Bumper stickers could be very nice to have on your vehicle but at some stage the usefulness of the sticker may become a nuisance and requires removing. This has in the past resulted in some rather long and messy work for the car owner. This serves to assist in giving a few practical tips and ideas to tackle this project.
The best time to attempt the removal of bumper stickers is during periods of hot weather with soap and water and a large amount of elbow grease. Wetting the rag or cloth in the warmest water available and placing it over the bumper sticker for a few minutes will start the removal process. The bumper stickers also responds well to soaking it with boiling water poured over it a number of times. Then peel the bumper stickers by starting at a corner and carefully working towards the centre. If this method is unsuccessful the use of natural agents is required.
Use a spray bottle with a mixture of three parts hot water, one part dish soap and two teaspoon rubbing alcohol and soak the bumper stickers well. Allow to soak and then start peeling form a corner working towards the centre. Reapply as many times as required to effectively complete the process.
Soaking the cloth in a vinegar solution placed over the bumper stickers for three minutes may be the next alternative. Again the peeling should be from the corner towards the centre until completely removed. The vinegar is ideal to remove the sticky residue left behind when the sticker is removed.
The use of a lighter fluid or rust removal fluid can be used to remove a bumper stickers but care must be taken not to damage the surface of the bumper. Many new vehicle bumpers are colour coded and this may cause a shade difference when used.
There are people suggesting the use of a hairdryer but extreme care must be taken not to damage the surrounding area on the vehicle. If using this method to remove a bumper sticker the heat of the dryer should be set at the lowest temperature.
Depending on the area where the bumper stickersis placed the use of any razor blade or hard objects may damage the surface of the vehicle. Rubbing compound could be used to restore minor and slight discolouration on the paintwork due to the effect of the sun on the surrounding surface.