14 Apr Removing Bumper Stickers
Sometimes, your bumper outlives the usefulness of the sticker stuck on it. It happens.
The babies who were once on board grow up. The candidate you once supported in the city commission election may have betrayed your trust. Or maybe it’s time to sell your car and you don’t think your passion for the New York Yankees will be a good selling point now that you live in Kansas City.
Fear not! Whatever your reason, it is possible to remove a bumper sticker from your car.
How To Remove a Bumper Sticker
The folks at Carfax say, “Perhaps the most common way to get rid of stubborn bumper stickers is to first warm up the area. Grab a hairdryer. (If you have a heat gun, that’s even better, but be careful not to damage your paint job.) The extra heat will make the sticker more pliable, and easier to remove.”
Here in Sunny South Florida, where Create Decal is based, heat might be what baked the bumper sticker on in the first place, so you may need to have some other tricks up your sleeve if you want to remove any vestige of that stuck-on sticker.
You might have more luck using something like Goo Gone, which can normally be purchased at any big box store or car parts place. “Adhesive removers such as Goo Gone are ideal for the tedious task of removing a bumper sticker and its adhesive, especially old or particularly stubborn ones. Goo Gone makes an automotive spray gel specifically formulated for the task, and it also can remove gum, bird droppings, tree sap, spray paint, brake dust and asphalt,” the experts at Carfax say.
If you can’t find Goo Gone, you can try using WD-40. “Peel back an edge of the bumper sticker with your fingernail. Once you can grab the corner, spray the WD-40 at the sticker while continuing to lift its edges. Once the sticker is off, wipe down the area with soap and water,” is the way Carfax says it should be done.
Good luck getting rid of your bumper sticker. All of us here at Create Decal are rooting for you!