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What's that yellow shlt on my car?

Discussion in 'California (Southern)' started by SrfCity, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
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    It seems you can't drive your car in So. Ca without those little yellow spots magically appearing on your car. It drives you nuts. What the hell is it? Some errant humming birds or vigilantly caterpillars? Nope, it's neither but read this. BTW, soot from the fire wreaks havoc on your car's paint if it's allowed to stay on for a while.

    Here's the buzz on those spots on your car

    http://www.latimes.com/classified/automotive/highway1/la-hy-wheels31oct31,0,4684459.story?coll=la-class-autos-highway1

    PS - If you can't read it I'll post the article :)
     
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  3. Bullfighter

    Bullfighter Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I just swerve to avoid those.
     
  4. tougebear

    tougebear Rookie

    Jul 18, 2007
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    I've always wondered what those were!

    Sometimes I'll even get it right after washing the car. I guess I'm going to stay away from flowers?
     
  5. DMOORE

    DMOORE Formula 3

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    No kidding. I would never have guessed it. It always gets all over my boat, and is a pain to get off the interior.


    Darrell.
     
  6. Radie8

    Radie8 Rookie

    Aug 21, 2004
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    Finally!!!! someone with an answer.

    I have asked so many people about this and have gotten dozens of answers, most of which made no sense. Like. "it's tree sap," when there isn't a tree in sight. Of course, most people look at you with that "why do you even care" look.

    Best one, stated with much conviction, was that the stuff was from airplane toilets. Since a lot of us live within sight of the LAX corridor that one was interesting.

    I also wondered why I never seemed to find a spot on me or my clothing. I walk 2-4 miles almost every morning. But alas, over the past year I have indeed taken a couple of direct hits myself.

    I don't find them that hard to remove. Maybe because I don't leave them on for long.
     
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  8. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
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    I always got the hummingbird thing.

    Maybe those dang bees are getting back at us before they all croak..... Al Gore was right, it's all global warming induced ;)
     
  9. chbak014

    chbak014 Karting

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    hahhaha.....
     
  10. Matt_M

    Matt_M Rookie

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  11. MREUS

    MREUS Formula Junior
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    Jul 24, 2006
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    FINALLY someone took it to a lab to figure out what it was!
     
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  13. StickChic

    StickChic Formula Junior

    Nov 13, 2006
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    So Cal
    Pollen is flower sperm. lol I didn't know that bees actually ate pollen, I thought they ate the flower nectar.
     
  14. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    So, what you're saying is Queens eat sperm? Are these W. Hollywood bees?
     
  15. hank sound

    hank sound F1 Veteran

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    got your attention, eh?:)
     
  16. StickChic

    StickChic Formula Junior

    Nov 13, 2006
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    LOL..................it sticks to the finish of the car..........LMAO
     
  17. darth550

    darth550 Five Time F1 World Champ
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    Just a minute, I'm almost finished kicking my wallet to Melrose! ;)
     
  18. GregD

    GregD Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
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    I always thought those spots were fallout from a high flying small bird.
     

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