Tree is throwing seeds on my new car!!

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  1. cincyguitarplay

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    Makes me so mad!...just washed the car...now wind is blowing seeds and leaves from old tree...it happens this time of year every year...I just need to vent!!! ughh
     
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    Tree crap now.

    Cottonwoods will start "snowing" in a month.

    Green pollen from trees are bad now as well.

    Later this summer, if it gets dry, we get grass rust on stuff.

    Even with our cars in the garage, they still get junk all over them.
     
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    Cut it down!

    That'll teach it!!

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    Burn it down. Show it who's boss.
     
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    Totally and emphatically a first world problem. Just wasting water to wash the car will get me going on a rant. Go volunteer at the local soup kitchen to get some perspective on life.
     
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    Bloody trees ! No manners at all !!!

    Why the very idea !!
     
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    Got a new white car, tree front of house was a sappy weepy tree this time of year. After 2 weeks I spent the day hand cleaning, compounding and waxing. Hood first, took hours to get it off with stuff auto parts store sold me. Then compound and wax. The elbow grese required was substantial.

    After the hood was done, so was I. Being Saturday I figured I'd do the trunk SUN. Car had a fake convertible blue styled top on the fiberglass cap, remember those?

    Sunday I get to getting, I see the hood is speckled again. So I do the trunk in about 2 hours, being much less size/area than the hood and not so under the tree where car had to be parked...

    I hit the hood again, it took the same amount of time as the first day, well damn near anyway...

    Next car was the same color as the sap of that tree I remember thinking...


    I tried something suggested to me, put some Dish Washer powder in the water you wash the car with. Still do that to this day. Near zero spots after it dries, including subsequent pollen rinse hose sessions after a few days of wash day.
     
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    What about the snowflakes?
     
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    Clean out your garage.
    Park car in garage.

    I should be a consultant. That will be five dollars.
     
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    I walked out one morning to find my burgundy Ram covered in yellow dust and my mind went to the aerial crop spraying the day before, almost lost it. But after settling down and checking the flora around me, i saw the field of goldenrod a hundred yards away and realized at a certain time of year, all that yellow gets blown elsewhere.
    1st world problem; yes. But the effort of a backyard car wash gone to mother nature is a disappointment.
     
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    You can change or the tree can change or you can change the environment.

    Change the environment - park in a garage. It can be done!

    :cool:
     
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    You can put a car in those things??? o_O


    Sometimes the choice is scratched mirror edged, or sap I suppose. My wife used to clip the right side going in/out, and has hit the door when closed more than a few times. Little hits, but the metal is paper thin and deforms and take dents easily.
     
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    buy a car cover and stop whining. or park somewhere else, this isn't unsolveable...

    Use the space between your ears for a bit, painful though it may be.
     
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    I given up washing cars. About once a year in the spring, after they've stopped salting the roads, I take it to the car wash. It's usually parked in the garage, but if tree blossoms fall on it or birds crap on it when it's out, I don't care anymore.
     
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    Don't clean the garage, big waste of time. Get a cordless leaf blower.


    That'll be 10 dollars.
     
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    Keep the tree, sell the car. Buy a used Honda Civic. You won;t care if leaves fall on it.
     
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    I 'once' adhered to a rule for almost a year. Only tires and feet of shelves allowed to touch the floor in the garage. I probably don't have to expound on the longevity of this plan...

    Take the Cannoli...
     
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    I should add, it is good that I only currently have a one car garage...

    I do manage to keep the front office/260 SF portion of my 850 SF shop well organized and semi clutter free. [relatively speaking]
     
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    Ours are 2017 & 2018. Not because we wanted new cars again. [search for my rant posts about how many time txting idiots have causes us to update cars in last 4 years]. So new enough to take care of, honeymoon period and all that.

    Plus I am retired being older than the wife and much lazier, so the 2017 has like 16k on it. So I wash them both occasionally, hers more cause she has a latent teen-age decorate the car gene still. Maybe latent is the wrong word, active?
     
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