3 Tricks to Remove Old Bumper Stickers. The election is over, and you are ready to remove the bumper stickers from your car. Or perhaps you want to sell your car, and want to be sure the outside surfaces are pristine. Here we offer 3 easy methods to remove those old bumper stickers…and you will never know they had been there:
1. Apply Heat. Applying heat to the bumper sticker will reactivate and loosen the adhesive, so that you should be able to gently pry the bumper sticker off your car. First, try soaking an old rag in boiling water, and apply it to the bumper sticker for a few minutes. Another effective method is to use a hair dryer on a low setting (don’t use high heat, as it might damage the car’s paint). Starting in one corner, gently pry away the bumper sticker.
2. Apply White Vinegar. Spray white vinegar all over the surface of the bumper sticker, and let it soak in for a few minutes. Then, gently scrape with either a putty knife or an old metal spatula that you have first wrapped in duct tape. Whatever tool you choose, be certain to cover up the metal so that you don’t scrape the paint on your car.
3. Use WD40 or Goo Gone. The above methods may not work completely for old or particularly stubborn bumper stickers. Should this be the case, move on to WD40 or Goo Gone . Goo Gone is especially effective if you have managed to remove most of the sticker itself, but can’t completely remove the adhesive residue. As with the white vinegar, you will want to apply the remover, and then gently scrape with a duct-tape covered putty knife or old metal spatula. This ought to do the trick!
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