Peeling Sticker Off Windshield

How to Remove Stickers From a Car

There are multiple reasons that you should know about how to remove stickers from your car. Whether you’ve given up old hobbies or are cleaning your vehicle to sell it, we can help you learn how to get stickers off your car. Learn how to remove sticker residue from your car in this handy guide from Truck Ranch, your trusted Logan-area used truck dealership.

How to Get Stickers off a Car Body

Removing stickers off the body of your vehicle without damaging the paint is simple when you use these products:

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

Have everything that you need? Follow the steps below to remove any stickers from your vehicle:

  1. Using the car wash soap, clean the entire sticker and surrounding area.
  2. With the hairdryer on hot/high, hold it about two to three inches away from the sticker for a few seconds, making sure the heat hits the entire area working from the inside out. 
  3. With the sticker heated, take your plastic card and gently push it under the sticker’s edge. The adhesive residue should start to lift, allowing you to slowly peel the rest off. Keep in mind that this step may be necessary to repeat the heating and peeling process, and your sticker might come off in bits rather than in one go. 
  4. You may have a layer of residue left on your car after the sticker is gone, which then has drivers wondering how to remove sticker residue from a car. It’s an easy fix! Just take your clean, dry cloth and some tree sap remover or Goo Gone Automotive and gently wipe it until the residue is gone.

How to Get Stickers off a Car Window

Removing stickers from a car window is a different process. You can just use a razor blade, but be mindful of your safety and never use it on the inside of tinted windows. The products you need include:

  • A razor blade
  • Clean, dry towels
  • Rubbing alcohol 
  • Dish soap and hot water

With the necessary equipment, follow the steps below:

  1. Use the razor blade to peel up a bit of the sticker, then remove it as cleanly as you can by hand.
  2. Using the dish soap and hot water mixture with your clean towel, rub the sticker residue until it begins to remove. If this doesn’t work, continue with the next steps. 
  3. If the soap and hot water did not get all of the sticker’s residue off, you can take your razor blade and carefully scrape at the residue until it lifts. 
  4. If you’ve got some particularly stubborn sticker residue and the above steps couldn’t complete the job, rubbing alcohol often does the trick. Just soak a paper towel in the rubbing alcohol and scrub away, using the razor blade intermittently. A clean towel soaked in water will be sufficient to clean the area when you’re finished. 

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