I came out to my car the other morning and someone had egged my car. I have looked over ways of cleaning, but they all are in warm weather. It was and has been in the teens the last few nights and wounder if Eskimos have the answer?
ALG6 from Boston
I've had some on my car for over 2 years. Tried vinegar, goo gone, and lots of soaking and polishing. Nothing. But 20 minutes of Vaseline Intensive Care took about half of it off. I'll keep working with it, but it looks like that's finally the answer.
No Vaseline lotion available, so I used regular Vaseline and when that did not seem to be working, added the only lotion I had on hand which was some kind of berry. Worked and the egg yolk stains are gone!
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Plain old hot water will remove eggs from cars or walls. Mario
Fortunately when I found that our cars (and front door) had been egged overnight we also had a frost so at least the eggs on the car were still wet(tish). I used warm water and detergent and it came off easily. I removed the large pieces of shell first and hosed down with cold water afterwards.
Just tried your suggestions of using Vaseline Intensive Care to remove egg from my car. IT WORKS! My car was egged early this morning. I parked it in the shade and and put several coats of the lotion over the affected areas making sure to keep it from drying out. After about 10-15 minutes the egg began to soften up and I could gently scrape it with my finger nails. After the egg was gone I rinsed the area with some bottled water I had in the car and then took it to a gas staion car wash for a good spray down. Thanks to you all!
Dish washing detergent works very well. Just used it and the paint isn't scratched and its like washing dishes..
Wet a sponge, put some detergent on it, put a layer of detergent on all affected areas and wait for like 5 mins. Then use a combo of the sponge and a hose and everything comes right off!
I found this site in a Google search among others. All sites cautioned about hurrying to get the egg off and listed all kinds of remedies. Your "guest post" made the most sense.
My 2000 Intrepid was egged overnight. It was nearly 3pm before I saw it. I had to go to work and had no time to deal with it. I worked all day and drove home at night. I slept late the next day, had to leave and did not get to work on the egg for 36 hours...and the daytime temperature was near 90!
I feared the worst but, based on your posting I thought: "WHY NOT USE HOT WATER AND DISH DETERGENT?" I got a bucket of the hottest water I could stand, added a generous helping of Joy, took a towel and kept slopping it on the car and rubbing. Eventually, it all came off without a hitch.
Now, the car had been damaged and re-painted and it was not original factory paint so maybe that had something to do with it but, there was NO paint damage!
So, THANKS, guest poster...thanks.
My car was egged last night and I noticed it at 3 pm today. I used water from a hose and a sponge and it came off easy. No paint damage.
Our black car was egged in August, while we were away on vacation so the egg was really dried. I knew that many laundry detergents contain enzymes to aid in removing protein based stains such as food and blood. I covered the area with rags and kept them soaked with a mix of 1 cup of Tide for cold washes (liquid) to 5 gallons of water. Perfect! No scrubbing needed.
Used laundry detergent and warm water with a cello sponge - came right off even after being on for a day. Went through car wash (wanted to do it anyway before the winter). No problems.
I had to borrow my sisters BMW wagon for two days. Only thing, I live in smallish town in Georgia so this sort car isn't really accepted or is considered an elite car. The car was egged last night. Odd, I've lived here for a year and no problems with my Chevy truck. Therefore, BMW and such should coat cars for such occasions. Well, just an idea.
Anyway, the warm water and vinegar did the trick.
My car was egged the other night, and by the time I got home it was frozen on the car because it is winter. When I woke up I washed it off with water and it was fine. I went ahead and used a clay bar to make sure it all came off, then waxed.