How do you remove Flex Seal adhesive from car paint?

I was spraying some Flex Seal in my garage for a side project I’m working on. Somehow, I sprayed the nozzle in the wrong direction and left a line of Flex Seal on my driver’s side door. What’s the best way to remove Flex Seal from your car paint without damaging it?

Flex Seal is a fun adhesive for side projects but a pain to get off of your car. Luckily, you can use these tips to remove Flex Seal from your car paint:
  • Use WD-40: Spray the Flex Seal with WD-40. Let it sit for a minute to soak in, then rub it gently with a microfiber cloth. The Flex Seal should come right off!
  • Use Goo Gone: Other commercial adhesive-removal products will work too! Just spray it on the adhesive, let it sit, and wipe it off.
  • Soak it with a hot towel: Dunk a microfiber towel in hot water and lay the towel over the adhesive. The heat and steam should soften and loosen the glue so you can wipe it up!
While there are plenty of other strategies to remove sticky residue, Flex Seal is likely too durable for soap and water. These methods are your best shot at getting them off yourself. But if none of them work, you can always bring your car to a body shop. They’ll often have commercial and professional products that can remove it.
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Joshua Levy
Answered on Nov 19, 2021

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