Removing Adhesive Residue from Your Windshield

Posted onMarch 13th, 2020 byFrank

Whether you’re dealing with old city and parking stickers, or you need to remove a plethora of stickers that are no longer in use, it’s important to understand that these stickers are designed to last a very long time. You can’t remove them by simply spraying them with a bit of warm water. Fortunately, there are plenty of sure-fire ways to effectively remove the sticker as well as the adhesive from the glass.

Soften and Scrape

Some stickers are easy to remove with window cleaning solution. Simply spray, leave it on for a few minutes, and if the sticker begins to soften and skid when you touch it, use a razor blade to gently scrape it off. If this doesn’t do the trick, it’s time to try rubbing alcohol. Just soak a dry paper towel with alcohol and dab it onto the sticker until the sticker is soaked. It should begin to soften and look crumbly – when that happens, it’s time to get the razor blade out to remove it. Use a fresh paper towel to remove any residue.

Goo Gone and WD-40

Goo Gone is non-toxic, and specifically designed to help remove adhesives and other sticky whatnot. It’s ideal for removing windshield stickers quickly and permanently. WD-40 is a toxic, anti-rust chemical with a whole range of uses, including removing adhesive stickers. Either one of these will work to remove both the sticker and the adhesive residue. Simply spray, wait a few minutes, then scrape or wipe the sticker off and clean the window with some window cleaner to remove any greasy residue.

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