Whether you inherited a car filled with dad’s old bumper stickers or you want to clean things up before selling, trying to peel an old bumper sticker off the back of your car can be frustrating if you don’t know the right tricks and using sharp objects like a razor blade to scrape it away can damage your paint. Find 3 easy ways to remove old bumper stickers without causing damage to your car below.
3 Easy Ways to Remove Old Bumper Stickers From Your Car
Soaking an old bumper sticker with vinegar can help to dissolve some of the sticky residue attaching it to your car allowing you to easily peel it off. Try soaking an old rag or a paper towel in plain vinegar and using that to cover the bumper sticker. You may need to hold it up there while the vinegar works its magic. After 2-3 minutes, try peeling back the corner of the bumper sticker adding more vinegar as needed if anything is stuck.
Blasting a bumper sticker with an old hair dryer can help to melt some of the sticky adhesive making it easy to remove. Keep the hair dryer about a foot away from your car’s exterior and be sure to keep moving the dryer back and forth because too much heat directed in one area can cause your paint to bubble. If you plan on using this method, there will be sticky residue left behind that will need to be cleaned further with a simple mixture of your favorite car wash soap and water.
WD-40, or any other car-safe lubricant, can help loosen things up. Spray the entire bumper sticker with WD-40 making sure to focus on corners and let it sit for about five minutes. Then, use your fingers to slowly peel the sticker back from the corner adding more WD-40 as needed. A good wash with soap and water will help to remove any of the leftover lubricant after the sticker has been removed.
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