How to Remove Stickers from a Car

Peeling Sticker Off Windshield

If you want to give your car a new beginning, it may be time to learn how to remove stickers from your car. And with the right tools and techniques, you can easily peel off even the most stubborn stickers in a spare afternoon. Take a look at our best tips and tricks for how to remove sticker residue from a car, and enjoy your new look on the Dayton roads.

How to Get Stickers Off a Car Body

To get the process started, you’ll need a few different tools. You may have some of these handy items around the house: hairdryer, plastic card, clean towels. However, you might need to stop by the parts department for things like car washing soap and a residue cleaning product like Goo Gone Automotive or tree sap remover. Then, you’re ready to get started:

  • Clean the sticker and surrounding area with car wash soap.
  • Plug in your hair dryer and set it on the hot setting. 
  • Hold the hairdryer around 2-3 inches from the surface of the sticker, working from the center outwards, until the entire surface is warm.
  • When the glue has loosened, take your plastic card and push it under the edge of the sticker. Once the adhesive starts lifting, you can peel the rest of the sticker away. The sticker may lift in one piece or it may break into several pieces.
  • If you notice residue, learning how to remove sticker residue from car is just a matter of applying the right product. Grab a clean cloth and a product like Goo Gone Automotive to scrub the stickiness away for good.

How to Get Stickers Off Car Glass

Learning how to remove stickers from car glass, like windshields and windows, is a similar process. However, it’s important to use slightly different products for the best results. Again, you can find several of these products around the house like rubbing alcohol, dish soap, and towels. A razor blade is a great option for removing residue off glass surfaces, but if you have tinted windows, do not use this method. With that in mind, follow these directions:

  • Use the razor blade to pry up the edge of the sticker and peel the rest away as best you can by hand.
  • Use the dish soap with hot water and apply the mixture with your towel. The sticker residue should begin to dissolve and it may remove cleanly. But if you still notice residue, keep going.
  • Take your razor blade and carefully scrape up the residual adhesive.
  • If you still notice stickiness, finish the job with rubbing alcohol and a paper towel. 
  • Rub the surface with a clean, water-soaked towel when you are done.

Get Expert Car Care with Voss Honda

Learning how to remove stickers from a car can be tricky, but the team at Voss Honda is here to help. Contact us with any questions or stop by our dealership for more help. We’re located in Tipp City, near Troy and Sidney, and we can get your car back into mint condition in no time.

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