Removing an old Car Windscreen Stickers is often accompanied with a lot of frustration; which often starts with these old stickers peeling off on its own accord, forceful removal is also no help as they end up ripping off into ragged strips and pieces when removed with force. Ranging from the logo of a football team one used to be crazy about, to melted residues from an archaic tax disk, this simple step by step tutorial will teach you how to effectively get rid of the tiniest trace of that unwanted label creating space for replacement with another.
It’s best to prepare the windscreen surface prior to the removal. This step entails the simple use of a towel and warm water. The towel is dampened in the warm water and then swept over the surface of the sticker and also over the surface surrounding it creating a clean canvas to work on.
It’s best to use your standard windscreen cleaner when you are trying to remove a tough mark on the windscreen. This step is necessary because working on a clean screen is much easier than working on a dirty one as the neatness will ease the sighting of leftover residues of labels
PEELING OFF THE ANNOYING LABEL
This steps starts with one gently removing as much of the sticker as you can with your fingers. This should be done slowly with a lot of caution; this will help prevent the ripping into pieces of the sticker leaving it intact, it will also make the removal of large pieces of the sticker possible at a go
This step is often easier when trying to remove newer sticky labels, so there is absolutely no reason to fear if your older sticker comes off in tiny rips of few centimeters at a time. Note that it’s not a must peel off the majority of the sticky material at this stage but getting most of it off will however ease the removal of the vinyl adhesive in the next step.
REMOVAL OF ADHESIVE
This step entails picking up a trusted adhesive removing material from a hardware store. I would recommend you get a product like: WD-40 or Windex, simple materials such as rubbing alcohol could also be effective for the task. It is always advisable to carefully read the safety instruction on the material we get. Acetone based adhesive removers may only do a partial work in dissolving the sticker’s adhesive while some other materials may tamper with the car paint and so care needs to be taken. One could also lay a towel down beneath the working area so that the sticker material falling off could be collected.
Next step is to apply the adhesive remover to the remaining of the windscreen sticker and also on the part of the windscreen from which you have removed sticker materials allowing the adhesive remover to sink into the sticker’s adhesive. Carefully ensure that the adhesive material doesn’t dry off from the windscreen surface before the next step.
The next step requires the use of a simple tool; a plastic scrapper.
Use the plastic scrapper to pull off the remaining sticker along with the adhesive remover. The adhesive remover would have softened the adhesion between the sticker and the windscreen causing it to come off with ease. More adhesive materials should be added and this step repeated if scraping of the sticker with the plastic scrapper proves though.
A razor blade can be used in place of a plastic scrapper. However, extra care has to be taken when using a razor blade to avoid a scratch or damage on the screen.
This Final step follows the satisfactory removal of sticky labels.
Upon satisfactory removal of sticker on the windscreen, Pick up a towel and dip in warm water. Use the Towel to wash the area that used to hold the sticker. This wash step helps to remove all leftover residues of the sticker giving a bright and clean sticker-free windscreen.
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