How do you remove a decal from a car window?

I just bought a used car. There’s a decal on the window I want to remove, but I haven't had any luck getting rid of it. How can I remove it?

Answer
One downfall of a used car is the inability to control what others do with their cars! Luckily, you’ve come to the right place.
To remove the decal, these are your best bets:
  • Soapy Water: Start by removing as much as you can by hand. Then for the remainder, use a bucket of warm soapy water (either dish or liquid works) and soak the remaining adhesive. After the glue is completely soaked, let it sit for a moment, then use either a plastic scraper or your hand to finish removing any residue.
  • Window cleaning detergent: Spray the window cleaner on the sticker and leave it for a few minutes. It should go soft, allowing you to use a plastic scraper to remove it.
  • Rubbing alcohol: Take a dry paper towel and put rubbing alcohol on it. Use it to soak the sticker. The alcohol should soften and wrinkle the sticker. From there, a plastic scraper should work.
  • Baking soda: Add some baking soda to half a cup of everyday cooking oil. Mix the solution and dab it on the sticker, giving it some time to soak. You should be able to remove the sticker with a plastic card or scraper.
Since you just bought a used car, make sure you have the proper insurance coverage on it as well! To find the best policy and coverage, try the Jerry app. Jerry gathers quotes from top insurance providers in seconds, ensuring you’re always getting the best rate for the coverage you require.
Will Baldwin
Answered on Oct 29, 2021
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