Content of the material
- Method 1 of 5: Spray it off
- Method 4 of 5: Using brake fluid
- Wash the egg stain with laundry detergent
- What can you do to fix your egged car?
- How Do You Fix Egg Damage On A Car?
- What Damages Car Paint Fast?
- Method #4 – Use Cutting Compound to Buff Out
- Method #2 – Soaking Egg Stains
- Wash the egg stain with a car clay bar
- Things You’ll Need
Method 1 of 5: Spray it off
If you notice the prank before the egg has time to dry, simply get out the hose and spray it off.
- Car wash solution
- Washing mitt
Step 1: Get out a hose or power washer and spray the affected parts of the car. If using a power washer, set it on a medium setting so as to not damage the paint. Spray off the egg and rinse the side of the car.
Step 2: Wash the car with the mitt. Mix car wash solution with water in the bucket per the manufacturer’s instructions.
Use the washing mitt rinse the side of the car and make sure all of the shell has come off. If none of it has dried, removing the egg is pretty simple.
Step 3: Spray off the soap with the hose or power washer. Make sure all of the egg has been removed.
Unfortunately, rarely do you notice the damage before it has time to dry and if the egg has baked on in the hot sun, you have your work cut out for you. Let’s move on to some more rigorous removal methods.
Method 4 of 5: Using brake fluid
Brake fluid can be effective at removing dried egg stains. It can be purchased at any auto supply store. Use a heavy-duty paper towel or dishtowel folded into a square to apply the brake fluid.
- Brake fluid
- Towel or heavy-duty paper towel
Step 1: Spray the brake fluid onto the towel and use it to wipe the egg off. You may have to wipe it a couple of times.
- Warning: The brake fluid may damage the paint slightly. It if does, move to Method 5.
Wash the egg stain with laundry detergentMaterials Needed
Liquid laundry detergent
Soft cloth or towel
What can you do to fix your egged car?
- Touch-up: either DIY or have someone like us (PaintCraft) come do it for you
- Body shop panel respray (expensive but effective)
- Forget about it and let it get worse (I don’t recommend this option, but it is available to you.)
If you opt for a touch-up, I highly suggest using the Dr. Colorchip paint system. That’s what we use here at PaintCraft. You can smear it into the divots that the shell made, wait about 5 minutes for it to dry, then use their special solution to gently rub off the excess paint. Depending on the severity of the damage, you should be able to make it look about 75-90% better.
Your other option is to have the entire panel resprayed at a body shop. This can get very pricey, especially if you have damage on more than one panel. If you’re a perfectionist and want your car looking brand new under a magnifying glass, and have a good chunk of cash to drop, this is your best option.
How Do You Fix Egg Damage On A Car?
What Damages Car Paint Fast?
Rain that has an acidic effect. Painting is damaged by acid rain because it destroys paint and metals more rapidly. Acid rain contains acidic particles, which contribute to paint damage. During acid rain, compounds like nitric and sulfuric acid pass over paint’s surface, working their way down and evaporating.
Method #4 – Use Cutting Compound to Buff Out
If the egg stain is causing you more frustration than coming off, it’s possible that it’s embedded into the clear coat of your paint job. If this has happened, then paint correction is your next logical step. Here is the problem though; the level of paint correction or ‘buffing it out’ will depend largely on the level of damage that has occurred.
If you’re a seasoned car care expert, then you’ll understand that paint correction is a detailed and customized process, that should be handled by someone with the right level of experience. If you’re not comfortable with using orbital polishers and cutting compounds, defer to a professional detailer.
One of the methods that are often recommended by idiots who simply copy or rewrite something they found on Google – but I’ll flat out tell you is stupid, is trying to remove egg splatters with brake fluid. Brake fluid is incredibly toxic stuff and can cause more damage to paint than the egg stain. So – just don’t even think about using brake fluid to remove eggs.
Method #2 – Soaking Egg Stains
This is what you’ll do if you find the stain after it’s had time to dry. As we mentioned above, once egg starts to dry, the sulfur and other crap that makes eggs taste great for breakfast (for some people – in all honestly, I can’t stand eggs), will begin to stick to clearcoats, glass, plastic, and other materials.
If this happens, it can cause serious damage to the clearcoat or primary surface of wherever it’s stuck. So, to remove the stain, you’ll have to embrace some clothes washing techniques of soaking it before removal.
Here is how it’s done – and what you’ll need.
- Hot water
- Scrub brush or mitt
- Spray bottle
First Step – Mix Hot Water and Car Wash Shampoo in a Spray Bottle
Second Step – Spray the solution on the spot. The key is to let it soak for a few minutes (but don’t do this during direct sunlight hours or in extreme heat).
Third Step – Use a microfiber wash mitt to remove the stain. Once the soap solution has soaked for a bit, use a wash mitt made from microfiber to wash the stain from the surface. The soaked soap solution should loosen up the ‘sticky stuff’ from the egg and make it easier to remove.
Wash the egg stain with a car clay barMaterials Needed
Car wash soap
Hose with spray nozzle
Microfiber car-wash mitt, wash cloth, or sponge
Rubber dishwashing gloves
Soft, clean, dry towel
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.
Things You’ll Need
- Non-abrasive soap
- Soft towel or scrubber
- High-grit sandpaper
- Heavy-duty paper towels
- Paint from the dealer
- High-speed rotary polisher
- Pure polish (optional)
- Brake cleaner
- Wash & Wax cleaner (Meguiar’s or Turtle Wax recommended)