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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-10-2007, 16:50 Thread Starter
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Someone please come up with a cure....

Right thats it im at my wits end, im a placid gentle man normally but now its war...........

My gorgeous trophy blue 160 is been attacked by....


all the neighbours cats love laying on the hood, i think cos its soft and comfy they target it, problem is one is a.....


fluffy white thing that sheds fur everywhere.

Now ive been banned from using the Dyson as i bust it last time and she want happy, what i want to know is, is it possible to wire the metal frame up to the battery so that when i alarm it through the fob it switches on a mild current so puddy cat gets a shock and scuttles off but it dosn't kill it.
Does Mike Satur or B&G do a kit?

Any ideas, any car electric experts fancy a project?
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lmao i have the same problem came out today and there it was a ginger fluffy cat. Now a current to the hood sounds like a cracking idea any HOW TO in these forums lol
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you'd need a pretty high voltage to overcome the insulation of the fabric...
prolly better off looking at a sonic solution or cat pepper
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At least it went on you're hood. I parked Nando outside of a friends house on night when I stayed over and came back to it in the morning and some incapable cat had tried to jump up onto the boot (obviously where it was warmest)..... and scratched the whole drivers side rear wing....
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lol i like james C idea the best got to get me 1 of them
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like jims idea as a last resort,
thought of borrowing a dog but then i had a vision of the tom & jerry cartoons, you know
cat on my hood,
dog sees cat and legs it towards my car,
cat makes a dash for it down the hood and over the boot,
dumb dog follows up the bonnet, over the hood down the but, leaves huge claw marks everywhere.

Bugger what to do, how about someone inventing a mechanism so the hood folds upwards and inwards like a venus flytrap whenever a pressure is placed on it..........
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thats the very thing i used when they attacked my aviary worked a treat.
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My F is garaged but I have caught my own cat a couple of times, having sneaked in and settled down on the hood

Maybe some type of cat repellent could be placed in a net and tied to the hood when you park.
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Thats happened to me aswell and now I've got some big scratch marks on my rear window and don't know how I can get rid of them
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A dog or a garage sounds like your best bet.
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Right thats it im at my wits end, im a placid gentle man normally but now its war...........

My gorgeous trophy blue 160 is been attacked by....


all the neighbours cats love laying on the hood, i think cos its soft and comfy they target it, problem is one is a.....


fluffy white thing that sheds fur everywhere.

Now ive been banned from using the Dyson as i bust it last time and she want happy, what i want to know is, is it possible to wire the metal frame up to the battery so that when i alarm it through the fob it switches on a mild current so puddy cat gets a shock and scuttles off but it dosn't kill it.
Does Mike Satur or B&G do a kit?

Any ideas, any car electric experts fancy a project?
A proper MG car cover would be best, easy and quick to fit.

When the cars not covered up the cat does occasionally go on the roof for a few minutes until i spot it on the CCTV and run outside quick!

A length of Brown tape rolled round my hand is what i use to pick the cat hairs off.
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No idea how to stop it, my cat lies on mine all the time and has put tiny scratches all along the boot where he jumps on/off

Cleaning the fur off the roof is the easy bit, a sticky lint roller gets it off in no time

I'm liking the sniper rifle idea though
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Shave the cat. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.

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A proper MG car cover would be best, easy and quick to fit.

When the cars not covered up the cat does occasionally go on the roof for a few minutes until i spot it on the CCTV and run outside quick!

A length of Brown tape rolled round my hand is what i use to pick the cat hairs off.
To digress a moment. I've just set up CCTV to watch my F. Has a PIR which changes TV channel, and sounds an alarm by TV. Has two way audio.........'Oi!! bugger off cat!'
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Far kinder than James idea.



And fill it with this



If it doesn't get the hint at least the hair won't be a problem.
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Far kinder than James idea.



And fill it with this



If it doesn't get the hint at least the hair won't be a problem.
Not half as satisfying though.

Can you tell I'm not a cat person?
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How about a catapult.....sorry
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Scaring the cat off is the worst thing you can do as they dig in their claws to get a good grip on getaway.

I made the mistake of a water gun to dissuade one of my cats.

Even having the roof down made no difference as they just jump in and sleep on the seats!
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