Can I get a sticker off of my car without ruining it?

By Product Expert | Posted in Tips and Tricks on Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 8:53 pm
black car with stickers on the windshield

Whether it’s an inspection sticker, a parking sticker, a state park pass, or a something from your child’s school, sooner or later most of us will end up with a sticker placed somewhere on our car’s windshield or rear window. The good news is that when the sticker is no longer needed there are plenty of tips and tricks for how to remove it. The bad news is that is near impossible to remove the sticker without damaging it so don’t plan on reusing it anywhere else.

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How To Remove Stickers From Your Car’s Windshield

a pile of colorful cleaning suppliesDish Soap and Warm Water

While dish soap and warm water won’t be strong enough to get off some stubborn stickers, it may just do the trick for those with less adhesive and you probably already have the supplies on hand. Mix the dish soap in a bucket of warm water and use a cloth to apply the water to the sticker letting it soak. Peel the sticker from the glass from the corners working your way inside.

Windex

If warm dish soap and warm water didn’t do the trick, you may need something a little stronger. We have found a lot of success with Windex. Like with the previous method, soak the sticker with the Windex and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, start peeling the sticker away starting with the corners.

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Razor Blade or Plastic Scraper

If dish soap and Windex weren’t strong enough to dissolve the adhesive backing, it’s time for backup in the form of a razor blade or a plastic scraper. For this method, you will still want to soak the sticker with the dish soap or Windex, but instead of using your fingers to gently peel the sticker back use a razor blade or a plastic scraper to pry it free. Make sure the window and sticker are generously coated in liquid so the blade or scraper can easily glide on the surface without making scratches and be sure to move in only one direction. Do not scrape back and forth as this can cause scratches on your windshield.

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