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How to get stickers off car windows

Window stickers are a great way to show your support for a special cause. Whether it’s your favorite sports team or a hobby, stickers with great design can be an easy way to customize your new RAV4. And if you’re a parent you may have already found out just how “custom” your vehicle’s windows can become when your child has a package of stickers in hand. Fortunately, there are several products that will speed up the process to get stickers off your car’s windows. These products include Goo Gone, rubbing alcohol, WD-40 and nail polish remover.

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Perhaps the best way to try and remove stickers is to first dilute the sticker and surrounding area with a product like Goo Gone or rubbing alcohol. We recommend letting the product sit on the sticker for a few minutes as it works away at the adhesive. Goo Gone works particularly well when the product is left on the surface for 10-15 minutes.

Once the cleaning product has been on the sticker for a few minutes, you can try scrapping it off with a dull razor blade, small putty knife, credit card or even a butter knife. The trick is to push the blade so it’s even with the surface of the window rather than down into the glass, to avoid scratches. A word of caution when using razor blade and sharp tools: Avoid using these tools on the inside of the rear windshield to avoid damaging the defrosting wires.

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If the sticker won’t give and you’re struggling to loosen it, try adding more cleaning product to the surface of the window and letting it sit for a while. Sometimes that 2nd or 3rd application can really do the trick. With that said, even when more product is added don’t expect the sticker to just come right off. Some good old elbow grease is often necessary to remove the sticker.

How did it go? Are you still having trouble getting the sticker off? Our team is here to help and can provide more tips and tricks. Give us a call today!

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