How to Remove Stickers from a Car

February 20th, 2019 by

How to Remove Stickers from a Car

Maintaining a used car is no easy task, and drivers from all walks of life may need to learn how to remove stickers from a car at one point or another. Whether you’re cleaning up after a previous owner or moving things around to make a better first impression, the process can be easy and painless!

How to Get Stickers off a Car Body

If you’d like to get stickers off a car body without damaging the paint, you’ll need the following products on hand:

  • A standard-issue plastic card
  • Goo Gone Automotive or a basic tree sap remover
  • A clean, dry microfiber towel that won’t scratch your paint
  • Car washing soap
  • Hairdryer

Then, follow these steps to get the job done right:

  1. Use the car soap to wash the entire area
  2. Set the hair dryer to ‘hot.’ Holding it two or three inches away from the car, work from inside to outside to heat the sticker.
  3. With the sticker properly heated, use your plastic card to peel the sticker from the surface. Repeat the washing and heating process if necessary.
  4. Many drivers feel as though they don’t know how to remove sticker residue from a car, but it’s not as difficult as it seems. Just apply the tree sap remover or the Goo Gone Automotive and use the dry cloth to wipe it all away.

How to Get Stickers off a Car Window

The process differs if you’re trying to remove stickers from a car window. The sticker may be harder to remove, but since you don’t have to worry about damaging the paint, you can use a razor blade instead of a plastic card, and regular dish soap instead of a specialized product. Note that you should never use a blade on the inside of a tinted window.

In order to start the process, you’ll require each of the following:

  • Dish soap and hot water
  • Razor blade
  • A clean, dry towel
  • Rubbing alcohol

With this equipment in hand, you’re ready to get started:

  1. Use the razor blade to remove as much of the sticker as you can.
  2. If you can’t remove the whole sticker, wash the area with dish soap and hot water. This may remove the rest of the sticker.
  3. If residue remains after you’ve washed the area, simply repeat steps one and two until the process is complete.
  4. If you don’t have any luck with the razor blade, soap, and hot water, try taking some rubbing alcohol to the adhesive residues. Make sure to remove any excess rubbing alcohol with the clean towel after you’re finished.

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