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Did you wake up this morning only to find out that somebody egged your car while you were sleeping?

  • Another Halloween passed?
  • A prank gone wrong?
  • Vandalism?

We know it can be frustrating, and your first instinct was probably to get a bucket of water with a little (or a lot) of soap and some paper towels to try and clean it.

However, you’ve probably noticed that soap and water aren’t going to do the trick, and that you need a better solution so the paint on your car doesn’t get ruined. People rarely think about the consequences of throwing eggs at cars, and don’t realize the damage an egg actually does to an automobile’s paint.  

If you’re lucky, maybe there was only one egg used and your cleanup project will be easy. However, in many cases, multiple eggs have been thrown at one car, making the situation much worse for the car’s paint job.  

In this article, we will share with you the best ways to get that egg off your car immediately. There are simple solutions for the small problems and more prominent solutions for a massive egg issue all over your vehicle.

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The Problem With Eggs On Car Paint: Sulfur

You heard that right. This is a surprising problem that many people run into. You come out of work or just get home from a party and find your car has egg all over it. The first reaction is usually anger, and once somebody begins to try and wipe the egg off of their vehicle, they start to panic when they see what’s happening to their car’s paint.

Problem #1: Sulfur

Did you know that eggs contain sulfur? Yes, it’s true! Sulfur is part of two amino acids that can be found in both the yolk and egg white. These acids can start to ‘craze’ your car’s paint job (more specifically, the clear coat layer) and cause a lot of problems. Your paint can actually begin to crack and deteriorate in a very short period of time.

Getting your ride cleaned up quickly is therefore essential to preserving your car’s paint.

Problem #2: Egg Shells

Another unfortunate problem is the egg’s shell. On impact, the shell splits into large and small pieces. While the initial impact can cause scratches, the real damage is done in the removal of the shells. If you were to simply wipe the shells away, you’d be rubbing little sharp shell fragments across your paint and thus be causing clear coat damage. Read on to learn how to avoid this problem.

How Do You Safely Remove Egg From Car Paint?

If you’re fortunate enough to have found the splattered egg all over your car first thing in the morning, before the sun has risen and masterly fried those eggs right on your hood, you’re one step ahead of the rest of the crowd.

However, regardless of when you discover that eggs have trashed your beloved ride, you need to act immediately. Don’t wait until later in the day or, even worse, the next day – get moving asap if you want to prevent as much damage to your paint as possible.

There are a few different ways you can try to get the egg mess off your car, and we’ve listed the top three methods below. These suggestions should prove to be valuable and help you get your vehicle cleaned up as quickly as possible.

We want to stress that you should NEVER attempt to scrape or use any sharp object in your effort to clean up the egg disaster on your car. In fact, you need to use a microfiber cloth that won’t scratch or damage your car’s paint job. Using the proper tools is essential to getting your ride back in top condition.

So if you’re ready, let’s get started with helping you get that organic egg off your ride! (We know it probably wasn’t organic, but it sounded too good to pass up, and everybody needs a little humor in a situation like this.)  

Let’s do this!

Method #1: Applying A Waterless Car Wash Product (Recommended)

One of the most effective ways to remove the egg from your car is using a waterless wash product. These types of products make it super easy to remove any egg stains (and any other scratch-causing substances such as bird poop) from your car’s paint.

They are simple to use and require the least amount of effort to get your ride back in tip-top shape. Plus, you don’t need to worry about finding a hose or using a ton of water to get your car cleaned.

You’ll want to make sure you’re using a soft cloth such as a microfiber towel to remove the egg and any other debris that might be stuck on your car’s exterior. We highly recommend checking out the Turbo Ceramic Waterless Detailer, as it’s known to be one of the best waterless cleaners on the market.  

The key here is to do as little wiping as possible. Start off with a garden hose and/or compressed air if you have it. This should get the bulk of the egg off while perhaps leaving some fragments. For these fragments, saturate your towel with some Turbo Waterless Detailer and ever so gently pat it onto the affected area. Pull off the cloth and you should have 100% pulled away any of the dangerous shell fragments.

Finally, spray the affected area of the car with a little bit of Turbo Waterless Detailer, then buff the area with a clean microfiber towel to bring back shine and remove any haze caused by the egg.

Method #2: Hot Water And Car Soap

Another excellent method for getting your car cleaned after an encounter with some egg yolk is to use good old-fashioned hot water and car soap. Pay attention to the words ‘car soap’, because any regular dish soap is not going to do you any favors and can even make the situation worse.

As mentioned previously, a garden hose will get a good amount of the egg off but still leaves some leftovers. Remember when we talked about sulfur and how eggs contain it? Yeah, you’re going to need more than a hose to get this problem rectified.

We suggest getting a bucket of hot water and adding the recommended amount of car soap to your bucket. Be sure to read the label of your car soap for the recommended dose - you don’t want to use too much soap, or you’ll have a heck of a time trying to get all that off your car as well. Get your microfiber cloth, and let’s get started.

We’ll later talk about a method that makes use of our decontamination car soap, but for this method, you’re going to want to use a more gentle pH-balanced car soap to avoid removing any wax layers you have on your vehicle. We recommend Torque Detail Ceramic Car Shampoo.

After washing the impact zone, give the car a final look to see if there’s any area of the car that still contains egg residue, then spray some of your hot water and soap mixture onto those spots. Let it sit for a few minutes (don’t do this in direct sunlight to avoid the soap getting baked on) and then start to remove the stain with a microfiber cloth or hand mitt.

If you’re lucky and you caught the egg before it had time to bake in the sun and cause some serious damage, this might be the only thing you need to do to remove the egg from your car. However, we suggest following up by using a product that protects your paint so that next time (even if there hopefully won’t be a next time), the cleanup job will be much easier and less stressful to your paint.

Method #3: Spraying Distilled White Vinegar

If the first two methods aren’t doable for you in your time of need and you only have access to whatever’s in your kitchen, don’t stress - simply grab some distilled white vinegar and a microfiber cloth before heading out to clean the egg from your car.

If you have a bucket or even just a pan handy, place your towel or cloth in it and then pour the distilled white vinegar all over it. The primary purpose here is to get the towel completely soaked in the vinegar.

Now, take that vinegar-soaked towel and begin scrubbing all the egg stains off your paint. Be sure to check everywhere, because it’s a rare occasion when a thrown egg will only hit and stay in one spot. Chances are that once the egg or eggs hit your vehicle, they splatter across several inches or more at the time of impact.

This method is typically effective for eggs that were recently discovered and haven’t had enough time to start baking into your car’s paint.

How To Remove Baked-On Egg Stains (Dried Egg)

If you had a late night and didn’t wake up until well after the sun was up and shining brightly down on your car, you’re probably going to need to take some extra effort to clean the egg mess off your vehicle.

Trying all the methods above may not be able to assist you in removing all the tough stains from the eggs baking in the sun for an extended amount of time. We feel you - this is not a fun experience and nobody should have to go through it.

But it happened, and now you need to get that egg mess off your paint before it does even more damage. The best method for doing this is using a full Decon wash like the Torque Detail Decon Soap. This is stronger than a regular car soap and will help remove any surface contaminants.

Once you’re able to remove all the eggs from your car’s paint, we suggest giving your ride some extra love and attention. Actually, it’s critical that you detail your car and get it protected from any future mishaps. We’re not saying that you’ll get egged again, but you never know who you might be rubbing the wrong way.

You can take care of all your car detailing needs, including the Full Decon Kit that makes every car shine like a monkey’s behind, by visiting our website. Seriously, they’ve got everything you need to keep your ride’s exterior looking incredibly shiny and pristine.  

Mitigating The Risk Of Egg Damage: Wax & Sealant

Once you’ve been able to remove the messy egg issue from your car’s paint, you’re going to want to protect your ride with some wax and sealant. This is the best way to prevent future egg endeavors or any other sticky matter from doing any damage to your car’s paint again.

Instead of spending hundreds of dollars on having professionals detail your ride, save your money and get the job done whenever you want with the easy-to-use Torque Detail Mirror Shine. This product is a super glossy hybrid car wax and sealant all in one bottle. It eliminates the need to use any other wash, wax, polish, or seal products.

In fact, all you need to do is spray and do a little buffing with a microfiber towel for an extremely glossy finish. This product is proudly manufactured in America and has been proven to be one of the best products on the market for protecting your car with ultimate shine.  

The best part about using Torque Detail Mirror Shine is that it repels water better than wax and is much easier to apply! You can get up to six months of protection when using this product. All you really ever need to do is just wipe away the dust, and poof - your car will be back to shining like it’s brand new.

Turbo Ceramic Waterless Detailer
Remove Egg From Paint and Give Your Car a Killer Shine At The Same Time!

Turbo is our anti static waterless car wash and quick detailer with ceramic. It helps enhance the longevity of Mirror Shine or Ceramic Shine and applies easily anywhere, anytime. You'll get high gloss shine and hydrophobic shine. Great for touch ups in between traditional car washing or as a waterless wash. The anti-static feature is well loved by supercar owners because dust  and dirt stays off. 

★★★★★ "Never bringing out the hose again. I use this every few days to remove dirt and debris from my car. Definitely prevents dirt from clinging to the coat. Awesome product." - Lewis R. 

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Summary

We’ve all been in some pretty sticky situations - albeit some more than others - but who’s keeping track? If you find that your car has been the victim of an egging, moving quickly to contain the issue is imperative. The faster you get the egg from your ride, the better.

Keep in mind that if your car sat in the sun, allowing the egg to bake into your car’s paint, you’re going to need to take some pretty actionable steps to get your car’s exterior back in good condition. Follow the steps we discussed above and you should be able to recover nicely. It might take some extra effort, but you’ll survive the egg attack.

We hope that the suggested methods above have helped you in getting your car back in its pristine condition - and if you tried one of the many Torque Detail products, we’re confident your ride is once again looking fabulous!

These methods allow you to remove the egg without any paint damage or other kinds of permanent damage, no advanced methods like sanding or repainting required. You don’t even need any expensive tools like a DA polisher. And best of all, it’s completely doable yourself rather than having to phone the insurance company to see if you’re eligible for a repair.

Until next time, keep your eggs in the pan and your car well protected!

Published on Mar 03, 2021