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Car Paint Damage

Discussion in 'Motors' started by russell664, 21 Aug 2019.

  1. russell664

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Nov 2011

    Posts: 4,567

    Location: Worksop

    Hi all,

    Looking for some advice. So while I was on holiday for 2 weeks some ****** decided to egg my car. naturally, we had the hottest day of the year so it is baked on real good.

    There was egg pieces on my car, and definately has dried. Now, I have tried washing it, and using a bit of T-Cut to get rid of it, it will not budge at all.
    The paint feels rough. I have been reading around and white vinegar apprently softens the dried yolk and enables you to get it off. I'm going to buy some later an use a rag and stick it to the car and let it soak.

    The annoying thing is, i'm looking to sell my car soon and just hope it hasn't stripped the laquer off my car or something daft like that.

    Picture below:

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    Now most of theyellow is gone after a wash, however, the roughness remains the same. Can't seem to get rid of it and it is a big eyesore! :mad:

    What would you wise people of OCUK motors do to fix this, or at least try to?
     
  2. AHarvey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 6 Mar 2008

    Posts: 9,989

    Location: Stoke area

    try what you've said already and see what it's like then.

    Other option would be to get a professional detailer on the job, they'll be able to get rid of it and give the whole car a good once over too, it'll help the resale value ;)
     
  3. Armageus

    Don

    Joined: 19 May 2012

    Posts: 11,567

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    Assume you've tried a pressure washer?
     
  4. Matt-Page

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,610

    Have you tried Claying? I'd try that before any strong solvents, etc.
     
  5. russell664

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Nov 2011

    Posts: 4,567

    Location: Worksop

    Sounds like a plan. I'll get some later and report back.

    I don't have a pressure washer sadly. Tough, from experience, no water seems to affect this stuff whatsoever.Though, I might try one at my local super market.

    That might be a shout, claying removes roughness. Is there a kit you recommend at all?
     
  6. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Aug 2007

    Posts: 10,890

    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    Stick it in your dishwasher ;)
     
  7. Conscript

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 18 Oct 2004

    Posts: 9,594

    Location: Kent

    I would try a tar removal product, they are usually pretty good at shifting stuff. Something like Autoglym Intensive Tar Remover, or Tardis.
    If not, then as above, a clay bar should hopefully shift it.
     
  8. Mercenary Keyboard Warrior

    Capodecina

    Joined: 4 Aug 2007

    Posts: 10,890

    Location: Wilds of suffolk

    HOnestly you need to soak it off, same as dealing with a heavy bug splat issue, rehydration

    Get a few old towels (or use kitchen towel if its not hot), soak them and place them over the egg and leave for 15 mins or so. Remove, wash area, repeat until its softened the egg by rehydration.
    A little white vinegar may speed the process but you just need to get water into and under the egg basically.
     
  9. LiE

    Capodecina

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 20,755

    Location: Milton Keynes

    This. It's just baked on and needs a good soak. You shouldn't need to "mechanically" remove it.
     
  10. Finglonga

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 20 Aug 2008

    Posts: 1,793

    Location: Stafford

    I would not go near it with T-Cut, I have used WD40 before now to get rid of baked on sap with success.
     
  11. snapdragon69

    Hitman

    Joined: 27 Jan 2014

    Posts: 869

    There is a 200 year old bridge in Iran made of bricks and as there was no cement for the mortar, the locals used eggs and sand and it is still standing fine!
    What about warm water and something with protease enzymes in it such as biological laundry detergent or dissolved dishwasher tablets.
     
  12. Matt-Page

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 3,610

    For simplicity and availability, this will do (https://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs...egoryId=318438&productId=922503&storeId=10001)

    As others have said though, I'd try really soaking it first. Have you got or use Snowfoam? A thick heavy mix left to soak, followed by a rinse off with a pressure washer will definitely help.

    The towel suggestion sounds good as well.