Bird Droppings: Danger from Above

Our auto body shop in Seattle probably doesn’t need to tell you about how a regular car wash can do wonders to preserve your car finish. Periodically getting rid of the dirt and grime clinging to your vehicle prevents wear and enhances your paint’s ability to resist the elements. However, there are bigger threats to your paint job that should not be ignored, chief among these being bird droppings.

Bird droppings are highly acidic. The longer they remain on your car, the more they are able to eat into your paint and compromise your finish. If they get deep enough, they can leave behind scars that will require a sanding and repainting to repair. Therefore, if you notice any birds leaving their mark on your paint job, don’t wait until your regular car washing time to clear it away.