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Cleaning Sensors

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by sapitswill, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. sapitswill

    sapitswill Member

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    A bird just had to drop some of its waste right on one of the front parking sensors on my 1 week old 60D unfortunately. I was just wondering if it was alright to use something like Ecosmart (Chemical Guys) on it and clean it off afterwards with a microfiber towel?
     
  2. Dborn

    Dborn Confirmed

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    Accurate bombing!!
    Personally I would use a pressure washer followed by microfiber towel. That's how I wash my car anyway.
     
  3. araxara

    araxara S-P85#3,218 X-90D#3,299

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    I've been using Ecosmart to clean my Model S (no sensors) for years. I've also used it to clean my Model X (with sensors) for a year. I've had major bugs and bird droppings on my X, including the sensor area. If you spray it on and let it soak in for a while it will work better. Usually, when dealing with hard to remove droppings, I use a non ammonia window clearer spray I buy at Costco.
     
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  4. brucet999

    brucet999 Active Member

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    Can't you just use water? Bird and bug droppings, in my experience, loosen up when wet, unlike tree sap that requires chemicals to dissolve.
     

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