Car stickers are fun and can sometimes reflect your personality or mood. But then, those feelings often pass, and you later decide to clear up your windshield with clutter. Car sticker now becomes an arduous task of removing and keeping the windshield spotless and hopefully unscathed. We’ve compiled the five best tips for removing car stickers.
- Soak and rub – for this method we can use some household items. To remove the sticker, make sure to soak the sticker with dishwashing liquid or alcohol. Use a microfiber towel and start rubbing off the sticker. This method makes take a lot of effort, but it’s the cheapest alternative.
- Scraping – for this method you will need to use a hair dryer and a razor blade. Be very careful in using the razor blade as it can permanently scratch your windshield if done incorrectly or haphazardly. To start, heat the sticker to loosen the adhesive. Slowly insert the tip of the razor blade in the corner of the sticker and lift the razor blade and stick together. Keep doing this while the sticker’s adhesive is warm. Once the sticker starts to break, reheat and do it again until everything gets removed. After which, use the soak and rub method above for any residue left.
- Good ole WD-40 – for this method, it only needs a good soak from a penetrating spray like the WD-40. What it does is break down the glue or adhesive making the process of removing the sticker faster. However, make sure that this doesn’t touch the car’s paint. Once the sticker is removed, use the soak and rub method to remove the residue of WD-40.
- Adhesive remover – this final tip is a specialized car sticker remover. If you don’t mind spending a few dollars, this can easily remove those nasty car stickers and leaves no residue as well. Perfectly safe and guaranteed not to harm or scratch your windshield.
Car stickers are sometimes inevitable, and there are ways to remove them safely. When doing so, always exercise caution and wear proper gear. When dealing with chemicals, still use the appropriate equipment like gloves, masks, and coverall.