is that birds commonly use gravel to digest their food, and this gravel is a main component of the droppings you desperately want off your car.

Try this: No salt seltzer water is a must-have for every classic car owner, and we recommend keeping a bottle of it in your trunk for these types of emergencies. A quick shake will give you a forceful water blast that should clean the stain off, as long as you catch it right away.

If that doesn’t work, you might need to invest in paint polish. Hopefully, after a little rubbing, you’ll have gotten rid of any evidence that a bird used your car for target practice.

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