If you have ever had a sticker on your car, then you know how hard it is to remove them. You can’t just peel them off because the sticky residue will remain and make it worse. This blog post will walk you through a few different methods that are easy and won’t damage your car’s paint job while removing stubborn stickers from your vehicle.
If the sticker has water-based adhesive, the best way to get it off is to get a razor blade and carefully cut the sticker off.
For thicker stickers, you can try using some vegetable oil or butter to soften them up and make it easier for removal.
If all else fails, then don’t be afraid to use brute force by scraping the sticker with something like a credit card until they come loose from your car’s surface.
The best kind of stickers to put on your car are those that use water-based adhesive because they are easier to remove. If you’re like me, then at some point in your life or another you have dealt with a sticker on the bumper of your brand new car and tried unsuccessfully for hours to get it off.
You can use a steam gun to remove stickers but need to be careful to avoid damage. For a more permanent solution, you can use paint to cover up the sticker and then peel off or sand down the layer of paint until only the original surface remains. You need to be careful not to scratch your car’s finish when removing stickers with an abrasive material like steel wool because this will cause unsightly marks on the paintwork.
Another method is to use an oil-based lubricant such as WD-40, as you know WD-40 stands for water displacement, and it will do just that. You need to spray a generous amount of the lubricant over the sticker so that it is saturated in oil-based liquid. Wait for about 30 minutes then try to carefully peel off as much as you can with your fingers or use an old credit card (be careful not to scratch paintwork).
If WD-40 is not available in your location, alternatives include using a hairdryer or heat gun, cooking oil and some scrap paper to create friction. You need to rub the sticker vigorously in order for it to come off, this is where you will be applying pressure with your hands which can cause damage so make sure that you wear gloves when doing the rubbing process.
The last method is to use very hot water and a sponge, hold the sponge over the offending sticker and wait for it to soften, then press the sponge over and towards the sticker.
Having a sticker you no longer want on a car can be frustrating, but we hope these tips can help you get rid of it.