Most cars today have stickers that can represent just about anything under the sun. These can be your favorite car club, the passengers on board, and the dealership where your car was bought. Like everything on Earth, these will eventually expire leaving your car with a faded, worn out ugly piece of paper stuck on your windshield or bumper.
Fortunately, just like cleaning your interior, there are a number of ways to remove them by yourself and we at AutoDeal discuss each of them to help you out.
For starters, using the good ole fingernail to lift the edge of the sticker could do the trick. If it does, gently pull back then rub the residue with isopropyl alcohol. Pulling it upward will tear the sticker apart.
If that doesn’t work, get a razor blade and a cup of thick soap water or WD40 spray. Use the blade to lift a portion of the sticker’s edge and apply thick soap water or spray WD40 solution. Then, gently pull back the sticker. Wipe away the residue with a microfiber towel after.
However, things get a little complicated when you want to remove a sticker that’s placed on the interior glass. Using a blade can easily damage the glass or it can cut through the rear windshield defogger. With that in mind, you could use a hair dryer to remove the sticker. The heat from the hair dryer will soften up the sticker, allowing you to remove it easier.
The same technique can be used when dealing with stickers on metal parts. Unfortunately for painted plastic parts, this can’t be used because it may melt or stretch the paint.
An alternative would be to use a plastic razor blade to lift the edge slightly and spray it with WD40. This will dissolve the adhesive without damaging the paint. Make sure to wipe the solution off with a microfiber towel.
We hope this DIY (Do-It-Yourself) guide on how to remove stickers from your car helps you when the time comes. This could save you the time, trouble, and your hard-earned money from auto shops that rip you off with high prices or sometimes damage your car for this simple task.
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