What Are Those Yellow Spots On My Car? It’s Bee Poop! – Chemical Guys Car Wash


Welcome back to Detail Garage! Today we’re working on this beautiful Tesla
Model S here in the shop. Now we were looking at it to inspect it before
we decided how to wash the car. We can see the car was covered in all these
little yellow spots. So we get a lot of questions about what are
these little yellow spots and how do I take care of them or will they stain or damage the paint. So we get a lot of questions about what it
is and we’ve actually had some of these residues removed from the car and analyzed in a lab. When you look at it under a microscope the
technicians were able to see that it’s full of pollen and digested nectar. That means its bee poop. So bees eat nectar and pollen from the flowers
and move from one to another and go back to their hive but when they’re out and about they
have to poop. Their just like birds and they’ll poop all
over your car and that’s where you get this little spots from. So the good thing is it’s not too caustic
and it’s not as bad as bird poop which will etch your paint because it’s very acidic. Bee poop is fairly neutral but it gets annoying
and it’s ugly and it’s actually abrasive if it isn’t removed correctly. So we’re going to show you how to take it
off without damaging the paint in anyway. I’m just going to use some EcoSmart because
we’re indoors and I don’t want to worry about using a hose or bucket. So I’m just going to clean the car using EcoSmart
and a couple microfiber towels. So to get started by spraying down your surface. I’m just going to start on the hood. And I’ll get a nice coat of EcoSmart over
the paintwork. Now whenever you’re cleaning with a waterless
method I’ll take my towel and wipe in one direction that way I pick any dirt with the
towel as I go and I don’t grind it into the surface and cause scratches. Flip the towel once it gets dirty. And proceed to wipe in one direction. Now this whole side of the towel is dirty
so I’ll flip it over and expose a clean side and keep wiping. So now that I’ve cleaned this half of the
hood you can see that I still have some yellow spots stuck on the surface. So what I’m going to do is flip to a completely
clean side of the towel so there is no dirt at all on this side of the towel. Now I have to spray a little more EcoSmart
right on the surface. But I don’t want to focus on just one spot
because I’ll be wasting product as it runs away. Instead I’m going to spray some EcoSmart right
into the towel. I’ll focus with a little bit of the towel
and gently rub. You see all the spots immediately breaking off and lifting off the surface so I’ll wipe them up. Now that spot is all clean. I’ve removed all the bits of pollen and bee
poop from the surface. I’ll move on to this next spot and do the same trick. There you go you might be able to see a little
bit of residue so I’ll take some more EcoSmart and buff it totally dry. It’s also very important you keep your car
waxed and you keep your car sealed at all times. So any little bits like bee poop or airplane
fuel you need to take it off the paint so it won’t etch the paint and cause permanent damage. So I have a lot of the car left to do because
the whole car is covered in this contamination. It’s on the paint, it’s on the clear plastic
head lights, the grill, the windshield and even the chrome on the side view mirrors. So I have a lot of contamination to remove. I’ll start by doing a 50/50 so you can see
the before and after of cleaning. After that we’re going to clean the rest of the car. So if you have any other questions about removing
bee poop or any other contamination on your car you can check out all the videos on our
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43 thoughts on “What Are Those Yellow Spots On My Car? It’s Bee Poop! – Chemical Guys Car Wash

  1. Now I know why my car always have these! My wash and wax smells good and attracts honey bees all the time. Now it makes sense!

  2. I live in a very hot environment and see a lot of cars with sun damage, what protectant would you recommend please?

  3. Yellow spots, I was blaming those airplane when emptying their toilet on passing by over head, good to know that it's a Bee poo.

  4. There's a bee nest right next to my place and the bee's completely mess my car up, makes it much more cousimg and exhausting to thoroughly clean your car.

  5. God damn bees and pollen ruining my nice white paint. It penetrates and stains rapidly regardless of how much wax and sealant I apply to my car. At this rate the car is going to need to be clay barred every 2 months! Clay is an abrasive so I won’t be doing that. What else should I do about this? My lovely white paint is all stained again and I’m about to give up.

  6. As soon as the spots are removed, you will get another within a day. What I was hoping to see is not how to REMOVE them but how to AVOID them having on my car body.

  7. Bee Poop….huh didn’t ever think of that. My conspiracy theorist dad believes the yellow spots to be something the government puts in jet fuel to control the climate.

  8. It always falls on me for some reason, and every time I look up, there is nothing there. Until I found this video, bee poop has been falling on me for the past 4 years.

  9. Well this wasn’t very helpful since I work at a dealership that has cars covered in bee shit! And this bee poop do stain the paint if lift on their too long. Hopefully they make a chemical that stops bees from shitting on cars.

  10. I have seen mosquito hawks make similar marks on my car. For some reason the love to just fly by and just touch the surface. It makes sense now because it's likely they're transferring pollen to the surface as well.

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