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How to Remove a Sticker From a Car Windshield | Allstate

How to Remove a Sticker From a Car’s Windshield

December 20, 2019 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 old stickers off your car’s windshield can be difficult, and it often leaves behind some pesky residue. Better Homes and Gardens suggests three… Allstate https://www.allstate.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Remove-Stickers_Hero3_Cropped.jpg
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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 old stickers off your car’s windshield can be difficult, and it often leaves behind some pesky residue. Better Homes and Gardens suggests three ways to remove stickers from car windows with supplies you probably have at home. Watch this video to learn how to remove sticker residue for good:

Once the sticker has been removed, try one of the below methods to help get rid of lingering residue on your windshield. And remember, these methods can also help remove sticker residue from any window on your car.

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Remove With Peanut Butter

Step 1: Use a spatula to cover the sticker residue on your window with creamy peanut butter.

Step 2: Let the peanut butter sit on your windshield until the residue has a chance to soften.

Step 3: Use a clean rag to wipe off the peanut butter and softened sticker residue.

Step 4: Clean the area with window cleaner to remove any streaking.

Remove With Rubbing Alcohol

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 on the glass to soften, suggests Better Homes and Gardens.

Step 3: Use the alcohol-soaked rag to wipe away the residue.

Step 4: Polish it up by cleaning the area with glass cleaner to remove any streaking.

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Remove With Spray Lubricant

Step 1: Apply a spray lubricant directly onto the sticker residue.

Step 2: Let the spray lubricant sit on the sticker 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.

– [UPBEAT ACOUSTIC GUITAR MUSIC]

– [VIEW OF A CAR’S WINDSHIELD WITH THREE DIFFERENT STICKERS ON IT.]

– [ONSCREEN TEXT]: 3 Ways to Remove Stickers from a Car Window

– [CLOSE UP OF STICKERS ON THE CAR’S WINDSHIELD.]

– [ONSCREEN TEXT]: 1. Creamy Peanut Butter

– [A PERSON’S HAND PULLS OFF THE TOP STICKER, LEAVING BEHIND STICKY RESIDUE.]

– [HAND USES A PLASTIC SPATULA TO APPLY SMOOTH PEANUT BUTTER ON TOP OF THE STICKER RESIDUE.]

– [ONSCREEN TEXT]: Let the sticker residue soften.

– [HAND USES A RAG TO WIPE OFF PEANUT BUTTER AND STICKER RESIDUE.]

– [VIEW CHANGES TO SHOW THE SECOND STICKER ON THE CAR’S WINDSHIELD.]

– [ONSCREEN TEXT]: 2. Rubbing Alcohol

– [HAND PULLS OFF THE STICKER, LEAVING BEHIND STICKY RESIDUE.]

– [VIEW CHANGES TO SHOW HANDS HOLDING A BOTTLE OF RUBBING ALCOHOL AND A RAG AGAINST A BRICK WALL.]

– [HAND POURS RUBBING ALCOHOL ONTO THE RAG, AND THE EXCESS IS SHAKEN OUT.]

– [VIEW CHANGES BACK TO THE STICKER ON THE CAR WINDSHIED, AND THE HAND HOLDS THE SOAKED RAG OVER THE STICKER RESIDUE.]

– [ONSCREEN TEXT]: Let the sticker residue soften.

– [HAND USES THE RAG TO WIPE THE STICKER RESIDUE OFF THE WINDSHIELD.]

– [VIEW CHANGES TO SHOW THE LAST STICKER ON THE CAR’S WINDSHIELD.]

– [ONSCREEN TEXT]: 3. Spray lubricant

– [HAND PULLS OFF THE STICKER, LEAVING BEHIND STICKY RESIDUE.]

– [HAND REAPPEARS AND SPRAYS A LUBRICANT ONTO THE STICKER RESIDUE.]

– [ONSCREEN TEXT]: Let the sticker residue soften.

– [HAND APPEARS WITH A RAG AND WIPES OFF THE SPRAY LUBRICANT AND STICKER RESIDUE.]

– [VIEW CHANGES TO SHOW MORE OF THE CAR’S WINDSHIELD.]

– [ONSCREEN TEXT]: Use window cleaner

– [HAND USES BOTTLE TO SPRAY WINDOW CLEANER ONTO THE INTERIOR OF THE WINDSHIELD AND USES A CLEAN RAG TO WIPE DOWN THE WINDOW.]

– [WINDSHIELD SPARKLES TO INDICATE IT IS CLEAN.]

– [ALLSTATE LOGO APPEARS]

– [ONSCREEN TEXT]: Quick Fix

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