Some people have a habit of putting stickers or labels on the windshield and car glass. Even in some countries, if they find a wrongly parked offender, it is the road authority that does this.
Peeling off the decals can be a real headache after sometimes leaving traces of glue. Here are some recommendations for removing labels from glass easily.
What do you need?
- Alcohol or water
- Glass cleaner
- Microfiber fabric
Steps to follow
Detach the stickers: Mix alcohol with water in a bottle, moisten the sticker and let it sit for a few seconds to soften the glue. This will act as a lubricant when you start peeling the label off the glass surface. You can also pass a cloth or rag soaked in oil and rub several times until the glue has loosened.
Start peeling off the decals: If the glue is still damp with the mixture you made, slowly remove the sticker, starting at the corners and towards the center of the glue, with the help of your fingers and a towel dipped in oil. If you’d like the label removed after removal, you can apply glass cleaner during the process. This makes it easier to remove traces of glue.
Decals on the rear window: What if the sticker sticks over the defroster lines? The recommendation is that you avoid placing them in this area at all costs to begin with. However, if they are already there, use a blow dryer to apply some heat to loosen the glue.
Final cleaning of the glass: For a professional finish, apply a little more glass cleaner to the surface and wipe off excess glass with a microfiber cloth in circular motions. If you notice traces of glue, wipe the oil-soaked cloth again, being very careful.