How to Remove Stickers from a Car

Peeling Sticker Off Windshield

There are a plethora of reasons why you would want to know how to get stickers off a car. Whether you’ve given up old hobbies, looking to sell your vehicle, or simply don’t want the stickers on the car anymore. We have your guide on how to remove stickers from a car. Want to also learn how to remove sticker residue from your car? We can help! Don’t hesitate to contact our team at our service center near Sussex if you get stuck along the way.

How to Get Stickers Off Your Car?

The easiest way to remove stickers from the vehicle’s exterior without doing any damage is by using 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? Below are the steps to remove any sticker from the vehicle’s exterior:

  1. Using the car wash soap, clean the sticker and surrounding area.
  2. With the hairdryer on hot, hold it about two to three inches away from the sticker for a couple of seconds. You want to make sure that you hit the entire area with heat, working from the inside out. 
  3. With the sticker heated, take your plastic card and gently push it under the sticker’s edge. Once you notice the adhesive residue starting to lift, you can slowly peel the rest off. However, you may need to repeat the heating and peeling process. There’s a chance that your sticker can come off in pieces instead of in one go.
  4. You may have a layer of residue left on your car when the sticker is gone, which is when the question becomes how to remove sticker residue from a car. It’s an easy fix: take your clean, dry cloth and some tree sap remover or Goo Gone Automotive and wipe with gently 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 use a razor blade instead of a hairdryer and plastic card. Never use a razor blade on the inside of tinted windows. Below are the products that you need:

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

When you have what you need, follow these steps:

  1. Use the razor blade to peel up a bit of the sticker, and then by hand, remove it as best as you can.
  2. Using the dish soap and hot water mixture with your clean towel, rub the sticker residue until it begins to dissipate. This may finish the job, or you can move on to the next steps.
  3. If the soap and hot water didn’t do the trick, you can take your razor blade and carefully scrape at the residue until it lifts. 
  4. If you have stubborn sticker residue, 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 clean the area when you’re finished. 

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Our team is standing by to answer any questions that you have and will help if you’re struggling to remove your stickers or sticker residue from your vehicle. Schedule a service appointment right at home, and we’ll be in touch!

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