Vandal in Bellevue eggs car in bitter cold
After celebrating on New Year's Eve, Justen Healy came home to an egged car.
Eight eggs hit his car parked in front of his house in Bellevue. Now those eggs are dried up on the side of his Mustang.
"Hopefully it doesn't take the paint off, because I didn't notice it until a day later," said Healy.
This is the second time his car's been hit by eggs. The last time was in the fall.
"It was messy too, but not as messy as that," he said. "I don't know if it's related or not, and I don't know why somebody would egg somebody's vehicle especially in this weather."
Healy's situation surprised auto-body shop owner Matt Sain.
"It is a little bit abnormal," said Sain, who owns Central Body Company in Omaha.
He said most cars with egg damage make it into his shop during the summer months.
"Summer time, it's even worse because it can actually etch itself into the clear coat," said Sain.
No matter what time of year it happens, he says it's important to get the egg off your car as soon as possible.
Try a hot water wash at a car wash. After that, use some dish washing detergent, and warm water.
"If you get that done and [egg is] still on there, I would dry it off thoroughly and then get a mild wax to hand apply to the area."
He said let the wax sit on the car, and then use a terry cloth towel to wipe it clean.
Healy said he's prepping to clean his Mustang.
"We'll see what happens," he said, "and it's going to cost me a lot of money if I want to have it re-painted."