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forcedreno2012 06-25-2013 04:05 PM

Pesky window stickers
 
How do you get these goobers off. I am about to resort to a razor blade but hoping someone here has a hint. When I went to pull the stickers off the new windows half of them stayed on.

Any hints before I screw this up?

Thanks

Robyn

creeper 06-25-2013 06:08 PM

Rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover will break down glue from stickers if soapy water doesn't

joecaption 06-25-2013 06:52 PM

Single edged razor to get the main parts off and Goo Gone and a soft cloth for the rest.

kwikfishron 06-25-2013 07:08 PM

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Pesky window stickers
That's been one of my peeves for my entire adult life. Thankfully many of the manufactures have switched to stickers that actually peel off. Now I only get pissed half of the time.

747 06-25-2013 07:11 PM

Razor blade scraper. Go to auto parts store. Then hit with some Windex and 000 fine grade steel wool which will take care of any remaining. Make sure you really wet the window with Windex before hitting with 000 steel wool.

Here is one like i have. http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...0669&ppt=C0099

gregzoll 06-25-2013 07:44 PM

747, instead of using Steel Wool, use a Clay bar.

HomeSealed 06-25-2013 07:54 PM

A razor blade and windex are all that is needed... Just make sure to lube it up with the windex first. Faster than any solvents, although they will ultimately work if razorblades make you uncomfortable.... I worked installing autoglass in highschool and those stickers are 10 times worse than residential windows.

forcedreno2012 06-25-2013 08:04 PM

Thank you all. Have some acetone so will give that a go...if not will grab the razor blade.

HS I hear you on Auto window stickers every time we changed military bases we had to change those stupid things and when you sold your car you had to return them as well.....in a million pieces if necessary lol.

Kwik, I think these were supposed to be peel off but a few weeks in the sun at 90+ and they are not coming off. As annoying as these two windows are I cannot imagine dealing with this for a whole house.

Robyn

sublime2 06-25-2013 08:25 PM

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Originally Posted by forcedreno2012 (Post 1207189)
Thank you all. Have some acetone so will give that a go...if not will grab the razor blade.

HS I hear you on Auto window stickers every time we changed military bases we had to change those stupid things and when you sold your car you had to return them as well.....in a million pieces if necessary lol.

Kwik, I think these were supposed to be peel off but a few weeks in the sun at 90+ and they are not coming off. As annoying as these two windows are I cannot imagine dealing with this for a whole house.

Robyn

Be very careful with acetone.
Very strong and will cause a glaze on clear plastic.
Goo b gone is your best bet.

soberjulie 06-28-2013 09:26 AM

Goo-Gone! I buy it at Canadian tire, but its probably carried at H.D or Lowes. The stuff is awesome.....not just good for getting stickers off (and the yucky glue residue) but has lots of uses around the house.:thumbsup:

Westbrook 06-28-2013 11:20 AM

No razor blades. Go to pep boys or auto zone, get a can of invisible glass. Use your wifes dish rag and scrub, then another spray and buff it. this stuff works great, use it on all my windows.

HomeSealed 06-28-2013 02:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Westbrook (Post 1208415)
No razor blades. Go to pep boys or auto zone, get a can of invisible glass. Use your wifes dish rag and scrub, then another spray and buff it. this stuff works great, use it on all my windows.

No offense westbrook, but I installed glass daily in one form or another for over 15 years, never scratched the glass with a razor blade scraping off thousands of stickers and it is the quickest method by far... I suppose all of that buffing would give you some nice forearms though.:thumbsup:

Westbrook 06-28-2013 02:20 PM

none taken HomeSealed. I've used blades on glass before as well, just another option if you fear scratching your glass. and ya it's a workout.:thumbup:

hand drive 07-04-2013 11:00 AM

if the window has a loe E coating then no ammonium based cleaners should be used as per manufacturers suggestion...

Amber_windows 07-04-2013 07:02 PM

Sparkle. It's a compound that gets into the porous areas of the glass. You can find it at most hardware stores.


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