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Keeping animals off your car

Ok I have a very big dillema. I have 7 cats and 2 dogs. The dogs are not so much the problem as they can not really climb on top of the car. But the cats (all 7 of them) climb on top of my car and get dirt, hair, and cat prints all over it. Not to mention the scratches![:(!]Im ready to hook up a device to shock the little bast@|2ds! This however would not fly so are there any other ways you guys protect against animal damage. I would buy a car cover however its kind of a hassle to put on and take off every time you drive the car! Please Help This is going to be the death of my car!
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RE: Keeping animals off your car

Try spraying salt on the edges of your hood, etc. After a couple of attempts, the cats should stop climbing your car. (Albeit salt is not good on a car if it's gonna rain!!) Alternatively, get a windex sprayer full of water and spray them when they get on your car. Eventually they'll get the message.
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When you pull in the garage...

lock the animals inside the car.

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RE: Keeping animals off your car

My doggy is about 110 lbs. and loves jumping on everyone's cars when they pull into the driveway. He has put dents into our vehicles (none of mine) with his tail, and put scratches in my boyfriend's black 530i (which he wasn't too happy about). I wouldn't consider your pets' hair on your car too big a problem. lol... [:I]

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I think that dog would have a bullet with his name on it if that happened to my car!!

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i totally agree!
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RE: Keeping animals off your car

Okay, I have three cats and have had this problem before. The best way to deal with this is through classic conditioning. This means you should "condition" your cats to remember that jumping up on your car can be a bad idea. The best way that I have seen is a friend of mine laid strips of duct tape sticky side up. When the cat jumped up and got tangled in the tape, he never jumped up again. However, this may not work if your car is sitting out in hot sunlight or rain. So your alternative would be to use something that your cats are afraid of every time they jump up there. Because cats are simple minded little bast@2#s, this may be time consuming and obnoxious.
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