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 several ways how you can remove these stickers by yourself and we at AutoDeal discuss each of them to help you out. This should help you expand your DIY (Do-It-Yourself) skills and save up a bit by avoiding car shops just to do this simple work for you. So without further ado, here are ways on how you can remove stickers from your car.
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, an alternative would be to use a razor blade or pen knife in order 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. Get the razor blade along with a cup of thick soap water or WD40 spray. For windshields, 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. If you're working on the paint, try and use a plastic spudger or a plastic card to get the same effect as the blade.
Using a blade may not damage the glass since glass is harder than steel. Even though, if you're not comfortable using a blade, a hairdryer will allow the sticker to detach itself from your windshield, bumper, or anywhere else. Given that the heat from the hairdryer will soften up the sticker, allowing you to remove it easier. The same technique can be used when dealing with stickers on metal parts or on exterior plastics.
Ether that or you can conduct your sticker extraction under the sun. You may get a bit of a tan, but that sticker will likely cooperate.
We hope this 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. If you’re not that confident to go through the process, then it’s not bad to ask for some friendly assistance to have it removed. Again, just follow these tips and trips, and you’ll have those unimportant stickers on your car removed in no time.