How do I remove the dealer sticker from a car window?

What is the most effective way to remove the dealer sticker from the rear window? My siblings and I bought our dad his dream car for his 60th birthday. I’m trying to take off the sticker before we surprise him with this gift but am struggling.

Phoebe Mah · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
What a wonderful surprise! I’m sure your dad will love the gift.
Removing the dealer sticker from the car window can be tricky, but using an adhesive remover, like WD-40, can help make this an easier process. To learn how to use WD-40 for sticker removal, continue reading.
Materials you will need:
  • Auto glass cleaner
  • Microfiber towel
  • Paper towel
Step-by-step instructions:
  • Step one: Clean the sticker to remove any dirt and debris. Clean the glass with an auto glass cleaner and a microfiber towel.
  • Step two: Apply WD-40 to the sticker and let it sit for five to 10 minutes.
  • Step three: Take a paper towel and fold it, then gently scrub the sticker. Start at the corner and work your way toward the center.
  • Step four: Repeat steps two and three until the sticker and leftover adhesive are gone.
  • Step five: Clean the area again with an auto glass cleaner and the same microfiber towel.
  • Step six: Turn the microfiber towel over and buff the glass for a shiny finish.
Good luck with the surprise!
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