How to Remove Stickers from a Car

Peeling Sticker Off Windshield

 

You might be looking to learn how to remove stickers from your car if you have an old bumper you don’t want anymore. Or, maybe you bought a used vehicle that came with unwanted stickers? In any case, stickers can be a hassle to remove. Bottom line: you want to know how to get stickers off your car, and we can help! 

At Bell Road Mitsubishi, we share tips and tricks on ridding stickers from your vehicle and how to remove sticker residue from your car window. Contact us for more information, or you can browse our other service tips

How to Get Stickers off a Car Body

You need to take into account the paint of your car when removing stickers. Yes, stickers can damage the color of your car, truck, or SUV, but you can prevent this by using these products and following the steps we recommend:

  • Use car washing soap
  • Get a hairdryer
  • Pick a plastic card (library card, membership card, etc.) 
  • Purchase tree sap remover or Goo Gone Automotive
  • You need clean, dry towels

Now that you have the products and materials, you need to learn how to remove stickers from your car properly, we can start the removal process:

  1. Clean the entire sticker and its surrounding area using the car wash soap.
  2. Hold the hairdryer two to three inches away from the sticker and turn the hairdryer on to hot. Work from the inside out to ensure that you heat the entire sticker. Only blow-dry the sticker for a few seconds.
  3. The sticker should be hot. Now is the time to use your plastic card to push against the sticker’s edge carefully. If the residue of the sticker is beginning to lift, you can peel the rest off. You may need to repeat the previous instructions a few times if your sticker decides to come off in bits or due to the size of the sticker.
  4. Not all stickers come off with ease and may leave a layer of adhesive residue behind. So now you need to know how to remove sticker residue from a car. Not only is this an easy fix, but it is also where the other products and materials within our list come into play. 
  5. Take a clean, dry cloth and add either tree sap remover or Goo Gone Automotive; please follow the instructions when using products. Take the cloth and gently wipe the residue of the sticker until it is gone.

How to Get Stickers off a Car Window

Now, getting stickers off a car window is different, but we do have the solution to that problem. Here is what you need to get a sticker off a car window:

  • Razorblade
  • Clean, dry towels
  • Rubbing alcohol 
  • Dish soap and hot water

Now that you have what you need Mesa drivers, you can remove the sticker from your car window:

  1. Gently use the razor blade to peel the corner of the sticker. Once there is a lift, you can peel by hand.
  2. If there is sticker residue, use the cloth and soapy hot water to rub the residue off
  3. If the hot water and soap did not do the trick, you could use your razor blade to carefully scrape the sticker residue, be careful not to scratch the window.
  4. Some stickers that have been left on a window for some time can be more challenging to remove. At this point, try some rubbing alcohol on some paper towel; once complete, use a clean towel to wipe the window.

Learn More Car Care Tips with Bell Road Mitsubishi Near Peoria

Bell Road Mitsubishi is near Peoria and Glendale, which makes it easy for us to help you service your vehicle. Our service team is here to provide tips and tricks that make your car life easier. You can schedule a service appointment or speak to one of our service team members in our service department. Don’t forget to look at our regularly updated service specials to help you save on your next visit.

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