How to Remove Stickers from a Car

Peeling Sticker Off Windshield

Are you looking at the back of your car and wondering how to get stickers off your car? Whether you’re no longer committed to voting for the same candidate or you’ve bought a used car that showcases the previous owner’s hobbies, you may find yourself needing to remove some stickers. Western Motors Los Banos’s service team has created this guide to show you how to remove stickers from your car without damaging your paint!

How to Get Stickers off a Car’s Paint

In order to get the sticker off your used Honda without damaging your paint, you’ll need the right materials. Once you have everything you need, you can follow our step to remove the stickers.


  • A bit of car washing soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Clean, dry towels
  • Goo Gone Automotive or tree sap remover
  • Plastic card; like a membership card, library card, etc.

4 Steps for How to Get Stickers of a Car

  1. Clean the area by applying car soap to the sticker and surrounding area.
  2. Next turn your hairdryer to the “hot” setting and hold it about two to three inches away from the sticker for a few seconds. You’ll want to start in the center of the sticker and move your hairdryer over the whole sticker — working from the inside to the edge.
  3. After your sticker has been heated, gently push your plastic acard under the sticker’s edge. As long as you see the adhesive residue lifting, you should be able to peel your sticker without an issue. However, this may be a slow process that requires you to heat the sticker multiple times; the sticker may also come off in sections instead of one large piece.
  4. Sometimes, there is some left over residue once the sticker has been removed. If this is your situation, you’ll just need to apply some Goo Gone Automotive or tree sap remover to a clean, dry cloth. Then, you can use light pressure to remove the residue.

How to Get Stickers off a Car Window or Glass

If you need to remove stickers from a car window, you’ll need some different products — including a razor blade. Be cautious with handling it, and never use the razor blade on the interior of tinted windows; this can ruin the tint.


  • Razor blade
  • Clean, dry towels
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Dish soap and hot water

4 Steps to Remove Stickers From Car Glass

  1. Slip the razor blade under the edge of the sticker, and use it to remove as much of the sticks as possible.
  2. Create a mixture of hot water and dish soap, then use a clean towel to work the mixture into the sticker residue until it begins to dissipate. You may be done after this step, or you may need to try the tips below.
  3. If there’s remaining residue, it may be able to be gently scratched off with the razor blade.
  4. Have some particularly tough adhesive? Soak a paper towel in rubbing alcohol and rub that into the remaining residue. You may need to alternate between applying the alcohol and using the razor blade. When you’re done, you can use a clean towel to wipe the area.

Get More Car Care Tips With Western Motors Los Banos

Find more car care tips, like how to clean leather car seats, with the service center team at Western Motors Los Banos. We can help you vehicle looking and running great with our expert advice and service. And, if you ever have questions about your vehicle’s service needs, reach out to us today!

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