Car window and windshield are the most common placements for stickers. However, many must have encountered the annoying situation when they want to resell the vehicles but cannot clean out those stubborn stickers. The sticker’s paper part may easily be scraped off but the adhesive material at its back is very difficult to remove from the window and windshield’s surface.
Today, Philkotse.com will reveal some easy tips to completely take out those stickers without damaging your vehicle. To do this work, you need to prepare some necessary tools including:
- Glass cleaner
- A hard, thin plastic spatula/expired/scraper credit card
- Several microfiber towels
- Any liquid product or petrol-based spray like WD-40, petroleum ether or label/sticker remover.
1. Take some microfiber towels
Start by wiping the glass around the sticker with your glass cleaner, then rub to dry with a towel. This will remove abrasive debris or dust from the glass’ surface.
Start by wiping the glass around the sticker with your glass cleaner, then rub to dry with a towel
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2. Remove the stickers using your plastic or spatula card
Start removing the sticker at the edge until you create a flap large enough to fit your finger. Car stickers, particularly the LTO ones, are highly adhesive, so be patient to erase these willful stickers. It is advised to remove the whole sticker than scrape off it peace by peace.
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3. Use any liquid product or petrol-based spray to remove the remaining residue
The remaining adhesive residue on the surface of the glass may be bad-looking if it is not completely removed since it might easily attracts dirt and dust. You can spray the sticker remover or WD-40 on the troubled part and let it penetrate before you erase it with a spatula.
You can spray the sticker remover or WD-40 on the troubled part and let it penetrate before you erase it with a spatula
4. Take extra care in order not to cause unecessary damage
In the event the surface is covered with tint and/or when working on the rear windshield with the heating element, you need to take extra care.
When loosening stickers and dissolving adhesive residue by aforesaid petroleum products, it’s strongly suggested to soak the towel and check for adverse reactions to your tint in advance by testing on an inconspicuous spot at a corner. You should apply the product directly onto the sticker so as not to make a mess or do damage or stains to interior materials. While cleaning, do not forget to cover areas like side panels or dashboard to protect them from spillage.
Of note, using a flat razor to remove stickers is not recommended due to a risk of cutting your glass.
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5. Polish the surface by glass cleaner
Don’t forget to use microfiber towels and glass cleaner to make the surface spotlessly clean.
Don’t forget to use microfiber towels and glass cleaner to make the surface spotlessly clean
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