It is annoying to have a sticker stuck on your car window and you can't seem to get it out without damaging the entire surface. It happened to me before when I attempted to remove it without proper instructions and I ended up leaving a scratch on my window.
I did a lot of research after that to get it right the next time I try to remove a sticker from my car window. I have come up with the perfect solution and I wanted to share it with you so you too could know how to remove sticker from car window confidently and not damage the glass while you are at it.
Here is a simple and easy tutorial that will serve as your guide through the process. Doing it yourself would save you a lot of money from hiring someone else to do it for you.
Materials You Need
You can easily get this in a local store near you and some of it could already be in your house.
- Razor blade (sharpen it first)
- A bucket of hot water
- Dish soap
- Paper towels
- Fabric softener
- Used cloth or rags
Procedure on How to Remove a Sticker on Your Car Window
The upper layer of a sticker, which is usually in the form of a paper is the easiest to remove during the process. The struggle comes as you try to remove the one with the adhesive that is completely stuck on your window's surface. Check out this step-by-step solution on how to work this out.
Slowly peel off the sticker as much as you can simply by your hand. You will notice that the upper part of it could easily be dealt with. If it happens to reach the difficult area to peel it off, get a razor blade and scrape it gently on that part.
Remember to only do it in one direction. Scraping it in many different ones could lead to you leaving a scratch on your car window. It is also important that the blade you will use is sharp because if not, it is prone to damaging the glass of your window.
The rationale behind it is because the scraping of the sticker would be a hit or miss, which could lead to it scratching the glass surface.
2. Soap and Hot Water Solution
This is the part when you need to fill in a bucket of hot water with a little bit of dish soap in it. Mix the two elements together and make sure that the water is not cold. It is easier to peel off the remnants of the sticker on the glass window with hot water.
Note: It doesn't have to be boiling that it would hurt your skin. Just make sure that it is hot enough to remove a sticker on your car window.
3. The Rag Solution
If you see that the sticker residues are quite stubborn and there are still left even after the above procedure, it is about time to bust out some rags dipped in water with soap. Simply rub the rag with the soap and water solution on the affected part of the car window.
Give the rag some deep pressing on the surface and when you rub it, make sure that you still do it gently to avoid scratches. Wipe it clean after you are done with it using some water and finish it with a dry cloth.
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4. The Fabric Softener and Hot Water Mix
In case the above procedure still has not eliminated some of the sticker's remnants, mix some liquid fabric softener and hot water and use a rag to wipe the affected area with this mixture.
The idea is that the sticker would melt with the hot water while the fabric softener would help in softening the sticky part of the substance. Combining the two is supposed to make it easier for you to wipe the sticker off of the glass window without damaging the surface.
5. Go Back With The Razor Blade
Carefully take out your sharp razor blade again and start removing parts of the sticker that were still stuck on the surface. Do it gently because putting force on it could actually have the adhesive of the sticker be scattered on the surface, which would then be harder for you to remove.
6. Finish With Alcohol
Get a rough rag or paper towel and put some alcohol on it. I prefer a rough material on this process because it has a little bit of friction that could help in completely peeling off the adhesive of the sticker from your car window. If there are still parts of it that are stuck after applying it, get a razor blade again and start scraping.
Repeat the process of wiping it with a cloth or paper towel with alcohol. At this point, I can already assure you that the sticker and memories of it will be gone completely.
It could be a huge task to remove a sticker from your car window so I would suggest allotting time to do it. Never rush this task because it could create a damage in your car that you might end up paying for more in fixing it.
All of the above procedures will ultimately work as you combine them and repeat the process until you can finally see the surface free from its remnants. It requires patience since you cannot rush the process. It would also take a lot of self-control on your part because you cannot force your hands to just scrape the surface without being careful and thorough at the same time.
If you are more of a visual learner, down here is a link to a video that could help you in learning how to remove a stubborn sticker on your car window.
Tell your friends and loved ones who are struggling with the same thing and I'm sure this tutorial would be a lot of help.