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How to Remove Coffee From Car Paint

by Jason Candanedo

Spilling coffee on the finish of your car shouldn't cause you distress. If it's wet, simply soak it up. If it's dry, it will take a little longer to remove it -- but it's still possible. Before you head to an expensive car wash, try one of several commonly used household cleaning products and baby wipes to lift the stain and return your car's finish to its previous state.

Fresh Coffee Stain

Purchase a package of baby wipes, any kind. They're inexpensive and easy to find.

Blot the coffee with the baby wipe until most of it is gone.

Remove the remainder of the coffee by wiping with the baby wipe until the stain is gone.

Dried Coffee Stain

Wash the stained area using a hand towel and soapy water. Blot the area with a dry towel.

Mix mix one teaspoon of vinegar to one quart of water and soak a sponge with this mixture. Rub the stained area until the coffee residue begins to loosen and disappear.

Rinse the area with warm water until the vinegar and remnants of the coffee stain are gone. Dry by blotting the area with a hand towel.

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About the Author

Jason Candanedo is currently a student at Empire State College, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in social theory, social structure and change. He has been writing since August 2008 on his political blog and since September 2009 as a freelance writer for various websites.

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