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Get Bird Poop and Tree Sap Off Your Car

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Trees and wildlife can wreak havoc on your car.

Here’s what to do…

Don’t let sticky sap cake on—clean it off your car as soon as possible. Slather the sap with mayonnaise, and let it sink in for a few minutes. Then rub the mayo and sap off with a soft, clean cloth. Finish the job by washing the car.

Bird droppings contain harsh acids that can burn through your car’s paint. The secret to cleaning up—and saving your car’s exterior—is to take action as soon as you spot the plop. Pour some seltzer or club soda on the droppings, and let it bubble up. Once the bubbling stops, wipe the area clean with soft, lint-free cloth.

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Source: Joan Wilen and Lydia Wilen are health investigators based in New York City who have spent decades collecting "cures from the cupboard." They are authors of Bottom Line's Treasury of Home Remedies & Natural Cures and Bottom Line's Household Magic and of the free e-letter Household Magic Daily Tips Date: July 21, 2015 Publication: Bottom Line's Household Magic
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