Decal stickers are an easy way to personalize your vehicle. You can add inscriptions or graphics of just about anything. However, you may eventually decide to remove the decals when you grow tired of them or plan to sell the vehicle. We’ll show you how to remove car decals; the process involves more than just peeling the sticker off.
1. Clean the Area
The first step is to clean the surface around the decal. You don’t need anything fancy here; just use good ol’ soapy water and a sponge. Dry the area using a microfiber cloth.
2. Warm the Decal
Use a hairdryer to warm the sticker. Do this for about a minute. The heat will cause the adhesive under the decal to loosen.
3. Remove the Decal
Peel off the decal while it’s still warm and soft from the heat. Peel slowly and gently. If the decal still stubbornly sticks to the car, blow dry it for another minute.
4. Use a Glue Remover
The decal may leave sticky traces of adhesives. Use a glue remover to remove the adhesive. You can find glue remover at your local hardware store.
The steps above work for most decals whether they’re on the car frame or auto glass. However, decals that have been on your car for years may be especially tricky to remove. You may need to bring your car to an auto detailing center to fully remove the decal and all traces of adhesive.
Renovating your car is a great New Year’s resolution. You can start by bringing your car to Bellingham Detail & Auto Glass for a car wash. We can also remove car decals if you no longer find them fitting for your set of wheels.
Edited by Justin Vorhees
Expert auto detail, auto glass and car wash in Bellingham, Ferndale, Blaine, Fairview, Deming, Lynden, Lummi Island, Sudden Valley, Laurel & Everson.