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Old 03-08-2006, 06:40 PM
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How can I keep the cat off my car?

Our cat likes to climb on the cars, including the vicrod.

If I have the cover on it, she climbs under the cover then slips on waxed finish. The paw pads are like 320 sandpaper.

I got a "Cat Stop" ultrasonic device that helps somewhat.

Short of the letal injection, what can I do?

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Old 03-08-2006, 07:19 PM
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Wow. This is going to start a bunch of cat jokes! Did you maybe try to bungee strap the cover on the car, since getting rid of the cat is not an option, I assume!
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:26 PM
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set an apple on the roof of the car every night the cats will stay away from it, no im not crazy, an old man told me that years ago and believe me it works, try it, mike.
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Old 03-08-2006, 07:33 PM
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ok i will bite, how does the apple keep cat away? hey get a dog
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I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WOULD ACTUALLY USE LETHAL INJECTION ON A POOR HELPLESS CAT,,,,,,,,,,,when shooting it would be SO much cheaper
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Vicrod

I use some cheap spring clamps I found at HF to hold the cover on tight during windy days around here. Works for the neighbors cats too. Just clamp the cover to the underside of the car body at several locations all around. Kind of a pain when you want to take the cover off but better than cat claws on the paint.

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Old 03-08-2006, 09:20 PM
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Two words....

Shot Gun!!

J/K! If your cat is anything like one of ours, it'll only be a matter of time and his 9 lives will expire, and the tenth one won't be there. Sooner or later it'll step in a glue trap, get closed in a garage, run across the busy street...... You get the picture. Besides, most cats only live, what, 15 to 20 years tops. Keep the valuable cars in the garage with a clamped-on car cover, and keep an eye out for the sneak attack visitor.


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Old 03-08-2006, 09:44 PM
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An apple huh?

Years ago, my dad used to put rubber snakes in his little garden to keep them out and that seemed to work.
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Old 03-08-2006, 10:28 PM
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Ok, no real help, but shooting the cat is an option. My father, he never put up with any crap. He was a car salesmen and we always had a nice new demonstrator in the driveway. One of the cats had found his way onto the car a couple of days in a row. One morning on his way out in this suit and tie, you guessed it. The cat was there, on the hood. He went back in the house, got his 22 pistol and shot the car right on the hood!


Now understand, I have a cat that our family loves so much, if he were getting on my Vicky, I don't know what I would do either.

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set up some 2x4's on pivots so they swing horizontal, one on the rear wall of the grarage, one on the side wall, attach an air cylinder to each, a 110v air solonoid, wire them to a motion sensor and a timer

cat hops on roof, 30 seconds later the cats laying on the other side of the garage ...

its either the cat will learn, or the cat will spend the rest of its life as an overweight baseball

our one dog still hasnt learned that if she does her high jumps on the pergo floor, she Wont land on her feet .... i watch her jump to counter level and land in a heap on the floor EVERY DAY !

this is the same dog thats been stupid enough to try to rip my hand off like 5 times in 10 years ... yea great idea, bite and hang on ...
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:47 PM
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How can I keep the cat off my car?

If the apple doesn't work you might want to try the water pistol routine. This is a lot of work on your part but it will work because cats hate getting wet. Set the cat in the garage and sit back with a water pistol. When it approaches the car give it a shot of water and then get it out of the garage. A little while later put the car in the garage and sit back and give it another shot. Do this several times over three or four days and when you put the cat in the garage it won't come close to the car. I use this tactic on the neighbors cat when it comes over to use our flower garden as a litter box. Good luck! Even if it didn't work it would still be fun.
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That reminds me of about 10 years ago, before I knew how to paint, I had a friend paint my truck and I was so proud of how it looked. We had it in his shop putting the final touches on it when his cat climbed onto the truck and jumped up onto the roof. When it got bored on the roof it jumped back down onto the hood. But when it landed on the hood it slid and the claws came out leaving 5 inch claw marks in a NEW paint job. It's even worse when it's someone else's cat,,,,,,,,,they ALWAYS get mad when kick their cat.
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[QUOTE=home brew]If the apple doesn't work you might want to try the water pistol routine. QUOTE]

Reminds me of a joke a stand up comedian told once while we were in Vegas.

Guy moves in with his girlfriend and they buy a whole room full of nice furniture. Problem is the cat starts clawing the furniture. They try everything to get it to stop. Finally the girlfriend consults a cat person. The cat person says buy a water gun and everytime the cat starts to claw squirt him with the water gun. After a week or so of this the cat will stop clawing the furniture. She relays this information to her boyfriend and he replies' hell we'll get a pellet gun and teach the cat TONIGHT not to claw the furniture.

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Some tunafish with automotive antifreeze mixed in works well for taking care of cat problems, skunks, raccoons, and bears.
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Old 03-09-2006, 06:28 AM
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Cats hate the smell of mothballs. Get a pack of mothballs and put them in a couple of old socks. Place them right inside the lip of the car cover or safety pin them on the inside edge near the bottom. That should deter the cat from wanting to climb under the cover.
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