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Silver Smudger

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As the title - One of the local cats has decided that the roof of my car is a nice place to sit and catch the sun and I am really concerned about damage to the soft-top from its claws (as a former cat owner with many claw-holes in clothing) - Is there any cat- (and car-) safe product that will dissuade him and get him, and other local cats, to leave my car alone?

I am hoping for some sort of spray that cats really don't like the smell of, but is undetectable / inoffensive to humans, or similar solutions - Not going to go to these lengths !

Efbe

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54 months

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water pistol/hose

Big E 118

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57 months

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I bought one of those ultrasonic deterrents from Homebase and it worked amazingly well. The cat never set foot on my car again!

Silver Smudger

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Big E 118 said:
I bought one of those ultrasonic deterrents from Homebase and it worked amazingly well. The cat never set foot on my car again!
Do you mean one of these? Link Certainly cheaper than a new roof if it works, thank you.

Silver Smudger

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Efbe said:
water pistol/hose
yes, problem is that it happens when I am not watching the car...
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Big E 118

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Silver Smudger said:
Do you mean one of these? Link Certainly cheaper than a new roof if it works, thank you.
Yep, that's the one.

Efbe

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Silver Smudger said:
yes, problem is that it happens when I am not watching the car...
it does only work if you see them, but I find getting them once usually puts them off coming back.

sinizter

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Pee on it ... The soft-top, not the cat. Apparently it keeps them away.

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hman

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Scat mat. (about £40) these can be left out in the rain but need to be dried out (or siliconed to make water tight)

check the video, and maniacal laughter


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNnQoVKtbFI


or this one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqcuAlzwd_Y

blueheron

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33 months

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Citronella oil and mix a few drops with water in a glass pump bottle (50ml or so). Just shake and then squirt where the cat sits. They don't like the smell. Do not squirt it AT the cat!

Just be careful of rubber/plastic areas on the car. I had my mixture in a plastic pump bottle to begin with and it ate the thread/neck of the bottle!

Another option that apparently works (I haven't tried yet) is cayenne pepper and water mix.

hman

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ha ha ha - I think you should make that suggestion on the car detailling section of this forum and see how many seizures occur.

If it rots the rubber of a bottle imagine what it does to the wax coat/window rubbers/wipers/plastics LOOOOOOOOL

Composite Guru

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Chilli powder sprinkled on the ground around the car.

Cats paws are quite sensitive and they can feel the burning sensation though them. They only have to come around and get caught a couple of time then they get the message.

You obviously need to re-apply after rain but you can buy big cartons of the stuff from costco cheaply.

sinizter

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blueheron said:
Citronella oil and mix a few drops with water in a glass pump bottle (50ml or so). Just shake and then squirt where the cat sits. They don't like the smell. Do not squirt it AT the cat!

Just be careful of rubber/plastic areas on the car. I had my mixture in a plastic pump bottle to begin with and it ate the thread/neck of the bottle!

Another option that apparently works (I haven't tried yet) is cayenne pepper and water mix.
Would drops of said oil work on a lawn area ?

hman

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well the grass would be fked!

sinizter

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hman said:
well the grass would be fked!
Really ? Just seems to be a lemongrass oil extract ...
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