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Old 04-03-2001, 11:10 AM   #1
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Here is a questions for anyone out there that has had a cat issue with thier car. Is there anything you know of besides just kicking the *******s that will keep cats off your car? Normaly it wouldn't be that big of deal, but I have a convertible, and I keep thinking that if the thing puts its claws out, it will go through my top. So, tow part question.
1. Can they damage my top?
2. Any insight (other than the obviouse build a garage) on how to keep them off the car?

Any help would be appreciated, by me, and my neighbor who could find himself short one cat pretty soon.
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Old 04-03-2001, 01:13 PM   #2
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Get a big *** dog, ha, ha! Sorry had to do that.

Seriously though, check with the pet stores maybe you can get something that cats don't like to smell but that us humans can live with.
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Old 04-03-2001, 01:17 PM   #3
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Yes they can damage your car. I would go to a pet shop too...or maybe moth balls.....or how about a tarp over the top at night. Typically over $400 for a new top and sometimes more with back window too, so I would spend a few bucks to protect it. Maybe you could help the cat find a new home, 5 miles south of you.
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Old 04-03-2001, 02:52 PM   #4
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Yeah, I have heard the mothball thing, may try that. Where do you put them? I don't want that stink to get on my top and stagnate. I am thinking of a supersoaker, or a red rider bb gun!! Teach dem pesky varments a lessin!!! Really, I will check the pet store here, and perhaps do some research on the internet as well. Anyone who has succesfuly solved this problem, or just wants to pick on cats, feel free to keep replying. Darn critters!!
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Old 04-03-2001, 05:13 PM   #5
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1. Cats do not like the smell of moth balls, but how would you keep them on your top with out them being blown off with a breeze?

2. you can take the cat and find it a new home, like the above post said..

3. you can always antifreeze it, but if you get caught, Big trouble with animal control and the courts..

4.. i think i would go with number two solution, find the cat a new home away from your car...
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Old 04-03-2001, 05:15 PM   #6
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I have had a similar problem, except the cats in my neighborhood where doing there business in the planter next to my front door(what a lovely smell). So I called the local dog pound (County animal control) and they drooped off a cat trap. It worked great!!!! But I would recommend that you do what we did and let your neighbors know, that they should call the pound if Fluffy disappears.
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Old 04-03-2001, 05:24 PM   #7
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Being a pet owner, and owner of a few cars, I'd opt for the super soaker thing. House cats hate water, and especially when they are hit with it. Besides your top the other thing to look out for is your paint. Sand on their paws will give you that wet sanded look. You always can't get a shot off at then though. Any strong smelling chemical like amonia will also make them back off if you can spray it around without doing damage to anything.
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Old 04-03-2001, 06:40 PM   #8
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i had that prob too...i put one of those big mothball type things that comes sonnected to a hanger on my roof in a plastic bag with a bunch of holes in the top...this way it will stink but wont stink up your rag top
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Old 04-03-2001, 06:41 PM   #9
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get rid of the cat... antifreeze they love that
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Old 04-03-2001, 07:08 PM   #10
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get rid of the cat... antifreeze they love that
with antifreeze you just claim he sucked it out of the car while he was laying there and noone will be the wiser

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Old 04-03-2001, 10:33 PM   #11
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I would ONLY use the antifreeze as a very last resort, poisioning them with antifreeze is a very slow and a suffering death for any animal.. besides antifreeze kills them threw kidney failure
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Old 04-03-2001, 10:41 PM   #12
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I prefer the "soooo much wax they slip off method" myself.

Just kidding. But I have the same problem, only its my cat that does it. He alwayse waits till the night after I wash my car to walk all over it. I don't think there is any real good way... I do tarp it, but when I come home for 5 minutes to pick something up, I walk back outside, and there he is..

He knows I get mad too, becasue as soon as he sees me, he jumps off.

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Old 04-03-2001, 11:05 PM   #13
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OK cats...hate them. But killing them may solve a temporary problem but could open a whole new world of problems for you. Have you discussed this with your neighbor? Contact the local pound and you can get a trap for free I believe. If this doesen't correct the problem with your neighbor having to pay to get their cat back then time for a dirt nap rather than abondon the cat in the middle of nowhere. I got a big Dog and now none of my neighbors have cats! He was tied up on my property so nothing could be done. My 2 cents.
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Old 04-03-2001, 11:52 PM   #14
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i was kidding on the antifreeze thing. but it is just a cat. Wouldn't recomend it unless its a stray cat.

Try the talk to the neighbor thing first.

but again, its just a cat
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Old 04-04-2001, 12:04 AM   #15
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I also have cats and FL_stang could just do like i did, i just went and bought me a good car cover, cats didn't like the car cover because it would move around when they jumped on my car so they now stay off my car.. and i do agree it's better that a dirt nap
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