Removing stickers from your windshield can be a hassle. Whether you have a sticker from purchasing a used car or a parking ticket, these stickers are meant to last and will be difficult to remove from the windshield. Because of this, they typically take more than water to remove, and once they are gone, they will likely leave behind a sticky residue.
To help you easily remove stickers from your windshield, you can try these methods by Three Rivers Auto Glass:
Baking soda is a harmless, non-toxic removal method. Add baking soda to half of a cup of cooking oil and mix it. Taking a paper towel or brush, dab this mixture onto the sticker. Wait a few minutes to allow the mixture to soak in. Once it has soaked in, you can peel the sticker off from the edges. You can also use a plastic card or plastic scraper to remove the sticker and residue.
Avoid this method if you have tinted windows, as it can damage the tint.
Goo Gone is an adhesive remover designed to remove items like stickers and decals. This product will soften the adhesive to remove it from the windshield with ease. You need to spray Goo Gone on the sticker and wait a few minutes to allow the product to soak in. Once the adhesive has softened, you can use a plastic scraper to remove the sticker.
After removing the sticker, you will want to use a soft cloth and window cleaner to clean the spot of any remaining residue.
Another great adhesive remover is alcohol or denatured alcohol. Soak some dry paper towels in rubbing alcohol and then use them to dab until the sticker is fully saturated. After the sticker softens, use a plastic scraper or plastic card to remove the sticker. Once the area has been scraped off, use a fresh alcohol-soaked paper towel to remove any remaining adhesive.
Window cleaner is another excellent adhesive remover. First, spray the window cleaner on the sticker and allow it to soak in for a few minutes. Once this is done, check to see if the sticker is soft on the outside or if it is moving when you touch it. If it seems soft or pliable, you can use a plastic scraper to remove the sticker gently.
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At Three Rivers Auto Glass, we recommend that you take your time when removing stickers and never use a metal scraper or razor to remove them, as this can damage your windshield. If you do end up with scratches or other damage to your windshield, be sure to contact Three Rivers Auto Glass for windshield repair.