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Old 03-19-2009, 10:42 PM
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Help! Bee Droppings!

Not sure why I have these but there are a bunch of small poppy seed looking specs all over the hood of my X5 and I'm told they are bee droppings. Has anyone had this issue and what is the best way to get rid of them?

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Old 03-20-2009, 12:42 AM
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:49 AM
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is that what they were. i had the same thing one time. you can scratch them off with your nails, or use one of those car sponges with the netting on one size, its slightly more abrasive. not too hard. the paint should hold up just fine.

makes for a good topping on ice cream! ha, no no no.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:36 AM
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LOL. They're not bee droppings.

I've managed a carwash/detail shop for about ten years. And for about five of those, I always told my customers that these little black spots were tar, or tree sap. After finally getting fed up, I did some research.

Actually, these spots are caused from a fungus that grows in mulch. It's called "artillery fungus," because they shoot their spores up to 20ft in the air, causing them to stick to the sides of buildings, cars, and whatever else may be around.

I've found that even though these spots are organic, clay works pretty well to get them off...it just takes forever.

Here's a link for more information, even though this is in reference to them being on a house:
Artillery Fungus- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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