Remove a sticker without damaging your vehicle

After the sticker residue is completely gone, clean the area using a clean cloth and tree sap remover.
After the sticker residue is completely gone, clean the area using a clean cloth and tree sap remover. | File photo

Adding decals and bumper stickers can be exciting, as you think they will enhance your car’s look even more. 

However, there will come a time that these stickers will tire your eyes and you will decide to take them off. Not so fast -- it can be a sticky, even messy, process you and your car have to go through. No worries though, all you need are some useful supplies and a little patience to pull this off (literally and figuratively). 

In removing stickers from car paint, start by plugging a hair dryer and turning it on to the highest setting. Move the hair dryer around, a few inches above the sticker. 

Once the sticker is already hot, scrape the edge of the sticker using any plastic card. Make sure the sticker edge is hot enough so it can scrape easily. You can also use a box cutter or razor blade if the sticker is on a glass surface. Continue scraping until the entire sticker is removed. 

After removing the sticker, there will be some residue left on the surface. Again, use the hair dryer on the hottest setting. Continue heating the sticker up until it is scrapable using a card or razor blade. After the sticker residue is completely gone, clean the area using a clean cloth and tree sap remover, and then apply it with glass cleaner or quick detailing spray. 

For more information you need about removing your car decals, contact Elgin Toyota today. 

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