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#1 swaylight

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:34 PM

Hi All,

 

New to the forum, so a quick hello :D

 

Right as my title suggests CATS!!!!

 

Does anyone know of a good way to keep them away from your pride and joy (car) lol

 

Basically moved into a house a few months back, Girlfriends golf 1.6 has always been on the drive and we know there are around 4 Cats that seem to have taken a liking to our garden. My girlfriends car has had it's fair amount of scratches added by passes by and a hit and drive a while back in a pub car park with no cameras.... well none that was recording....

 

so we've not really bothered about looking for any new ones....

 

However i recently brought myself a mk4 golf 1.8t gti, i came back today to find 2 cats sat on it. After attempting to get out the car quietly they jumped and ran. Upon inspection I've got about 5 scratches in 1 day, some look like they have tried to use the front arches to climb, some look like they used the car to jump off. 

 

My question, is there any way of keeping them away from the car? It took me 6 months to track down the model i wanted in decent condition for a cat(s) to just use it as a climbing frame.... 

 

Before anyone mentions it i know who the cats belong to (crazy cat lady next door) however going round and mentioning it, just gave me a mouthful of they are cats and they will do what they want... I only advised that they have already clawed my MK2 golf which was in repair, but now needs a paint job with the deep scratches. 

 

Anyways i've gone on long enough now. but i'm sure you can all understand my pain. 

 

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:39 PM

There are sonic noise thing to scare them not tried as i have my own cats. they dont like moth balls or orange / lemon peel.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:53 PM

De-cat?  :facepalm:

 

Sorry

 

Those super sonic things are good though


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:05 PM

It's not the orange lemon peel but the citrus smell itself. Anyway, the lady is right, cats will do what they want. Get used to it, by the way I haven't seen cats scratching cars. Are you sure it's not neighbors doing that?


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:12 PM

HI All,

 

Thanks for the suggestions.

 

I've seen the sonic things, but a friend of mine mention his next door neighbour got some and my friends cat never came home... so i wouldn't like to do that to the neighbour however much the cats annoy me. 

 

I'll try out the citrus sent. wondering if i could put some in a container around the wheels with a few holes in so it doesn't get blown away or look like i'm using my car as a compost heap lol. 

 

I'm pretty much sure it's the cats catching them sat on the car and the fact my car is so far up the drive it's basically in the back garden. So no where near neighbours or passes by.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:13 PM

Or pour a tiny bit of "valerian" (not sure it translates right?) drops around somewhere the cats could muck about (tree?). They love that shoot, they'll rub that tree down, I guarantee. You happy, cats are happy, everyone's happy


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:49 AM

or just plant some catnip a little bit away from your car....



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:11 AM

I've got one of those Ultra-Sonic devices that goes off it a cat breaks the sensor, and it works like a treat! if you were to get one and potion it at the start of your drive or where ever the cats are coming in and it would keep them out for good, either that or buy a water pistol and shoots the cats as soon as you see them sitting on your pride and joy ;)


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:05 PM

Have you considered getting a car cover? Might seem a pain having to put it on and off but will protect from cats and will keep the car dry and dust free too




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