Bird poop is not only unappealing to look at, did you know it can do major damage to the paintwork on your vehicle? Here are four reasons to clean bird droppings off your car as soon as possible,
- It Can Eat Through Your Paint in as Little As 48 Hours
The main reason it’s important to remove bird droppings from your car quickly is that it starts to damage your paint right away and can eat away your clear coat in as little as 48 hours. The sooner you clean it off, the better.
- Bird Droppings Are Acidic
Bird droppings contain acid that will erode through your clear coat of paint first, then eventually, all the way through to the metal. The longer time they are left there, the worse the damage will be.
- Bird Poop Can Contain Gravel
Some birds swallow gravel to help them digest their food. The gravel does not get broken down in their system, so it ends up in their poop, making it abrasive and damaging to your vehicles paintwork. When cleaning poop off your car, be careful not to drag it across the paint as this will only cause further damage.
- They Can Leave ‘Dimples’ on Your Car
When we say that bird poop can do damage to your car, we really mean it! Not only does it eat into your paint and leave unsightly marks, it can eat as much as 2mils into the metal underneath leaving ‘dimples’ or dints on your car that are much more difficult to repair than simply the paint.
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