If the neighborhood kids got back at you for keeping their ball or not giving out Halloween candy by egging your car, quickly clean the mess before it ruins your car's finish.
You will need
- soft towels
- Warm water
- White vinegar
- Insurance policy
- Spray bottle (optional)
Step 1 Clean as soon as possible Don’t waste any time before removing the egg. If the egg sits for very long — especially in the sun — it can irrevocably damage your car’s paint job.
Step 2 Pick out the shell Pick the eggshell out of the mess with your fingers. If some pieces are too small, gently wipe them away using a clean, soft towel.
It is crucial to remove every piece of eggshell to avoid scratching the paint.
Step 3 Wipe off the mess Wipe the remaining egg and yolk off with another clean, soft cloth. Be careful not to apply too much pressure in case you missed any shell particles.
Step 4 Make a water and vinegar solution Mix a solution of two cups warm water and two cups white vinegar in a bucket and soak another towel in the solution.
Step 5 Apply the solution to the egg Apply the soaked towel to the egg stain and let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes.
You can also put the solution in a spray bottle and liberally spray it onto the stain.
Step 6 Remove the towel Remove the towel and wash away any residue with a clean towel soaked in clean, warm water. If the stain is still there, get a new towel and reapply the solution.
Step 7 Review your insurance policy If the stain won’t come out, your paint job may be permanently damaged. Review your insurance policy to see whether vandalism is covered.
Americans consumed 259 eggs per person in 2007.