Are you very annoyed with old car stickers or simply want to renew them? Check out the article for effective decals removal
Stickers are the best decorative accessories for any cars. However, when they are old, things change. You may face dull colour stickers or ones with a lot of scratches and want to remove them. Lucky you! There are methods to completely remove the annoying car stickers making your car like a new one.
Considering these following factors to determine how hard a sticker is:
Age: Did you know that the longer your stickers are, the harder they can be removed? You can easily remove 3-months-old stickers with a plastic blade. Older car stickers need specific removal tools.
Weather: Being left under the sun is a factor that makes car stickers hard to remove. Because the heat changes the molecular structure of the adhesive on the sticker and makes it bonded to the car surface.
Sticker Price: Expensive stickers are easier to remove than the cheaper ones. This can be explained that expensive car stickers are made of higher grade vinyl that is more consistent and, thus, easier to get off; the lower priced stickers are usually made of inferior adhesive which is much hard to remove.
a car with a lot of stickers
Then, follow these below methods to get rid of the annoying stickers!
Made of soft rubber and aim to wear away the stickers,
Heat the sticker to loosen the bond between it and the surface for easier removal,
Plastic Razor blade:
Gets under the sticker and peel it off
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However, each method has its own advantages and disadvantages:
Using Whizzy wheel for large stickers is a great idea
Hair dryer costs nothing if you have one
Plastic Razor Blade
Using a plastic razor plate to remove car stickers
Unpack your Whizzy Wheel.
Install the Whizzy Wheel on your available home drill by using the arbour supplied.
Place the Whizzy Wheel on the surface of any decal, sticker, or vinyl* and turn on the drill.
*Whizzy Wheel can be used on up-to-55-year-old stickers
Hold your drill steadily and move along the surface that needs removal. You will soon have a smooth and sticker free surface.
When the car stickers are removed, the whizzy wheel will wear out and there will be rubber dust on the car’s surface. You just need to flick off this dust away and there will be no trace of sticker left!
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Take (or buy if you don’t have one) your hair dryer and plug it in
Turn the Hair Dryer on with max productivity!
Place your hair dryer about 7 – 12 centimetres away from the car sticker and move it back and forth
With the help of a plastic blade (like your ATM card), peel the car sticker off the surface
*Be careful when taking the car sticker as it can get very hot.
** Use a plastic blade together with a hair dryer for best efficiency
Plastic Razor Blade
Get the sharpest plastic blade for the best result
Place the blade under the sticker, start from its edges
Slowly move the blade under the car sticker and peel it off backwards
*The plastic razor blade does not function well on old stickers because they are usually attached tightly to the surface. Plastic razor blade functions best on wooden or plastic surfaces.
a person is carefully removing a car sticker
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Things to keep in mind about car stickers removal
1. NOT TO USE A METAL RAZOR Blade on painted surfaces because
2. The painted surface around the car sticker may have faded. Therefore, whenever you remove the sticker, the painted surface underneath will look brighter.
3. When removing very old car stickers, adhesives can be left on the surface. Try to spend more time removing them as dust and dirt will stick to the surface and make your car look very dirty.
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