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    What are these yellow droplets

    I an in La Jolla California. My cars get covered by small yellow spots/droplets. If they sit for any length of time, even a few days, they stick like glue Many times I end up having to use my fingernail to scrape them off. Yesterday just minutes after after washing 4 of our cars I noticed four fresh spots smack in the middle of the hood on my wife's Land Rover! I have heard that they are bug spots. Pollen spots. Excess aviation fuel. Fly droppings......you name it. What are they? A fresh wax helps to make them easier to clean off but still they are a real pain. Thanks.

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    Re: What are these yellow droplets

    Some pictures would be helpful!

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    Re: What are these yellow droplets

    ^^What he said.^^

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    Re: What are these yellow droplets

    I think they might be from Dragon Flies. I just noticed the same thing about a week ago. It got on there while my sealant was curing. I noticed two drops of it. There weren't any trees within 200 yards and it wasn't noticeably windy. But I have noticed Dragon Flies hanging around. The drops I've had look like they would be just a little too big for an average fly, and way too small for a bird.

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    Re: What are these yellow droplets

    Just found this video after doing some searching. The doo doo definitely looks yellow and the amount looks similar to what I would expect to make the drops.

    https://youtu.be/TmCPXhWMglo

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    Re: What are these yellow droplets

    I think I know exactly what you are talking about as I get it all over my car within a day or two of washing the car. No trees near where I park at work either :/.

    However my house is on a main road and 1000's of cars pass my car daily.

    So could be anything at this point. All I know is....its yellow and tiny spots just as you mention (source unknown though).

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    http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...pots-in-spring

    http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums...looking)-spots

    Based on the above its one of two things - Bug poo or hummingbird poo. My guess would be bug poo. Not specific to dragonflys but bug poo - as theres a lot of bugs around in summer in Dubai - no dragonfly's however.

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    Re: What are these yellow droplets

    Quote Originally Posted by emmjaygti View Post
    I think I know exactly what you are talking about as I get it all over my car within a day or two of washing the car. No trees near where I park at work either :/.

    However my house is on a main road and 1000's of cars pass my car daily.

    So could be anything at this point. All I know is....its yellow and tiny spots just as you mention (source unknown though).

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    Yellow spots in spring

    Yellow (mustard looking) spots?

    Based on the above its one of two things - Bug poo or hummingbird poo. My guess would be bug poo. Not specific to dragonflys but bug poo - as theres a lot of bugs around in summer in Dubai - no dragonfly's however.
    I've been reading some more and it seems like bees are a big cause too, so I think you're right in that it could be any bug doo doo.

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    Re: What are these yellow droplets

    Quote Originally Posted by AuroraDetailing View Post
    I've been reading some more and it seems like bees are a big cause too, so I think you're right in that it could be any bug doo doo.
    Yes! After a little deeper reading of insect poo (I love how we spend our time lol) it does narrow it down to bees - at least if its yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmjaygti View Post
    Yes! After a little deeper reading of insect poo (I love how we spend our time lol) it does narrow it down to bees - at least if its yellow.
    Hahaha! I was seriously thinking the same thing as I was googling and reading about insect excrement.

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    Re: What are these yellow droplets

    My kids call it Butterfly pee-pee .... It is amazing how quickly its attracted to fresh clean paint.


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