5 Safe Ways to Remove Bird Poop on Car

There are fewer things more aggravating than finding a bird poop stain on your car – especially after a fresh wash. Many motorists can relate to this situation, but fortunately, there are simple tricks you can do that will get your car back looking the way you want.


It’s one thing to have bird poop on the exterior of your car, but for soft top convertible drivers and those with a sunroof and a lot of bad luck, getting poop out of upholstery is a whole different story. Luckily, unscented laundry soap can help remove the mess without ruining any fabric.

-Step One: Allow the poop to dry. Wet bird poop is even more challenging to clean from upholstery.

-Step Two: Put on gloves. Use a plastic scraper to scrap the dry droppings from the fabric. Do not use metal as this could tear the upholstery.

-Step Three: Apply several drops of liquid detergent to that white chalky like substance that remains and pat with a clean, damp cloth until saturation is reached.

-Step Four: Rinse the cloth and gently scrub the area into a lather.

-Step Five: Rinse cloth and wring well, then pat area with the clean cloth.

-Step Six: Allow car to air dry – indoors if possible.

It might also make sense to carry cleaning wipes in the glove box in order to be prepared should tragedy strike again. You can find special engineered wipes made of composite bamboo fibres that area soaked in an acid-neutralizing solution.


Is there anything WD-40 can’t do? Among this product’s many uses include a penchant for removing bird poop on cars. Spray the poop and let the WD-40 do its thing and wait 30 seconds. Then gently wipe away the mess with a clean microfibre cloth or damp sponge. Once the bird poop stain on car has been removed it would be a good idea to wash your vehicle and apply a fresh coat of wax.

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The acidic characteristics of bird faces are broken down by the carbonation found in things like club soda and seltzer water. This works especially well when the bird has struck a window or windshield. Pour directly onto the stain and allow to bubble for thirty seconds, then wipe away with a clean cloth or sponge. Now rinse the area thoroughly with water. Not all carbonated drinks will work in this situation. Cola or anything high in sugar can damage your vehicle’s paint and rubber trims.

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Much like WD-40, baking soda can be used for many different purposes in many different situations. Mix together a solution of hot water and baking soda (4-5 tablespoons) in a spray bottle and shake for thirty seconds. Generously apply the solution on the bird poop and let sit for a few minutes. Wipe away, rinse the area with clean water and repeat.

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Another sure-fire way of cleaning bird poop on your car is with special designed detailer spray. These products are typically fairly cheap and can help wash more than just a bird poop stain on a car. They can also remove dried bugs, water spots, smudges, and grease marks.

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It’s never fun to walk up to your vehicle to find fresh bird poop on your car. The above guide can help motorists out of a sticky situation, but for some, their cars are like family. If you don’t want to run the risk of making the stain worse, call the experts at RedFox Detailing. If there’s one thing these guys know – it’s how to clean bird poop off cars.

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