Halloween is prime time for kids pulling pranks! Egging is not nice, but if it happens to you, here is a step by step list to help you save your vehicle from damage! Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!
How to clean an egged vehicle
From time to time, area residents may experience vandalism in the form of egged vehicles and sometimes egged homes. The risk of these incidents seems to increase in the fall when teenagers are out in their cars after football games or near Halloween.
If your vehicles are egged, you need to know what to do. Vehicles that are left on the street rather than in the safety of a garage are ready made targets for pranksters. Discovering an egged vehicle is very upsetting but the removal of the eggs requires decisive action. It is important to remove the egg stain and the egg shells as quickly as possible.
If the removal of egg splatters is delayed, the removal will usually be more difficult. The yolks will crust and create a more difficult clean up. The goal is to limit damage to the paint.
This is the step by step process that is suggested:
Step 1: Do not allow the eggs to stay on the vehicle. An immediate clean up is mandatory to avoid more damage, especially if the stains are in the sun.
Step 2: Using your hands, remove all traces of the egg shell from the car.
Step 3: Once pieces of the egg shell are removed, clean the egg and yolk from the car using a soft towel. It is important to remove all traces of the egg shell. This way, you avoid scratching the surface of the car.
Step 4: Create a mixture using 1 part water and 1 part vinegar.
Step 5: Soak a towel in the mixture, and place it on the egg stain. You may also spray the mixture onto the vehicle using a spray bottle. Allow the towel to sit for at least 15 minutes.
Step 6: Remove the towel. Dry the area using a different towel.
Step 7: If necessary, repeat steps 5 and 6.
Unfortunately, if the egg is not immediately removed, there may be damage to the paint. If that is the case, the next call will be to your insurance agent.
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