How to Remove Dried Bird Poop on Car Windshields and Paint
If you’re not ‘lucky’ enough to catch the stain while it is still fresh, then you may find the removal process a little more difficult. Don’t worry though, it’s still possible.
It’s not a good idea to scrape at dried bird poop on cars as this can damage the paintwork or surface beneath. Instead, follow our process on how to get bird poop off cars after it has dried:
- Soften the stain with liquid. Water and club soda both work well here, but you could also dilute an all-purpose cleaner like Cif (make sure you check it is safe to use on your car first, especially if the bird poop is on a painted surface). Dampen a cloth with your chosen liquid and place it over the stain for 10-15 minutes.
- Gently remove the stain. Remove the damp cloth from the stain and spray some more of your chosen liquid directly onto the stain. Leave it for a few seconds and then wipe the area with a clean cloth. Apply a firm pressure, but do not scrub.
- Rinse the area thoroughly. Make sure that no chemicals are left behind by rinsing the area well with clean water. You may want to wipe the area with another clean cloth to help prevent streaks or watermarks – or you can use the windscreen wipers if the stain was on the glass.
And there you have it – how to remove bird poop from car exteriors without putting a finger on it. You can also keep some spare disposable gloves in your car’s boot or glove box to wear during clean-up jobs, just to be extra safe.