How to Remove Stickers from a Car

October 4th, 2018 by

baby on board sticker on car

Everyone can use a fresh start from time to time, and that includes your car! If you are tired of seeing the same old stickers on your bumper, then it might be worth learning how to remove stickers from a car. The process is simple and easy to do, but it requires a little bit of time and effort to do things right. Find out the safest way to remove stickers from a car with Biggers Chevrolet, and get ready to give your car a weekend makeover!

Tools of the Trade

Before you start the sticker removal process, it’s important to gather all the supplies you need. You’ll need to work quickly, so be sure you have everything you need within arm’s reach!

  • Hair dryer
  • Clean rags
  • Tree sap remover
  • For painted surfaces: sturdy card and quick detailing spray
  • For glass surfaces: box cutter and glass cleaning solution

Step-by-Step Process

Now that you have everything that you need, it’s time to get working!

  1. Run your car through the car wash to get rid of the dirt and debris. If you’re short on time, just clean the area around the sticker thoroughly.
  2. Plug in the hair dryer and start heating the surface of the sticker to loosen the glue. Keep the nozzle a few inches above the sticker and don’t stay in one place too long.
  3. Once the sticker feels warm, try peeling a corner with your card or fingertip. If it peels off, great! If not, keep heating it with your dryer.
  4. Use the card or razor to coax the entire sticker off the vehicle. Don’t worry if it tears during the process.
  5. After the sticker is removed, continue to scrape off the excess glue residue with your card or razor. Finish with a spray of tree sap remover and a quick scrub.
  6. Finish off with either detailing spray or glass cleaner, and you’re good to go!

Find Out More with Biggers Chevrolet!

Now that you know how to remove sticker residue from car, you’re ready for more advanced car care. Learn all about how to wax and detail your car from home to bring out the sparkle and shine in your vehicle. Still have questions? Contact us for more information, or visit Biggers Chevrolet in Elgin – near Schaumburg and St. Charles.