How to Remove Stickers from Your Car

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Whether you’ve just purchased a new vehicle or a pre-owned one, oftentimes you’ll find stickers from previous owners or stickers you’ve put on yourself on your vehicle. While we do our best to ensure our new and pre-owned vehicles are in showroom condition, other dealerships around Adel might not follow the same standards so we’re here to help you learn how to remove stickers from your car. Over time, these stickers can naturally wear down and it’s best to remove them. It’s also likely that you just want to switch things up or maybe it’s a parking sticker you need to remove and update. Whatever your reasons are, we’ve got you covered. Today at Deery Brothers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, we’ll go over how to get stickers off your car and even how to remove sticker residue from your car.

 

 

How to Get Stickers Off Your Car’s Exterior

When you’re learning how to get stickers off your car’s exterior, you want to keep in mind to not damage your vehicle’s paint. The best way to avoid doing this is by taking your time and being cautious. Before we begin, here’s what you’ll need:

  • Car wash soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Plastic card (library card, membership card, etc.) 
  • Automotive adhesive remover
  • Clean towels

After you’ve gathered your materials, here’s what you can do to remove stickers from your vehicle’s body from the comfort of your own West Des Moines home:

  1. Using a bit of water and car wash soap, begin cleaning the sticker and surrounding area.
  2. Turn the hairdryer on hot and hold it about two to three inches away from the sticker. You want to make sure the entire area is hot but not too hot. This should only take a few seconds.
  3. Once the sticker is hot enough, use your plastic card to gently lift the sticker. You may or may not see the adhesive lift with the actual sticker. If not, repeat the heating and peeling process. Keep in mind that the sticker may come off in multiple pieces instead of one.
  4. If you’re wondering how to remove sticker residue from your car after the sticker itself has been removed. Just take a clean towel, apply the automotive adhesive remover, and wipe gently until the residue has been completely removed.

 

How to Remove Stickers from Your Car’s Windows

Removing stickers from your vehicle’s windows is similar to removing them from your vehicle’s exterior. It just requires some different materials such as:

  • Dish soap
  • Razor blade
  • Rubbing alcohol/automotive adhesive remover
  • Clean towels

One thing we want to mention is to never use razor blades on your car’s windows if they are tinted. Doing this can damage the tint so we recommend taking a short drive from Urbandale to our service center in Waukee for assistance. Without further ado, here’s how to remove stickers from your vehicle’s windows and best practices on how to remove sticker residue from your car’s windows::

  1. Take the razor blade and begin lifting up the sticker.
  2. Once you can get a good grip, remove the rest of the sticker by hand.
  3. Use a bit of dish soap and water on your clean towel and begin rubbing whatever’s left of the sticker.
  4. If the soap and water aren’t working, a bit of rubbing alcohol or adhesive remover on a paper towel with some light pressure can do the trick. You may also use the razor blade for further assistance as well.
  5. Finish everything up with a clean towel and your window should be good as new!

 

Rely on Deery Brothers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for All of Your Automotive Needs!

If you need support with anything automotive-related, you can rely on Deery Brothers Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for assistance. We’re happy to help you in any way we can, so please feel free to reach out to us online or visit our Waukee dealership at your earliest convenience. We offer plenty of service and even car buying tips to answer any of your questions. We look forward to meeting you!

 

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