How do you remove bird poop stains on car paint?

What can I do to remove bird poop stains from my car paint? A flock of birds totally bombed my car the other day, and everything was already crusted on by the time I found out.

Answer
Bird poop is one of nature’s great nuisances—especially for car owners! Nobody wants a bird poop stained car. Luckily, you can easily remove the stains with baking soda! Here’s how:
  • First, mix together four to five tablespoons of baking soda and some hot water in a spray bottle.
  • Shake the bottle vigorously for 30 seconds to thoroughly mix the solution, then spray it on the crusty bird poop stains.
  • Let the mixture sit for several minutes.
  • Rinse the area clean with fresh water.
  • Wipe the surface dry.
  • If any bird poop residue remains, repeat this process.
Hopefully, your car is now dropping-free! Remember, bird poop is acidic and can actually cause damage to your paint job if you leave it for long enough. Make sure to take care of any mess as soon as possible to avoid any real damage.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Nov 20, 2021
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