How to Remove Egg Stains from Car Paint

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If someone eggs your car, time is of the essence. You need to get the egg washed off as quickly as possible. Eggs can eat away at the top clear coat and paint on your car, leaving etching that will have to be buffed out or refinished by a professional.
Follow these tried-and-true methods before you take your car to the auto body repair shop. They are very effective and can usually remove those egg stains without any serious damage to the paint.

Wash the Car with Car Wash Soap

Materials Needed
  • Bucket
  • Car wash soap
  • Car wax
  • Hose with spray nozzle
  • Microfiber car-wash mitt, wash cloth, or sponge
  • Rubber dishwashing gloves
  • Soft, clean, dry towel
Step 1: Hose as much egg off the car as possible. Use a strong spray from the hose.
Step 2: Dilute the car wash soap in a bucket of hot water. Follow the manufacturer’s dilution recommendations and use very hot water.
Step 3: Put on the rubber dishwashing gloves. They will keep your hands more comfortable in the hot water.
Step 4: Scrub the egg stain with the diluted soap. A microfiber car-wash mitt works best, but a clean sponge or wash cloth can also be used effectively.
Step 5: Rinse the soap off. Rinse thoroughly. If the stain is still there, try washing it again.
Step 6: Dry the car. Take a close look to make sure the egg is gone.
Step 7: Wax the car. Do this only if all of the egg stain is gone.

Use a Car Clay Bar to Wash the Egg Stain Off

Materials Needed
  • Clay bar
  • Bucket
  • Car wash soap
  • Car wax
  • Hose with spray nozzle
  • Microfiber car-wash mitt, wash cloth, or sponge
  • Rubber dishwashing gloves
  • Soft, clean, dry towel
Step 1: Hose as much egg off the car as possible. Use a strong spray from the hose.
Step 2: Dilute the car wash soap in a bucket of hot water. Follow the manufacturer’s dilution recommendations and use very hot water.
Step 3: Put on the rubber dishwashing gloves. They will keep your hands more comfortable in the hot water.
Step 4: Scrub the egg stain with the diluted soap. A microfiber car-wash mitt works best, but a clean sponge or wash cloth can also be used effectively.
Step 5: Rub the egg stain with the car clay bar. Do this while the area is wet and soapy.
Step 6: Rinse the soap off. Rinse thoroughly. If the stain is still there, try washing it again.
Step 7: Dry the car. Take a close look to make sure the egg is gone.
Step 8: Wax the car. Do this only if all of the egg stain is gone.
  • Tip: Park the car in the shade or the garage to keep the sun from baking the egg stain into the car finish before you can get it washed off.

Use Vaseline Intensive Care Hand Lotion

Use lotion only when the egg has dried.
Materials Needed
  • Soft cloth
  • Vaseline Intensive Care hand lotion
  • Bucket
  • Car wash soap
  • Car wax
  • Hose with spray nozzle
  • Microfiber car-wash mitt, wash cloth, or sponge
  • Rubber dishwashing gloves
  • Soft, clean, dry towel
Step 1: Squirt the Vaseline Intensive Care hand lotion on the egg stain. Apply the lotion generously so that the egg stain is completely coated. Wait 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 2: Wipe the lotion and egg stain off the car with a soft cloth. Repeat Step 1 if all of the egg doesn’t come off.
Step 3: Hose down the stained area. Use a strong spray from the hose.
Step 4: Dilute the car wash soap in a bucket of hot water. Follow the manufacturer’s dilution recommendations and use very hot water.
Step 5: Put on the rubber dishwashing gloves. They will keep your hands more comfortable in the hot water.
Step 6: Scrub the stained area with the diluted soap. A microfiber car-wash mitt works best, but a clean sponge or wash cloth can also be used effectively.
Step 7: Rinse the soap off. Rinse thoroughly. If the stain is still there, try washing it again.
Step 8: Dry the car. Take a close look to make sure the egg is gone.
Step 9: Wax the car. Do this only if all of the egg stain is gone.
  • Tip: Other hand lotions may work if you don’t have Vaseline.

Wash the Egg Stain Off Your Car with Laundry Detergent

Materials Needed
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Soft cloth or towel
Step 1: Dilute one cup of liquid laundry detergent in five gallons of hot water.
Step 2: Wet the cloth or towel in the bucket. Make sure it is dripping with hot, soapy water.
Step 3: Drape the wet cloth or towel over the egg stain. Use a larger towel if the egg stain is on the side of the car so that you can drape it over the side.
Step 4: Check the stain every 15 minutes. If the egg stain is still there and the towel is beginning to dry, re-wet it and put it back on the car.
Step 5: Hose down the stained area. Use a strong spray from the hose.
Step 6: Dilute the car wash soap in a bucket of hot water. Follow the manufacturer’s dilution recommendations and use very hot water.
Step 7: Put on the rubber dishwashing gloves. They will keep your hands more comfortable in the hot water.
Step 8: Scrub the stained area with the diluted soap. A microfiber car-wash mitt works best, but a clean sponge or wash cloth can also be used effectively.
Step 9: Rinse the soap off. Rinse thoroughly. If the stain is still there, try washing it again.
Step 10: Dry the car. Take a close look to make sure the egg is gone.
Step 11: Wax the car. Do this only if all of the egg stain is gone.
If the damage is so severe that the paint has to be repaired by a professional, your comprehensive car insurance should pay for it, but check with your provider to make sure.

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