How to Quickly and Safely Remove Bird Droppings

cleaning hood of car

You just cleaned your car. You washed, dried, and waxed the outside, vacuumed and wiped down the inside, and even scrubbed the rims. You take it for a spin to the grocery store, but when you come back to your car, there’s a large white smudge on the hood from a fly-by attack.


Bird droppings are not only visually appealing, but they can also damage the paint on your car. Bird droppings are acidic, meaning that when they land on your car’s surface, they can begin to burn the paint and the protective coating. The longer the bird droppings remain, the greater the damage, so the most important thing to remember is that time is of the essence. We’ve put together a few tips to help you get rid of bird droppings and save the paint on your car!


Specialized Wipes

There are wipes designed to remove bird poop from cars. They contain a blend of chemicals that will neutralise the droppings and stop them from damaging your paint.


Club Soda

Club soda not only helps remove stains from clothes, but it also can clean bird droppings off of a car’s paint. Spray some on the affected area, leave it for a few minutes, then rinse away with water.


If you’re not “lucky” enough to catch the droppings while they’re still fresh, it may take you a few extra steps to remove them. DO NOT try to scrape away at the droppings as this can cause damage to the paint on your car. Follow these steps to remove the droppings.

  1. Soften with Liquid – Soak a cloth in water or club soda and place it on the droppings for 10-15 minutes.
  2. Gently Remove the Droppings – Remove the cloth and spray the droppings with more water. Let it sit for a few seconds and then wipe the area with a clean cloth. You should apply firm pressure but don’t scrub.
  3. Rinse Area Thoroughly – Rinse the area well with clean water and then use a dry cloth to prevent streaks or watermarks.


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