Removing Old Bumper Stickers


Once again it’s a post-election season and some of us may still have a few bumper stickers on our vehicles related to the previous election.  If you’re thinking it’s time to remove one or more of them, here’s a tip for how to easily do that compliments of ehow:

  • Begin by softening the sticker’s adhesive using a hair-dryer.
  • After the adhesive has begun to soften, spray a light spray-lubricant over the surface of the sticker. After the lubricant has soaked in for a few minutes, you should be able to begin peeling back the sticker. Peel slowly and carefully.
  • If you have to do any scraping to remove adhesive or sticker residue, use a plastic spatula or similar tool. Avoid using any sort of metal scraper or blade as this could scratch damage the paint or the bumper.
  • If any adhesive remains after the sticker has been removed, follow up by wiping the area well with ordinary rubbing alcohol and a clean cloth to help dissolve and remove the adhesive.
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