How to Wash Egg off a Car

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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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