Don't delay, you have to clean the egg off the paint as soon as possible. Left to sit (especially in hot weather or in direct sunlight) the egg will etch its way through the clear coat and into the base colored coat of the paint finish. At that point, the area will have to be repainted to restore the original condition. For this reason, timing is of the essence!
Just remember to clean the area without causing any more paint damage. DON'T use paper towels, old rags or any other cloth/applicator that will scratch the surface. Also, don't use glass cleaner which is designed for cleaning glass. If you've done any of these, don't panic. You've given yourself more work to do but it can be fixed.
With your car in the shade so that the paint finish is cool to the touch, wash your car
einszett car wash shampoo to remove any loose dirt and contaminants. Or,
if your car is already clean, just wash the area to be treated with
Spray Wax to remove any loose dust or debris in the affected area so you won't cause additional scratches while treating the area.
The key is to remove the contaminant to neutralize its etching properties as soon as possible.
Now that the surface is clean and dry, we need to remove the damaged paint finish. This is done using car polish.
Depending on how severe the damage is will determine which polish or
polishes we will use.
If the paint has deep scratches or
looks like the picture above, you'll have to polish first with
Extra Scratch Remover. The strong abrasives in
Extra will safely remove the damaged layers of paint. Don't worry, we are talking microns so you won't be completely removing the clear coat. If applying by hand, use a
plush cotton towel for the best results. Polish the surface until the appearance of the damage is reduced. This might take two to three applications so be patient.
We have a tutorial with more information about
how to apply car polish.
If applying by machine such as a Dual Action Orbital, apply on a medium-high setting (varies by machine) with a cutting foam pad.
If the damage is deep enough so that the polish is not removing the damage,
you'll need to wetsand or have a professional detailer fix the defect.
information, check out our
After polishing with Extra, polish the surface with
Paint Polish. Paint Polish
is a finer grade polish and will enhance
the depth and gloss of your paint. After polishing, the surface should look significantly improved with the majority of the defect removed.
After polishing the paint, you need to seal the finish with a protective layer of wax. Apply
Glanz Wax with a
applicator pad to protect the paint against oxidation, UV rays, bird droppings, acid rain, road grime and from any future egg attacks (if you should be so unfortunate). Read our
guide to applying Glanz Wax for more detailed information.
Of course there's no way to prevent someone from throwing eggs at your car. However, be sure to
regularly apply wax to your car to slow down the effects of eggs but also everyday contaminants like bird droppings, tree sap and road grime which can also cause damage to your paint. Proper car care protection and timing is everything. Polish and wax your car twice a year if you have a daily driver. Even though it lasts between four and six months, you can apply Glanz Wax more often to ensure sufficient protection.
It's also recommended that you carry a clean
microfiber towel and a bottle of
Spray Wax in your
car in case you are away from home you can clean any bird droppings, sap or egg immediately.
the sooner you can remove the contaminant, the less damage to the paint
you'll have to fix.
If you have any questions,