Removal of old window stickers

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Removal of old window stickers

Postby mowogg » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:54 pm

I have an old baked on discoloured window sticker in my car. Its not proving very easy to remove-is there some sort of solvent to do this?

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Re: Removal of old window stickers

Postby mogbob » Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:36 pm

I'd use some White Spirit and a flat razor blade to scrape it off. Attempt thin slices , a few millimetres , rather a "one hit " go. Moisten with the White Spirit as required, Wipe off when complete and wash glass with Meths
or a proper glass cleaner.
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Re: Removal of old window stickers

Postby philthehill » Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:50 pm

There are several products on the market that can be used for the removal of stickers. Here is one of them:-

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HG-Sticker-R ... rk:10:pf:0

I make no recommendation to its effectiveness.


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Re: Removal of old window stickers

Postby geoberni » Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:57 pm

I'd generally use a Paint Scraper, the sort that takes a 'Stanley Knife' blade:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WINDOW-SCRAP ... 3.l4275.c1

You can get them easily in Pound Shops, DIY stores etc etc
They keep the blade a a good angle for lifting all manner of crud from glass surfaces.
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Re: Removal of old window stickers

Postby IslipMinor » Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:18 pm

Try with a heat gun first to remove the bulk of the sticker, and then as suggested a blade and white spirit or other solvent for the gooey bits.
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Re: Removal of old window stickers

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:45 pm

What sticker is it, sounds old and a part of the car that should be kept? :o
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Re: Removal of old window stickers

Postby morris van » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:06 pm

My dad bought a car and had stickers on it and I used petrol and they came reasonably easy. but don't smoke if you use petrol :D


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Re: Removal of old window stickers

Postby TDV102 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:55 am

There is a product used to clean printer rollers called PlatenClene - It's also great for removing sticker adhesive. Scrape the majority off, spray this on, leave for a minute and clean off. Also great for cleaning rubber trim.
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