How to Remove Stickers from a Car

Peeling Sticker Off Windshield

 

If you are looking for ways to get your vehicle looking like it did the day it left the showroom, you may be wondering how to remove stickers from a car. That is why Basil Resale Sheridan & Basil Resale Transit has provided a guide on how to get stickers off a car without damaging the paint or glass. Simply follow the steps listed below, and your car can be looking like new in no time.

How to Get Stickers off a Car Body

If you are wondering how to get stickers off a car body, you will need to have the right supplies on hand:

  • A bit of car washing soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Plastic card (library card, membership card, etc.)
  • Tree sap remover or Goo Gone Automotive
  • Clean, dry towels

Once you have all of the necessary supplies to get the job done right, follow the guide below:

  1. Use the car wash soap to clean the entire sticker as well as the surrounding area.
  2. Hold the hairdryer approximately two to three inches away from the sticker for a few seconds using the highest heat setting. Work from the inside out to cover the entire sticker area.
  3. After you have heated the sticker, use a plastic card to gently push under the edge of the sticker. When the adhesive residue starts to lift, you should be able to slowly peel the rest of the sticker off of your vehicle. Repeating the heating and peeling process may be necessary, and the sticker might come off in bits rather than one complete piece.
  4. If there is a lot of sticker residue remaining, you may now be wondering how to remove sticker residue from a car. It is actually quite easy to do so. All you have to do is use a clean, dry cloth and some tree sap remover or Goo Gone Automotive. Use gentle pressure to wipe away the residue until it is gone.

How to Get Stickers Off a Car Window

What if the stickers you need to remove are on your car window? If this is the case, the process will vary from the steps above. The hairdryer is no longer necessary, and you can use a razor blade instead of a plastic card. Use added caution if you decide to use the razor blade in place of the plastic card. If you have tinted windows, do not use a razor blade on the inside of the windows. Here is what you will need to get started:

  • Razor blade
  • Clean, dry towels
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Dish soap and hot water
  1. Use the razor blade to peel up a bit of the sticker. Try to remove as much of it by hand as possible.
  2. Take your clean towel as well as the dish soap and hot water mixture, and rub the sticker residue until it disappears. This may be all you need to do to remove sticker residue from your car. If this is not the case, continue to follow the steps below.
  3. Use the razor blade to carefully scrape at the residue until it lifts.
  4. Soak a paper towel in the rubbing alcohol and scrub away at the sticker. You can use the razor blade intermittently to peel up remaining pieces of the sticker. Take a clean towel soaked in water to clean the area when all of the residue has been removed.

Basil Resale Sheridan & Basil Resale Transit is Your Go-To Destination for Car Care Tips

If you have any other questions about car care and maintenance, do not hesitate to contact the experts at Basil Resale Sheridan & Basil Resale Transit. It is our goal to help you get your car looking and performing at its best. You can also check out our service and parts hub for more DIY tips, like How to Get rid of Car Mold and How to Remove Dents and Scratches!

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