Bird Droppings Do Not Damage Car Paint, Study Says

All of us have often experienced the unpleasant feeling of discovering bird droppings on your car or motorcycle, and have wondered whether is that going to affect the paint job on your vehicle or not. Autoglym has conducted a research on that matter, and came to relieve us from this dilemma: bird dropping ‘acidity’ has no effect on a paintwork.

“As a result of this new research by our R&D team in Letchworth, we now understand why bird droppings are a frighteningly potent hazard to bodywork,” said Paul Caller, CEO of Autoglym.

“As bird droppings become ever more prevalent through spring and into summer, motorists must be extremely vigilant to avoid permanent damage, especially those who park their cars under trees at home or at work.  The only way to prevent the paint becoming noticeably tarnished is to carefully remove deposits as swiftly as possible,” added Caller.

This is why Autoglym’s Bird Dropping Wipes (RRP £5.25) are recommended. They come impregnated with a cleansing formulation to remove bird droppings quickly and safely.

Autoglym’s has outlined some tips for minimizing the risk of damage from bird droppings:
• Remove the deposit at the earliest opportunity
• Motorists should use a moist cloth – Autoglym’s Bird Dropping Wipes are ideal – to gently lift the deposit from the surface
• If the deposit is dry or doesn’t lift easily, place a moist cloth over it for ten minutes to soften the deposit
• Dispose of any cloth or wipe used to remove bird droppings immediately and carefully wash your hands, as bird lime can harbor diseases
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