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Old 06-30-2010, 11:26 AM   #1
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Angry Cat scratched hood/scoop....

Well, I looked outside last night and saw my daughters cat sitting on my hood. Naturally I went outside and scared him off---I looked at the area where he was, there are scratches all over the hood and the scoop. I know they are fresh because I had just washed my car about an hour or so before the incident and the scratches are right in line with his muddy pawprints. The scratches are deep enough that I can feel them with my fingernail. Anyone have experience with cat scratches on their car/how to make them less noticeable? Any ideas for how to keep him off of there in the future?
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:27 AM   #2
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:34 AM   #3
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Old 06-30-2010, 11:57 AM   #4
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my cat does the same thing all the time. Either if its parked in the garage or outside..that idiot loves walking up the hood and to the back to sleep under the spoiler. I always have evidence of muddy footprints with long sliding streaks going down the glass.
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Old 06-30-2010, 12:12 PM   #5
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I've had cats damage cars. They usually like it because its warm. After its cool not as much.

You can't scare them off because they will peel out and wreck your shti. They need to be gently coaxed off the car. If they are scared of you they will run and if you do something mean they may start to take dumps and piss on stuff.

When I catch my cat on the car I can go over and pick her up.

You have to bust them before they get on the car. I usually use a spray bottle or a super soaker. Hit them when they are walking around on the ground contemplating their jump. Its the only thing that works for me.

The only thing to do us buff down the clear and see if it comes out. Best left to a professional. That's what I did the last 2 times and it came out 99%.

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Old 06-30-2010, 04:25 PM   #6
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Ugh, I had this happen to me all the time. I remember one incident you could see muddy paw prints starting from the front of the hood, up the front windshield, over the roof, and best part, down the back window it looked like it slipped and fell by the muddy streaks.
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:49 AM   #7
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get a dog

as for the scratches work it like any other scratch. clay first i think then use scratch-x or ultimate compound. or both
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Old 07-01-2010, 01:13 AM   #8
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Sucks man, gotta keep those under the hood. You should probably go catless.
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Old 07-01-2010, 03:12 AM   #9
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Sucks man, gotta keep those under the hood. You should probably go catless.
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:20 PM   #10
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Wait, whats a cat? Is that a rodent?
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:26 PM   #11
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what ever you do not run after them them will turn on there four wheel drive "claws"
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:34 PM   #12
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:41 PM   #13
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what ever you do not run after them them will turn on there four wheel drive "claws"
yes, yes they do

I washed, claybarred, and waxed---it made the scratches somewhat better but they're still there. And the cat moved to my parent's house to be a barn cat.
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:48 PM   #14
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Old 07-08-2010, 03:53 PM   #15
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I had the same problem with my old Jeep. Fortunately the cat that ruined my hood was hit by a car before I had the chance to get rid of it myself.
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Or, they could just be forced to be indoor cats.
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Old 07-09-2010, 12:55 PM   #17
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My cat used to do the same exact thing. Now every day when i get out of my car i pop my hood so it cant jump up there. it still rests on the intercooler but its not a big deal.

Every month or so i have a friend asking me why i am always working on my car... stupid cat
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:48 PM   #18
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my dogs went after a cat that hid behind my hoodscoop, it was brutal, makes me sad just thinking about it
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Old 07-09-2010, 06:59 PM   #19
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My ex-girlfriends cats used to love to sit on the scoop when the car was warm. They both had claws and sat up there on a daily basis and I never once had a problem with scratches. I used to let them stay there, I didn't mind.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:36 PM   #20
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Buff it duder, the scoop is a small piece and there's no way it got all the way through the clear coat. It literally should buff right out! GL when my cat does something wrong I punish him harshly so he can feel it... usually works like a charm... but he's not normal he thinks he's a dog. Ha
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:39 PM   #21
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HHAHAHAAAAAA kitton mitton's FTMFW!!!! I just re-watched that clip, I was dying hardcore the first time when they played it!

Does your cat make too much noise ALL THE TIME!?!
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