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Old 07-03-2009, 11:34 AM   #1
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How to keep CATS off your FREAKING car?!?

I've had it!!!

That stupid cat is scratching the SH!T out of my hood. Waxed the car yesterday, apparently he jumped on it last night, found it slippery and used his claws to hang on... then repeated that about 6-7times.

I can't take it anymore. This close to killing it. Wish my dog was still alive to eat the damn thing.

Please, ANY ideas to keep a cat from using your car as a lookout perch would be appreciated.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:37 AM   #2
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22 should do the trick



On a more rational level.... is it your cat or a neighbors
If it is someone else's, take pics of the cat on your car, and tell the neighbors they will have to pay for the fix

Their car, their responsibility, however you need proof
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:38 AM   #3
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Hook up some live 110V to your hood. He'll only do it once more.

A second approach is to try and train the cat to jump on your hood. They usually end up doing the opposite of what you want when they think you're trying to train them.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:50 AM   #4
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:51 AM   #5
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:55 AM   #6
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Get one of these to guard your car:

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Old 07-03-2009, 11:56 AM   #7
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22 should do the trick



On a more rational level.... is it your cat or a neighbors
If it is someone else's, take pics of the cat on your car, and tell the neighbors they will have to pay for the fix

Their car, their responsibility, however you need proof
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If you ever see the cat though, just shoot him with a really powerful water gun... Used to do it when cats jumped on my old e36, and they NEVER got on it again.
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I hate how dogs need to be on a leash but not Cats?

are they stupid.
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Old 07-03-2009, 11:59 AM   #9
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If you ever see the cat though, just shoot him with a really powerful water gun... Used to do it when cats jumped on my old e36, and they NEVER got on it again.
water gun?

um............... a water gun?
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water gun?

um............... a water gun?
it actually works, even if u want a dog to stop barking, just spray water at them.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:08 PM   #11
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Have you considered not making the hood so shiny ?

My neighbour's cat and its little buddies always like to sit on my door mat to guard my car on the driveway. Occasionally it would leave muddy patrol paw prints on my hood, but never a scratch. Whenever I had the hood open, it would come stand next to me on two hind legs and look over my engine to diagnose potential engine problems. Since the cat has far better hearing than I, it could detect problems where I could not. Rather than suing or shooting the cat, I recommend building up a good working relationship with it. We don't want mice chewing on your vacuum hoses now, do we ? Thanks to the cat, I never ever had a vacuum leak because of unexpected holes appearing on the hoses.

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Maybe mod your hood with non-skid strips. I haven't seen it done before.
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Old 07-03-2009, 12:15 PM   #13
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get an old ford coil and hook it to the battery and "charge" the hood. The cat will only do it once! To all the PETA folks - IT DOESN'T LEAVE LASTING DAMAGE... ONLY A LASTING MEMORY!
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Have you considered not making the hood so shiny ?

My neighbour's cat and its little buddies always like to sit on my door mat to guard my car on the driveway. Occasionally it would leave muddy patrol paw prints on my hood, but never a scratch. Whenever I had the hood open, it would come stand next to me on two hind legs and look over my engine to diagnose potential engine problems. Since the cat has far better hearing than I, it could detect problems where I could not. Rather than suing or shooting the cat, I recommend building up a good working relationship with it. We don't want mice chewing on your vacuum hoses now, do we ? Thanks to the cat, I never ever had a vacuum leak because of unexpected holes appearing on the hoses.


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+1 on charging the hood! Set up a video camera too. Video footage gets you rep points from me!!

I just keep mine in the garage most of the time...
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I think they make some kind of repelant at petcco. Or you can pee on your car and as long as you are domimant male it should stay away.
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Wow, awesome suggestions so far!

Keep 'em coming!

I like the charging my hood idea, but would rather not risk any more damage to the car (especially electrical).

Unfortunately, its my stupid cat. And I hate cats.

I figured I'd try some petco spray or something. Doubt that will work and don't want to further damage the paint either.
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