If your car has been the target of some neighborhood pranksters, act quickly to wash it off. It takes about two hours for dried egg to damage the finish of a car.
Things You'll Need
- Warm Water
- White Vinegar
- soft terry towels
Get to the egg mess as soon as you discover it. Do not let egg sit on your car, even overnight.
Remove by hand the egg shell pieces that are not dried onto the car.
Wipe up as much of the egg as you can with a soft towel, being careful not to scratch the paint with eggshell remnants.
Soak a towel in a solution of half warm water and half white vinegar.
Place the saturated towel on the egg stain, letting it sit for 15-20 minutes.
Remove the wet towel, wipe away remnants and dry the area with a soft, dry towel.
Take your car to a body shop if the paint or clear coat is cracked, crinkled, scratched or bubbling up. You may need to have to have the car spot-painted or completely repainted.
Tips & Warnings
- Contact your insurance company to see if "egging" is covered under your policy. If damage costs come to more than your deductible, insurance may pay for it.
- Keeping your car waxed and the finish protected may help avoid damage from eggs.
- The longer the egg sits on your car, the more damage will be done, especially if egg is allowed to "bake" on in the sun.
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