How to Get Oil Off Car Paintby Johnno CaryUpdated August 03, 2023
Blot away as much oil as possible using paper towels. Don't wipe the spill or smear it around, which will only create a bigger mess.
Pour 1/2 cup of degreasing liquid onto a clean towel and apply the liquid to the oil on the paint, rubbing gently over the oil spot and letting the detergent set for 15 to 20 minutes.
Wipe off the degreasing liquid and oil with old, clean towels, repeating as necessary to remove all traces of oil.
Wash and wax the automobile to bring out the shine in the paint.
Things You'll Need
- Paper towels
- Liquid Dawn dish washing detergent, Oxiclean or other degreasing solution
- Old, clean towels
- Do not leave the car in direct sunlight on a hot day when using degreaser on oil, as this could cause the paint to fade or discolor.