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How to remove stickers from your car

  • Published at 01:22 pm November 3rd, 2015
How to remove stickers from your car

Stickers on cars can symbolise just about anything. Whether you have put it on yourself or somebody stuck one to your vehicle, removing unwanted stickers can be difficult. While taking off them isn't as easy as putting them on, here is what you need to do to make such situations a little less sticky.

What you need:

Hairdryer

Box cutter (if removing from glass)

Plastic card (something similar to an ID card)

Two clean towels

Glass cleaning solution

Car polish wax

What to do:

Ensure that the surrounding area of the sticker is dirt free. This removal process works best right after a car wash.

Turn the hairdryer on and hold it just a few inches above the sticker, not directly on top or above the car's paint.

Keep the hair dryer over the centre area for a few seconds, and then slowly begin to move it around the rest of the sticker.

Now heat the edges of the sticker and use the plastic card at an angle to gently scrape up under the sticker.

Repeating steps 2, 3 and 4 a few more times can make a cumbersome sticker easier to remove.

But in case you're removing a sticker from the glass of your car, use a box cutter instead of the plastic card at a slight angle. Do not use a box cutter on your car's paint; it will damage the paintwork. It is completely normal for the sticker to break apart during this removal process.

Once the sticker is removed, just apply a few sprays of the glass cleaning solution onto a clean towel and scrub away. If there is still some sticky residue left on the glass, use the plastic card to gently scrape it away.

Finally wipe the part of the car in question with some more glass cleaning solution to remove any remaining residue and give it a good rub with the car polish wax.