Easy way to remove a bumper sticker
Whether you have a bumper sticker from the recent election, a past election, or even one from that really cool band that you totally thought was going to be big, there may come a time when you want to remove it. Let us help you out with this easy way to remove a bumper sticker from your car.
Bumper sticker removal 101
Welcome to class, today’s lesson: easy bumper sticker removal. Just because you loved that sticker when it was new, does not mean your car has to be stuck with it for all eternity.
There are two major methods to removing a bumper sticker. One involves heat from either a hair dryer or a heat gun. This method can be slow, and if you are working on a plastic bumper (which most of you will be) then you do run the risk of damaging the bumper. You can use heat as a method of last resort, but our other method is simpler and less hazardous.
Will WD-40 remove a sticker?
WD-40 is quite the miracle worker. It can do so many things, and it can even help you eradicate those stickers from your bumper.
- Start from a corner of the sticker, peeling it up with a razor blade if you have to.
- Once you have some of the sticker glue exposed, blast it with the WD-40.
- Keep pulling the sticker away and wetting the glue with the WD-40. The powerful lubricant actually works to destroy the adhesive properties of the glue.
- Once the sticker is free, use WD-40 to clear up any residual glue mess.
- Wax and enjoy your sticker-free bumper, or move on to the next terrible bumper sticker that needs to get off your bumper and into the garbage.
Overall this can be a slow process, and if you need it, you can always apply some heat to weaken the glue further. Just bring an extra helping of patience, and you’ll have that sticker gone in no time.
Should you remove bumper stickers before you sell?
Unless you are selling to a junkyard, removing those stickers can make your car look better and improve its value. With just a few minutes of effort, your bumper can be clean and you might find it a little easier to ask for a couple hundred more dollars for the same car that was once a haven for forgotten politicians and bands no one wanted to listen to.