Have you ever walked out of your house on November 1st only to see that your vehicle was egged the night before? It’s an all-too-common act of Halloween mischief. Unfortunately, egg can be particularly damaging your vehicle’s paint and clearcoat. Keep reading to learn more about the damage egg can cause and how to properly clean your vehicle after it happens.
Don’t Wait to Clean
Other than being simply upset that someone egged your vehicle, the biggest problem with it is that eggs contain sulfur. Sulfur is absolutely horrible for your vehicle’s painted surfaces. Sulfur is found in both the white and the yolk of the egg in the form of amino acids. These acids will break down the clearcoat quickly and cause a major problem. The egg shells can also cause quite the issue. Please do not wait to being the cleaning process.
First of all, do not scrape the egg or shell off your vehicle. Also, don’t use a sharp tool to remove the mess. This will only lead to additional damage. One of the best and easiest ways to remove egg from your vehicle is by using a waterless car wash product. Simply follow the directions on whichever product you choose and use a microfiber towel. It’s very easy to clean up the mess.
Don’t Use Dish Liquid
Another method is to use an approved liquid car wash and hot water. Whatever you do, DO NOT USE DISH LIQUID! Using dish liquid is probably the worst thing you can use in this situation. Using a bucket of hot water, follow the directions on your car wash bottle. Again, use a microfiber cloth. If you’re able to clean off the egg while still in its liquid state you may not have to work very hard. If the egg is now a scrambled mess, you’ll probably need to work a little harder to remove all of it.
Use a Microfiber Cloth
One more method for egg removal is using distilled white vinegar. This method is good when you don’t have liquid car wash or a waterless cleaner. You’ll want to use a microfiber cloth for this method as well. All you have to do is soak the towel with the vinegar and gently scrub the egg off the vehicle’s surface. Make sure you look for other egg splatter spots too. If you’ve ever accidentally dropped an egg in your kitchen, you know it can splatter all over the place.
If you need help or have any questions, all of us here at Myrtle Beach Detailing are more than happy to help you.