How to Remove Cement From Car Paint

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How to Remove Cement From Car Paint
Cement mixed in a car park can easily reach your car. (cement pumper image by Greg Pickens from

Cement is great for building things, but not when it gets stuck on your car's painted surface. Composed of sand, crushed rock, gravel and other ingredients, cement can scratch right through your car's paint. Learn how to remove cement from car paint and keep your car looking clean.

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Things you need

  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Spray bottle
  • Towel
  • Car wax

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  1. 1

    Mix water and vinegar in a spray bottle to blend a solution of half water, half vinegar. Spray it on the cement until completely soaked with the mixture. The vinegar works to break down the cement mixture.

  2. 2

    Use a towel to gently dab the cement and remove it from the surface of the car. If you use the towel to just wipe the cement, it will leave large scratches in your paint. Repeat these steps as often as needed until all of the cement is gone.

  3. 3

    Wash the area with car wash soap, dry it and then add a coat of wax or car polish to make the area glossy again. A coat of wax will also act as a barrier and prevent more cement from causing harm to the paint.

Tips and warnings

  • It doesn't matter whether the cement is wet or dry, never try to just wipe or rub it off. Doing that will cause damage to the painted surface.

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