How To Remove Cement From Car : All You Need To Know

You were driving on the road, can’t wait to get home since you have been working all day. You increased your speed with some things in mind like relaxing on your favorite couch with a cup of coffee while watching your favorite TV show.

And then something went wrong, you happen to drive through a road with wet cement. Now your car is covered with cement. Instead of thinking about relaxing, you would be thinking on how you would get it off your car.

Your tires are all covered with cement, the exterior looks like a disaster and is covered with cement as well. Well need not to worry, we got you covered. We will provide some easy steps for you on how to remove cement from car surfaces and windows.


You should be back into that relaxed state in no time. Keep in mind that there are several ways to clean up that nasty dirt on your car. This guide that I have for you are the most simple and yet effective ways to clean up your car easily.

Use Salt Solution

Clean the Cement as Soon as Possible

Part of our guide on how to remove cement from car surface is cleaning the cement while it is still wet. Doing so is much better than cleaning it once it dries up.

Dry cement on your car would leave awful scratches once they are cleaned up. For slightly dried up cement marks, you might want to try these methods of cleaning:

Method 1: Use Salt Solution


You Would Need  :

  • Paper towels
  • Empty bowl
  • Salt
  • Water Razor or a knife

Begin !


Step 1 :

​Put a few drops of water in a bowl and mix 10 teaspoons of salt. We are aiming for a solution that would be concentrated, keep adding drops of water until the salt is well dissolved.

Step 2 :

​Put the paper towel in the solution and apply it to the stains. You should soak up the cement with the solution and the paper towel as well. Leave the paper towel on the stain for about 20 minutes, doing so will loosen up the stains.

Step 3:

​Scrape off the cement using the razor or a knife. Make sure that the razor does not touch the car’s body to avoid scratches. The stains can be scraped off easily but would leave a bit of stains behind.

Step 4:

​Apply more salt solution to remove left over stains from the car.

Method 2: Use Vinegar Solution


What Would You Need :

  • Water
  • Spray bottle
  • Paper towels
  • Pure vinegar

Let's Go !

Step 1:

If the cement is still fresh, try removing it with paper towels first.

Step 2:

In a spray bottle, put an equal amount of water and pure vinegar. Spray it on the dirt and let it sit there for a few minutes before cleaning off the dirt with a paper towel.

Step 3:

If it did not work quite well, put the paper towel onto the stain and hold it while pouring some vinegar on it. Doing so would help the vinegar stick on the stain so make sure that the paper towel won’t get dry. Vinegar evaporates quickly so make sure you keep the paper towels wet.

Step 4:

After an hour, take the paper towel off and check if there is any progress. By now the stains are already gone so you just need to wipe the surface a bit. Wash the car and apply some car wax to make it look good again.

There are some instances that you would park your car beside a construction site. Most of these cases, concrete would fall on your car. This would not just ruin the paint but your windows as well.

So here is how you would clean off the cement on your car if it gets onto the windows.

Method 3: How to Remove Cement From Car Windows

Wash car windows

You Would Need :

  • Sponge
  • Empty tray
  • Empty bowl
  • Cleaning towel
  • Vinegar

Begin !


Remove the windows with stains if it is possible.


Once you are done, fill the empty tray with equal amounts of water and vinegar. Make sure there is enough solution in the tray to submerge the window, leave it submerged in the solution for 10 minutes.


If it is impossible to remove the windows, prepare the same solution and put it in a spray bottle. Spray the solution on the stains and leave it for 10 - 15 minutes.


Remove the cement using the sponge, be sure to remove it slowly so your car’s surface won’t be damaged by scratches.


If ever the concrete isn’t removed by the solution, try heating up a few cups of vinegar. Soak the sponge in the heated vinegar and apply it on the cement. Leave it for 15 minutes.


Use paper towels to remove the stains. Rinse the glass using water which will clear out the stains.

If you’ve noticed the things that are in the list, you’ll notice that they are mostly available at home. Unlike other chemical based stuff that you must buy somewhere, these things can easily be acquired. Buying cleaning remedies might dry up the cement before you are done paying for it.

Bottom Line

There you have it, our guide on how to remove cement on car surfaces and windows. Though we have this guide help you with cleaning such stains on your car, preventing such things to happen is way better for your ride.

Make sure to drive safely and not too fast, if ever you would come across wet cement, driving fast would really spread the concrete throughout your car.

Driving slowly can minimize the chances of spreading the stain. In addition to that, remember to clean out the cement while it is still wet. Doing so will make the cement easier to remove as well as prevent leaving scratches from your ride.

Avoiding parking spaces beside construction sites is also important. It would cause stains on your car’s roof and eventually on your car windows. If it can’t be helped to park your car in such place, cover your car to prevent cements from staining your beloved ride.

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