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Removing stickers from the window?


Guest Jez

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Yes, I have better things to do, but it's bugged me for long enough.

 

What's the best way to remove some 12 year old welded on plastic stickers from the window?

 

Don't want a big sticky mess left behind and it's on the heated rear window lines so I have to be carefull with blades etc.

 

I was thinking of trying a hair dryer to help soften it up first...

 

Jez.

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Guest Timmy_Turbo

What model though is the definitive question? I personally have a Bush Turbo with twin speed heat setting and a cool button on the handle with diffuser! Neerrrrrrrr! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

 

 

 

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Was round my mum and dads for a Barbie and decided to clean the Z after, decided to pull an 11 year sticker off which left a lovely mess on my window, my mum came running out with some surgical spirit (as ofted she did when i was a nipper) and it took all the gunk straight off. I assume meths or white spirit will do the same job.

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Guest TT Tim

White spirit is smelly and not very effective, tends to spread it around.

 

Try lighter fluid, its a fantastic degreaser and cleaner (not the butane stuff! the little tin used to fill yer Zippo biggrin.gif)

 

Tim

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Guest Steve.r

I had the same problem on mine. Just wait for a hot day, if we get any more. Have a go at it then and it should just fall off with no mess. mine did.

 

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Guest Falkirkfan2002

I wouldn't use Acetone!

 

It is essentially an industrial solvent and will take ur paint clean off. Also has a nasty habit of destroying plastic very quickly. And will continue to after a long period of time (even if you mop it straight away)!!

 

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I use petrol on the outside of my vans to get the stickers off. Might stink a bit on the inside but does the trick.

 

Make sure you have at least Third Party Nick and Burn Insurance first!!

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Guest Timmy_Turbo

Originally posted by MAC 1:

Hair dryer is the way to go wink.gif.

 

 

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Yep, Le Big Mac does it again! Spent about two hours this afternoon getting the shitey alarm installer stickers off my drivers side rear quarter window! What a bitch trying to peel stickers off that are about 10 years old with washing up liquid and hot water. Yeah, I peeled the stickers off but some was left behind and I scrubbed and scrubbed then got the hairdryer out...BINGO! ROFL biggrin.gif

 

Passenger side stickers were off in a matter of seconds after heating them up, then the glue residue scrubbed off easily...job done and looks much nicer without them. wink.gif

 

 

 

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Originally posted by Timmy_Turbo:

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Yep, Le Big Mac does it again! Spent about two hours this afternoon getting the shitey alarm installer stickers off my drivers side rear quarter window! What a bitch trying to peel stickers off that are about 10 years old with washing up liquid and hot water. Yeah, I peeled the stickers off but some was left behind and I scrubbed and scrubbed then got the hairdryer out...BINGO! ROFL biggrin.gif

 

Passenger side stickers were off in a matter of seconds after heating them up, then the glue residue scrubbed off easily...job done and looks much nicer without them. wink.gif

 

Tim you got two choices bud,do it your way and take hours,or my way and they come off in seconds wink.gif.

 

 

 

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biggrin.gif LMFAO biggrin.gif

 

So that's why you carry a hairdryer round with you at work, obviously works on nickers aswell! LMFFFFFFAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOO biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

 

 

 

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