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How to Remove Stickers from a Car

Sticker on Rear Car Window

Figuring out how to get stickers off car exterior parts or inside? There are many reasons why you might need to remove them! Picking up and moving on from hobbies, budding artists in your family, or remains on a used vehicle from a friend in Chicago who used their car as a megaphone for their opinions are all valid reasons to learn whether you need to know how to remove stickers from car windows, or how to remove sticker residue from car bumpers. Regardless, removing a sticker from a car is an easy process with the right products. Find out what they are here!

How to Get Stickers off a Car Body

You’ll need these products to get a sticker off the body of your car without damaging the paint:

  • 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’re settled, follow these steps to remove any sticker from the body of your car:

  1. Using car wash soap, clean the entire sticker and surrounding area.
  2. With the hairdryer on hot, hold it about two to three inches away from the sticker for a few seconds, making sure to hit the entire area with heat and working from the inside out.
  3. Now that the sticker is heated, take your plastic card and gently push it under the sticker’s edge. If you see the adhesive residue starting to lift, you should be able to slowly peel the rest off, though it may be necessary to repeat the heating and peeling process, and your sticker might come off in bits rather than in one go.
  4. You may have a layer of residue left on your car after the sticker is gone, at which point the question becomes how to remove sticker residue from a car. This is an easy fix: just take your clean, dry cloth and some tree sap remover or Goo Gone Automotive and wipe with gentle pressure until the residue is gone.
Honda Pilot Parked Outside

How to Get Stickers off a Car Window

Need to remove stickers from a car window? That’s a bit different of a process. Here, all you’ll use is a razorblade. Don’t cut yourself, and never use a razor blade on the inside of tinted windows. The necessary products are as follows:

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

With this equipment in hand, you’re ready to get started:

  1. Use the razor blade to peel up a bit of the sticker, then remove it as cleanly as you can by hand.
  2. Using the dish soap and hot water mixture with your clean towel, rub the sticker residue until it begins to disappear. This may be all you need to do! But if you’re not getting the results you’re looking for, continue.
  3. If the soap and hot water did not remove all of the sticker residue, use your razor blade to carefully scrape at the residue until it lifts.
  4. If you’ve got some particularly stubborn sticker residue and the above steps couldn’t complete the job, rubbing alcohol should work. Soak a paper towel in the rubbing alcohol and scrub away, using the razor blade intermittently. A clean towel soaked in water will be sufficient to clean the area when you’re finished.

Learn More Car Care Tips with Muller Honda Pre-Owned Near Arlington Heights

Our team is happy to answer any questions you might have about car care and cleaning. Not sure if a product is safe to use on your Honda? Contact our service department today. Or contact us through our usual form for more information. Be sure to check out our inventory of low-mileage used cars online before reaching out!

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Muller Honda Pre-Owned
Muller Honda Pre-Owned
150 Skokie Valley Road
Highland Park, IL, 60035 US
(847) 831-4100
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