Removing a dealer sticker from a car can be a tricky process. It’s important to take your time and be careful not to damage the paint or cause any other damage while removing the sticker. Depending on the type of sticker, there are several methods you can use to remove it.
Before you begin, make sure you have the right tools. You’ll need a heat gun or hair dryer, razor blade, plastic putty knife, and a clean cloth.
1. Heat the Sticker
The first step is to use a heat gun or hair dryer to heat the sticker. Heat will soften the adhesive and make it easier to remove. Make sure to keep the heat gun or hair dryer at least a foot away from the sticker. Heat the sticker for a few minutes and then carefully test it with the razor blade to see if it’s ready to be removed.
2. Remove the Sticker
Once the sticker is ready, use the razor blade to scrape off the sticker carefully. Do not press too hard or you could scratch the paint. Try to keep the razor blade parallel to the surface of the car. Be sure to pull the sticker off slowly to avoid tearing it.
3. Clean the Area
Once the sticker is removed, you’ll need to clean the area. Use a plastic putty knife to scrape off any remaining adhesive. You can also use a clean cloth to remove any remaining adhesive or residue.
4. Wax the Area
After cleaning the area, you’ll need to wax the area to protect the paint. Use a car wax specifically made for cars. Apply a thin layer of wax and buff with a clean cloth.
Removing dealer stickers from cars can be tricky, but with the right tools and patience, you can have the sticker removed without damaging the paint. Make sure to follow the steps above and take your time. With a little effort, you can have the sticker removed and your car looking like new again.