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How to Remove Stickers From Your Car

Maybe you have an old team sticker that needs to be replaced with a new one, or maybe you’re just not that into knitting anymore, whatever the case it can be difficult to remove stickers from your car without harming the paint or the body. Luckily for drivers in College Place, it only takes a moment to learn how to safely remove stickers from your car. Read our guide to learn how to remove your old stickers from your car so you can showcase your newest hobby to other drivers in Walla Walla.


Before you can remove any stickers from your car, you need to have the proper supplies. Most of these materials may already be around your home. If not, a quick stop at the local hardware store in Tri-Cities will get you everything you need.

  • Car washing soap
  • A hairdryer
  • A plastic card, like a driver’s license
  • Tree sap remover, or a specialized product like Goo Gone Automotive
  • Clean, dry microfiber towels

How to Remove Stickers From a Car Body

Now that you have all the proper supplies, follow these steps to get those old CrossFit stickers off your car.

  1. Use the car wash soap to clean the sticker and the surrounding area.
  2. Turn on the hairdryer to its highest setting. Holding the hairdryer 2-3 inches away from the vehicle and heat the sticker by sweeping the hairdryer back and forth slowly over the entire sticker.
  3. The process of wetting and drying the sticker will weaken the glue. Once the sticker has been thoroughly heated, use your plastic card to push underneath the sticker’s edge. As it begins to lift, you should be able to peel it off. Be patient, it might take time to work the sticker off bit by bit.
  4. If glue remains on the outside of your vehicle, you’ll need to remove the residue from the body. Take your microfiber towel and apply the residue remover. Wipe with light pressure until the mess disappears.

How to Remove Stickers From Your Windows

If you need to remove your “Raid Area 51” sticker from your car’s window, you can leave your hairdryer and your plastic card behind. Instead, grab a razor blade and some dish soap and rubbing alcohol. Keep your microfiber cloth handy and you’re ready to get started:

  1. If you are attempting to remove a sticker from a tinted window be very careful and extra patient. You do not want to take the tint off your window off with the razor blade by mistake.
  2. Use your razor blade to peel up the edge of the sticker. Work very carefully to avoid cutting yourself. You should be able to remove the sticker completely from your window by working at the sticker with the razor blade.
  3. Since you’re not at risk of damaging your windows, the leftover residue can be removed with dish soap and hot water. If the soap and hot water don’t work, try to remove the residue with the razor blade directly or move on to the next step.
  4. As a last resort, you might be able to use rubbing alcohol to lift the sticker residue from the car. Apply the alcohol to a paper towel, and scrub gently. Then, use a damp microfiber towel to cleanse the surface, and a fresh, clean one to dry!

Get Your Car Serviced at Walla Walla Valley Honda!

Now that you have the “I Love NY” stickers removed from your car, you’re ready to visit the best wineries outside of Kennewick. Before you go, schedule an appointment with our service center to make sure your Honda is ready for the road ahead! You can even check out other service features like why your car is leaking water, wheel balancing vs. alignments, tire rotationshow to change a brake light, how to clean car seatshow to check the tire tread depth or coolant levels. Or if you’re looking for a new vehicle, contact us today!

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