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How to Get Adhesives Off Your Windshield

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How to Get Adhesives Off Your Windshield

From time to time, we decorate our cars with stickers for fun, parking, or other. Unfortunately these adhesives are tough to get off and can leave sticky residue behind. Let’s say that last summer you put your Chicago city sticker on your windshield, but now it’s time to replace it with the new. What’s the best way to get the old sticker off?

Goo Be Gone!

Did you know that most adhesives are oil-soluble? Oil based products are great for tape removal and make removing a sticky substance that much easier.

Things You’ll Need

Check your kitchen cabinet for olive oil, vegetable oil, corn oil. You’ll also need a razor blade for stubborn areas, paper towels, and your choice of window cleaner.

Step By Step

1. By hand, peel off the sticker as best you can.
2. Clean your windshield so that only troublesome areas are visible.
3. Saturate the tape or sticker residue with by blotting the surface with oil.
4. Let oil sit on the surface for a few minutes in order for it to seep through the layers.
5. Gently use the edge of a razor blade to get under the edges of the adhesive.
6. If needed, apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol to loosen the adhesive even more.
7. Now that the adhesive is removed. Wipe access oil off the glass surface.
8. Rewash surface with glass cleaner and you are done!

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I recently brought my car in to have the broken passenger window replaced. The guys at Frank’s were very professional and the prices were good compared to other places. I’d recommend to anyone. Thanks guys!

Sandra G. - Google Reviews

Couldn't ask for a better establishment! I been driving around with a cracked windshield for longer than I should have. Finally had am off day and dropped them off my car. I was running late to pick up the car and they were very accommodating. Some places would make you wait until next day. Reasonable straightforward prices. They have gained a customer for life.

Eric B. - Google Reviews

Once again, frank’s auto glass came through. The price was exceptional the service was great, I would highly recommend anybody who needs class work, Should come here. I’ve done business with Frank and his family for many years, and I always leave satisfied. They don’t make them like this anymore. So five stars in Bravo.

Matthew W. - Google Reviews

Frank’s was great. They didn’t have my windshield in stock and had to order one, but they were ready for me the next day. The work was completed very quickly, and the staff were all friendly. The price was fair. Would go back again if necessary!

Aislinn - Google Reviews

I am extremely happy with the service I received from Frank's Auto Glass Repair. The replacement took a few hours because of the business' excellent service that it is first come first served. I have nothing but good things to say about this business. I pray I do not need another one anytime soon but I will definitely refer family and friends for premier services!

April W. - Google Reviews

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