Removing Sticker Adhesive Glue from Car

Question: I purchased a "new" car from a local auto dealer who had put a reflective vinyl dealer decal on the rear of the vehicle. I don't like stickers on my car, so I prudently peeled it off, but it left a ton of glue on the paint. What can I use to get the glue off… it is really a strong glue, and I obviously don't want to damage the paint on my new car.

Answer: This is one of the most common complaints we receive when it comes to adhesive stickers, and one I've written about in the past, but it deserves another visit because it happens frequently and can be an annoyance. The good news is that it is not difficult to fix, and your paint will be in good shape when you're done.You can visit http://www.stick-off.com/ to know how you can remove graphics from your vehicle.

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Even temporary adhesive stickers that have been on a vehicle or window over time will leave a perimeter glue residue on paint or glass, and because the glue also draws dirt when it's exposed, what you're seeing is the glue plus the dirt it's attracted to itself over the period of time it's been affixed to the surface it was stuck to.

As I said to start with, it's a very simple solution, and one that is solvable by visiting your local hardware store. At the hardware store, simply ask for "orange peel" glue remover. This glue remover is mild to paint and clear coating on a vehicle, although, as with any solvent, we'd urge you to try it on an area that is out of view, like under the hood or trunk, just to be on the safe side. I don't want you coming back to me saying, "the paint on my luxury automobile was ruined due to bad advice from you!

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