Girl Ruins Car's Paintwork Using Pink Spray Paint in DIY Modification Video

What started out as a DIY car modification video ended up being a lesson in what not to do to your car for TikToker Kayla Malec.

Malec, 16, shared the process of turning her car pink with spray paint on her account @kaylamalecc. In the two days since the clip was first shared, it has amassed over 500,000 likes and four million views.

"Don't trust the process," she captioned the TikTok.

After cleaning the handles, window edges and logos on her car, Malec used Rust-oleum peel paint on the car. If TikTok has taught us anything, it's that any DIY video starting with Rust-oleum will not end well.

Malec explained that she sprayed the paint on messily, planning on peeling it from the unwanted parts. Planning is the key word here.

Following scenes show Malec attempting to rub and peel off the paint without any luck, leaving a paint job fail to rival that of TikTok's recent viral DIY bathroom renovation fail.

"So I have an issue. I decided to paint my car and it was peel paint, so I thought you could just peel it off, so I just sprayed it all over my car, and now it's not coming off," narrated Malec in a follow-up video on her TikTok account.

"I've had many stares while driving my car and dirty looks. And my friends hate it so much," Malec told Newsweek in an email.

"I'm praying a car wash is gonna get it off," she added in a TikTok clip. "I'm so embarrassed to drive this."

Malec managed to slightly heal the situation by peeling some of the paint off, as shown in a later TikTok video. "It doesn't look horrible, but it looks bad," she said as she showed the updated result. The end result reveals the car with patchy paint still around the edges and on the windows.

"Oh no. This is the bathroom renovation all over again," commented one TikTok user.

"Why didn't you use tape?" asked a confused viewer in the video's comments. "Good question," responded Malec.

Advice in the comments ranged from using acetone nail polish remover to scraping the paint off with a razor blade.

"I don't have a plan on fixing it yet, but i've used keys and my hands to scrub lots of the paint off. but unfortunately it is still stuck on my car. I'm most likely just going get it professionally wrapped pink," Malec told Newsweek.

"I honestly just hope that when I get my car wrapped it'll cover the spray paint, or i'll just buy a new car."

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