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Old 07-11-2018, 03:23 PM
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Ok, so this may be a little away from most material on this forum, but I am wondering if any of you have suggestions to keep my (wifes) cats off my car. I have a 2011 GS soft top convertible and the cats love it as a bed at night. I don't have a garage to park in. I have tried putting tin foil on it but gets destroyed as the cats scramble to get off it then they enjoy the open space. I tried using upside down floormats but they don't seem to mind the spikes. They have clawed holes in my car cover so it is no longer water tight. I have seen sprays but don't know if any work and am hesitant to use any around the car. Had the car 2 months and have gone through 3 lint rollers trying to keep the hair off. Wife won't let me get rid of the cats, so any suggestions?
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:28 PM
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first get rid of wife
second,kill all cats
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So I don’t know if this will work for your situation, but I had an issue with my cat constantly jumping on the kitchen counter. To teach him that jumping on the counter was “bad” I would place long strips of packaging tape (sticky side up) around the edges of the counter top. So when he would jump on the kitchen counter, the tap would stick to his feet and freak him out. I would know when it happens because I would hear him running around making noise trying to get the tape off his feet. I forget how long I did this for but I can tell you that I no longer see paw prints on the kitchen counter.
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Look at it this way.

They aren't using it as a litter box....yet.
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I started throwing an old quilt over the top and windshield. I'd go out and find him curled up sleeping on the quilt. I couldn't get rid of him as he was such a great mouser!
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I have the same problem with a neighbor's cats. I bought a sonic cat repeller from Amazon for about $25 that's kept the cats away for months now. The one I have is solar and USB chargeable, and I just place it on the roof of the car. It emits an ear-splitting wail that the cats can hear, and also has a strobe light; both scare the crap out of the cats.

On another note, this device also drives my daughter up the wall when it goes off because she can hear it. I consider this a bonus.
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I feel your pain. Cats may be a deal breaker in a relationship for me.Why not cover the Vette and at least it should stay clean and paw print free.
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i would know when it happens because i would hear him running around making noise trying to get the tape off his feet.
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Seems like overkill. I use a bull barreled Ruger Mark II with red dot sight.

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WHY are your cats (if they're pets) outside to begin with?

Your choice here, if you don't want to hurt your cats is to simply keep them inside where they belong. If they're spraying, then they're not fixed right, if at all. Don't blame the cats for doing what cats do.
Or buy a bubble.

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One of our old cats probably saved my wife's life. We have 4 house cats not de-clawed and love them. Several years ago my wife felt sick one night complaining of nausea and cramps. I got up like usual got ready for work, she was off that day from work. She said go on I'll be ok probably just a 24 hr. virus. I call her from work later in the morning, no answer, call an hour later and no answer. My youngest daughter was still living home then and was asleep in her room, she worked nights. She was awakened by a constant noise at her bedroom door. Wilson was clawing and pawing her door. She gets up and that damn cat ran into our bedroom jumped up on the bed where my daughter found my wife half unconscious with 102 degree fever. Called 911 and was rushed to the ER with kidney stones blocking both sides of her urinary track to the bladder. Emergency surgery and 10 days in the hospital and she survived.

Surgeon said you almost waited to long to get her here. True story. Pets really are mans best friend.
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Originally Posted by Corvette_Ed View Post
I have the same problem with a neighbor's cats. I bought a sonic cat repeller from Amazon for about $25 that's kept the cats away for months now. The one I have is solar and USB chargeable, and I just place it on the roof of the car. It emits an ear-splitting wail that the cats can hear, and also has a strobe light; both scare the crap out of the cats.

On another note, this device also drives my daughter up the wall when it goes off because she can hear it. I consider this a bonus.

Do you have a link or name of the product you use? Thanks.
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Originally Posted by USA1 427 View Post
WHY are your cats (if they're pets) outside to begin with?

Your choice here, if you don't want to hurt your cats is to simply keep them inside where they belong. If they're spraying, then they're not fixed right, if at all. Don't blame the cats for doing what cats do.
Or buy a bubble.
Cats belong inside?

You must be an apartment dweller in a city.
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We sure aren't apartment dwellers in the city. We have a big 4 bedroom 2 story on 2.5 acres. But many years ago one of our cats was run over by a car right in front of our house. I had to go pick him up out of the street. It was horrible, the cat I had just been petting an hour earlier. After that we decided if we were gonna have cats they would be indoor cats. They don't know it but we keep them alive that way. They have free roam of our house except for the garage where my cars are.

I'm a softy with animals, I get attached to them and become fond of them.
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One of our old cats probably saved my wife's life. She said go on I'll be ok probably just a 24 hr. virus. I call her from work later in the morning, no answer, call an hour later and no answer. My youngest daughter was still living home then and was asleep in her room, she worked nights. She was awakened by a constant noise at her bedroom door. Wilson was clawing and pawing her door. She gets up and that damn cat ran into our bedroom jumped up on the bed where my daughter found my wife half unconscious with 102 degree feve

Surgeon said you almost waited to long to get her here. True story. Pets really are mans best friend.
Mine goes nuts when the other half's blood sugar drops, usually when shes sleeping. Pets will tell you a lot if you pay close enough attention.

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Old 07-11-2018, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by USA1 427 View Post
WHY are your cats (if they're pets) outside to begin with?

Your choice here, if you don't want to hurt your cats is to simply keep them inside where they belong. If they're spraying, then they're not fixed right, if at all. Don't blame the cats for doing what cats do.
Or buy a bubble.
My cats are outside for the same reason I don't want them on my car. They shed everywhere. I'm surprised they're not bald. Plus, litter boxes stink. We live in a country setting so not worried about traffic. And they are fixed.
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Thought about that but with a shotgun. Problem is my wife would probably use it on me next. Also, I like the cats. Living in the country, we have a lot of wildlife, including snakes. I killed at least 2 cottonmouths each year until we got the cats. Haven't seen a snake in the yard in 5 years.
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Cats belong inside?

You must be an apartment dweller in a city.
Most cities have leash laws that include cats.
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Do you have a link or name of the product you use? Thanks.
This is the one I got. It's $21.99 and works great.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XTLFTDG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XTLFTDG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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