Quick Fix: How to Remove Stickers From a Car Window
When you get a new vehicle registration sticker or parking pass, you know what that means — it’s time to remove the old one. But peeling those stickers off your car’s windshield can be a pain, and it often leaves behind some pesky residue. Better Homes and Gardens suggests three ways to remove that sticker with supplies you probably have at home. Here’s how how to remove that sticker residue for good:
Once your sticker has been removed, try one of these methods to help get rid of lingering residue:
Step 1: Use a spatula to cover the sticker residue with creamy peanut butter.
Step 2: Let the peanut butter sit on the residue until it has a chance to soften.
Step 3: Use a clean rag to wipe off the peanut butter and softened residue.
Step 4: Clean the area with window cleaner and remove any streaking.
Step 1: Soak a whole clean rag with rubbing alcohol.
Step 2: Hold the soaked rag on top of the residue. Leave it there for several minutes to allow the residue to soften, suggests Better Homes and Gardens.
Step 3: Use the alcohol-soaked rag to wipe away the residue.
Step 4: Polish it up. If necessary, clean the area with window cleaner to remove any streaking.
Step 1: Apply the spray lubricant directly onto the sticker residue.
Step 2: Let the spray lubricant sit on the residue for several minutes to soften the adhesive, Better Homes and Gardens says.
Step 3: Use a clean rag to wipe away the spray lubricant and the residue.
Step 4: If necessary, use window cleaner to remove any remaining residue, lubricant or streaking.
Opening Shot: View of car windshield with three different stickers. Text appears reading: 3 Ways to Remove Stickers from a Car Window
Scene 1: Text appears reading: 1. Creamy Peanut Butter
Hand pulls off the top sticker, leaving behind sticky residue. Hand uses plastic spatula to apply smooth peanut butter to the residue of the top sticker. Shot of peanut butter on sticker while viewer reads text on screen.
Text appears reading: Let the sticker residue soften. Hand uses rag to wipe off peanut butter and sticker residue.
Scene 2: Camera moves to focus on next sticker.
Text appears reading: 2. Rubbing Alcohol
Hand peels off sticker, leaving behind residue. Camera moves to show hand holding rag and bottle of rubbing alcohol with a brick wall as the background. Hand pours rubbing alcohol onto rag, and the excess is shaken out.
Camera moves back to interior of car, and hand holds the soaked rag on the sticker residue.
Text appears reading: Let the residue soften. Then the rag is used to wipe the residue off the window.
Scene 3: Camera moves to focus on final sticker.
Text appears reading: 3. Spray Lubricant Hand pulls stick off the window, leaving behind sticky residue. Text appears reading: Let the residue soften. Hands appears holding bottle of spray lubricant, which is sprayed onto the sticker residue. Hand takes rag and wipes off the lubricant and sticker residue.
Scene 4: Text appears reading: Use Window Cleaner
Hand uses bottle to spray window cleaner onto the interior of the windshield and uses a new rag to wipe the window. Sparkles appear to show the windshield is clean.
Final Scene: Allstate logo is displayed.