How to Remove Stickers from a Car

March 13th, 2021 by

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Chicago drivers wondering about how to get stickers off a car or how to remove sticker residue from their car are in the right place. Read on to learn about the proper method and proper products you’ll need. If you need additional help, don’t hesitate to reach out to our service department

How to Get Stickers Off a Car Body 

The first thing that Carol Stream drivers will want to do is gather the following 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

Once you’ve gathered your products, follow these steps: 

  1. Get your car wash soap and the sticker itself, as well as the area just outside its contour. 
  2. Blow the sticker with a hairdryer set to hot from about 3 inches away. Make sure to hit the area for a few seconds. 
  3. With the sticker heated, take the plastic card and work it under the sticker’s edge. Once you start to see the adhesive residue start to lift, you’ll probably be able to slowly peel off the rest of the sticker. If it’s stubborn, repeat the heating step and then give the peeling step another go. 
  4. You’ll likely have a giant layer of residue left. Removing this just requires some tree sap remover or Goo Gone Automotive and a clean rag for some gentle wiping.   

How to Remove Stickers From a Car Window

The process for getting stickers off a car window is more different than you would think. Forget the hairdryer—just get a razor blade, some dry towels, rubbing alcohol, dish soap, and hot water. Also, make sure that you never use a razor on the interior of a tinted window. Once you’ve gathered your supplies, follow these steps: 

  1. Peel a little of the sticker off using the razor. 
  2. Then mix dish soap and hot water and apply it to whatever residue is left over. Wipe it gently until the residue begins to dissipate.  
  3. If this doesn’t quite do the trick, dry off the residue with your towel and give it a go with your razor blade.
  4. If it’s not totally clean after this, soak a paper towel in rubbing alcohol and work at the sticker residue, using the blade now and then to loosen up the more stubborn bits that won’t come off. 
  5. Finally, use a clean towel and some water to rinse off the spot where the sticker was.

Still Need Help With How to Get Stickers Off a Car? 

Addison drivers who are still struggling with how to remove stickers from a car or how to remove sticker residue from a car can call Sunrise Chevrolet at %%di_phone_number%% for help. If you have questions about other car concerns, be sure to check out our service tips and tricks for tips on how to clean your car mats and more! 

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How to Remove Stickers from a Car

August 15th, 2018 by

Many drivers choose to decorate their car with decals, stickers, and other colorful accessories. But if those fun decorations feel a little out-of-date, you might find yourself wondering how to remove stickers from a car. While the process takes a little elbow grease, the right tools and technique can make sticker removal easier than you might imagine. Take a look at our guide to learn how to remove stickers from car paint or glass surfaces!

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What Tools Do I Need?

Before you get to work, it’s important to get everything that you need in one place. You’ll need to move quickly once you start, so assemble the following items within arm’s reach:

  • Hair dryer
  • Two clean cloths
  • Tree sap remover
  • Sturdy plastic card and detailing spray (for exterior paint)
  • Razor blade and glass cleaning spray (for glass surfaces)

What Do I Do?

Now that you have all the supplies that you need, let’s go into proper technique. This method will teach you not only how to remove a sticker from a car, but also how to remove sticker residue from a car.

  • Start with a clean base. Either clean off the sticker and surrounding area with your cleaner and cloth, or run your vehicle through the car wash.
  • Get your hair dryer and put it on the “Hot” setting. Hold the nozzle a few inches above the sticker and begin to heat up the surface to loosen the glue. Move from the center outward.
  • Test the edges of the sticker by sliding your card or even a fingertip under the corner. Use your razor blade for glass surfaces.
  • If the sticker starts moving, keep applying pressure and peel off the remainder of the sticker. Don’t worry if it doesn’t lift off in one piece. Still struggling? Break out the hair dryer to melt the stubborn glue.
  • Once the sticker is gone, keep scraping the excess adhesive off the car with your card or blade. Finish with a few sprays of tree sap remover and wipe dry.
  • As a final touch, use your detailing spray or glass cleaner for a spotless shine.

Stock Up at Sunrise Chevy

Whether you need car wash supplies or a full detailing package, feel free to contact Sunrise Chevy for all your automotive needs. We’re happy to answer any questions about how to remove stickers from a car or lend a helping hand. Find us in Glendale Heights, near Carol Stream and Bloomingdale.

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