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Effective Methods to Remove Windshield Adhesive and Stickers

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Effective Methods to Remove Windshield Adhesive and Stickers

Whether it be for fun or utility purposes, we often place stickers and adhesives on our cars. The is comes when you have to remove the sticker adhesive from the windshield, which can be an annoying if not infuriating process. While some people claim warm water and effort are the best way to remove windshield adhesives, we at Frank’s Auto Glass have a foolproof method that will have your windshield clear in no time.

Windshield Adhesive Remover

Windshield Adhesive Remover

You have several options when it comes to removing adhesive from your windshield, including some popular products. Goo Gone and WD-40 are both effective chemical sprays that will soften the adhesive so that you can easily remove it with a paper towel or scraper. This is also effective for removing cell phone holder adhesives from windshields, just remember to clean the window to remove any greasy residue afterward.

If you don’t feel like running to the store to get one of these products, then any cooking oil can be effective as well. This is because the adhesive residue found on most stickers is oil soluble, meaning you can soak them in oil and they will be less difficult to remove.

Step-by-Step Process:

  1. Peel off the sticker by hand as much as possible.

  2. Clean the windshield, leaving only the troublesome areas visible.

  3. Blot the surface with oil to saturate the tape or sticker residue.

  4. Let the oil sit for a few minutes to penetrate the layers.

  5. Gently use a razor blade to get under the edges of the adhesive.

  6. Apply rubbing alcohol if needed to further loosen the adhesive.

  7. Once the adhesive is removed, wipe off excess oil.

  8. Rewash the surface with glass cleaner for a pristine finish.

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If you have an issue larger than just an old stubborn sticker, such as a cracked or broken windshield, then come to Frank’s Auto Glass for spectacular auto glass replacements.

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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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