Can You Use A Canned Ham As A Bumper Guard?Jason Torchinsky12/05/14 1:30pm16241EditPromoteGo to permalink As an auto journalist, I get a lot of questions asked of me. "What car should I buy for my ornithologist?" "Why don't cars have good spittoons anymore?" and, the one I get most, "Can I used a canned ham or potted meat to protect my car's bumpers?" Well, friends, I finally set out to answer this question. With science.