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5 Ways to Remove a Sticker from a Car Window

Stop scrolling if you are looking for simple yet easy ways to remove a sticker from your car window because we have listed the most effortless ways to do so.

No doubt, gone are the days when lots of people used to apply lots of bumper stickers and decals on your car windscreen or windows. Still, there could be some important decals that you might need to paste on your car windows.

These include stickers supporting a business, indicating baby on board, supporting your favourite sports team, showing your aptitude in a particular field, a parking permit, an inspection decal, a drive-thru sticker, and many other decorative stick figures.

These decals are made of adhesive and sticky materials. Ultimately, they stick so stubbornly to the glass of the windows and it becomes pretty tricky to remove them.

How to Remove a Sticker from a Car Window

Here are some of the most common methods to remove a sticker from a car window:

Method 1 – Using Soap and Hot Water

Tools Required:

  • Any soap or liquid detergent (you can also use dish soap)
  • Water in a container
  • Sponge or any washcloth
  • Plastic scraper or any dull knife

Steps:

  1. First of all, take some amount of warm water in any container.
  2. Add a little amount of soap or any liquid detergent into this water and mix it well.
  3. Now, take a sponge or any washcloth and dip it into the mixture of warm water and soap until it absorbs the maximum of this solution.
  4. Now, take this washcloth out and place it over the sticker for 10 minutes at least so that the bond between the sticker and the window breaks.
  5. After 10-15 minutes, repeat the above step several times until the adhesive is completely dissolved.
  6. Now, lift off the sticker gently with your fingers. If you cannot achieve the results with your fingers, use any plastic scraper or a dull knife (to avoid any scratches on the window glass).
  7. After detaching the sticky substance, clean the window with a neat cloth and water and let it dry.
  8. The sticker will be flawlessly removed from the car window.

Method 2 – Applying Rubbing Alcohol

Tools Required:

  • Rubbing alcohol (or denatured alcohol)
  • Paper towel or any washcloth
  • Plastic scraper

Steps:

  1. First of all, put some rubbing alcohol onto the washcloth or paper towel. If you do not have any of these, you can also use cotton pads, cotton balls, cotton swabs, napkins, or any other piece of cloth. Do this process in a well-ventilated place away from heat since the rubbing alcohol is flammable.
  2. Rub the sticker with this soaked paper towel until the sticker gets peeled off. Rubbing alcohol dissolves all the sticky substances into itself and dries out immediately.
  3. If it does not come out in the first go, keep rubbing it with another fresh paper towel.
  4. This mess-free method will ultimately remove the sticker from the car window.

Method 3 – Using Baking Soda

Tools Required:

  • Baking soda
  • Cooking oil (any oil can be used such as olive oil, vegetable oil, canola oil, etc.)
  • A cotton swab or any piece of cloth (you can also use a soft brush instead)
  • Papers
  • Masking tape
  • Plastic scraper

Steps:

  1. Before applying the baking soda mixture, clean the surface area of the car window with the help of soapy water (you can follow the steps stated in method 1).
  2. Take some baking soda into a bowl and add some amount of cooking oil into it to form a thick paste. Baking soda is a non-toxic substance and pretty safe to use.
  3. Cover the nearby surfaces of the car window with papers and masking tape you do not want to be cleaned. This step is just a precautionary measure, but if the paste spills on an unwanted area of the window, there is no need to worry about it. Take it off right away and no damage will be caused as baking soda is not toxic.
  4. Now, with the help of a cotton swab or any piece of cloth, apply the paste onto the sticker.
  5. Leave this mixture on the sticker for a couple of minutes and see what magic baking soda does. (The time for leaving this paste onto the sticker may vary according to the stubbornness of the bond between the car window and the sticker).
  6. Wipe the surface with a piece of cloth or use a plastic scraper if any residue is left behind.
  7. Clean the surface with water or a cleaning spray and voila, you are done.

Method 4 – Using adhesive cleaner

Tools Required:

Steps:

  1. There are many adhesive cleaners available in the market and online stores such as Goo Gone. Simply follow the directions written on it to get rid of the sticker from your car window.
  2. Directly spray the adhesive cleaner onto the sticker and let it sit for a few minutes.
  3. Take a paper towel or a washcloth and rub the sticker with it.
  4. If the sticker does not come off, try using the plastic scraper.
  5. Repeat the steps a few steps until all the sticky substance is gone.
  6. The sticker will be gone and this proves to be the easiest process to remove decals from car windows.

Method 5 – Applying WD-40

Tools Required:

Steps:

  1. First of all, put on the safety gloves because WD-40 is a strong chemical solution. Use it with proper precautions and away from the children or pets.
  2. Spray directly onto the sticker (or spray on a clean washcloth and rub it over the sticker).
  3. Now, wipe the sticker away by scrubbing it with a washcloth.
  4. Repeat these steps if needed.

Conclusion

These methods are the safest, easiest, and mildest ones to remove a sticker from the car window. You can also go for the other ways if you do not have these things. Other methods include using a razor blade, ice cubes, hairdryer, washing soda, or a simple window cleaner. The thing is to find a way that is harmless for you and your car.

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