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Cleaning Sensors

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

  1. sapitswill

    sapitswill Member

    Dec 11, 2016
    New York, NY
    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

    Aug 26, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    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

    May 11, 2012
    Tucson, AZ
    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

    Mar 12, 2015
    Huntington Beach, CA
    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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