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RexSeven
RexSeven UltraDork
8/21/13 6:22 p.m.

I removed some bumper stickers off my new project car using a hairdryer, plastic scraper, my fingernails, and a whole lot of swearing. I got the leftover goo off the rear windshield but there's still some bumper sticker glue on the bumper. What's the best way to get rid of it, besides BFHs and shotguns?

failboat
failboat SuperDork
8/21/13 6:23 p.m.

Wd40.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
8/21/13 6:27 p.m.

De-solv-it Mechanic's Solvent.

irish44j
irish44j UberDork
8/21/13 6:33 p.m.

I have some Turtle Wax sticker remover and it works well. I remove and replace stickers from the rallycross car all the time and it makes short work of the adhesive.

Jerry
Jerry HalfDork
8/21/13 6:38 p.m.

Knurled
Knurled UberDork
8/21/13 9:00 p.m.

Penetrating oil. It doesn't clean the adhesive off, the solvents re-soften it while the oils prevent it from re-sticking.

Seriously, it's like magic. It even takes hardened old duct tape residue off with the greatest of ease. I can't wait to try it on window tint adhesive.

That will be the only time anyone will ever say with honesty that they are looking forward to removing window tint.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn PowerDork
8/21/13 9:09 p.m.

What kind of bumper? Chrome or plastic?

WD-40 often works well, if not try 3M trim adhesive remover.

RexSeven
RexSeven UltraDork
8/21/13 9:12 p.m.

Plastic. I just discovered some sticker residue on the C-pillar from an old sticker that was removed a while ago. That will need to go too.

Thanks for the suggestions. I knew it was something simple like penetrating oil.

novaderrik
novaderrik UberDork
8/21/13 9:21 p.m.

clean mineral spirits.

zeeguy
zeeguy New Reader
8/21/13 9:25 p.m.

PAM or any cooking spray Put it on wait a couple of hours and wipe it off

Whitey
Whitey New Reader
8/21/13 10:09 p.m.

Turtle Wax bug and tar remover has worked for me in the past.

jere
jere HalfDork
8/21/13 10:14 p.m.

kerosene

hand sanitizer (works for "permanent" marker too) keep in mind it does need to soak wet for a while and not dry

FSP_ZX2
FSP_ZX2 Dork
8/21/13 10:17 p.m.
stuart in mn wrote: What kind of bumper? Chrome or plastic? WD-40 often works well, if not try 3M trim adhesive remover.

The 3M stuff is amazing. WD40 and Goop! are generally ok as well.

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid PowerDork
8/21/13 11:29 p.m.

It's all great when you get the glue off, but when you see a the spot where the paint has faded around the sticker.......

7pilot
7pilot Reader
8/22/13 1:15 a.m.

Brake parts cleaner if it is a painted finish. It will take only a few seconds, then rinse with water. Very effective. Just don't allow the chemical to soak into the paint. If it is plastic, then don't use brake cleaner.

In my experience WD 40 is hazardous to The black paint honda used on their 90's Civic.

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DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk SuperDork
8/22/13 5:38 a.m.

I use gasoline.

ddavidv
ddavidv PowerDork
8/22/13 6:06 a.m.

I tried most of the above when removing the stickers from my dirt bike's plastics. Some would soften the glue, but none made it easy to remove. Finally, in frustration I took the pieces over to my parts washer. That solvent zipped it off like it was nothing. It's been a long time since I bought any, but I think my solvent is the new 'green' stuff that won't hurt the enviro. Got it at my local Chinese tool outlet.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
8/22/13 7:24 a.m.

3M adhesive remover. Seriously just go buy some. It isn't expensive and it works like magic. I haven't found anything that works half as well.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve UltimaDork
8/22/13 7:29 a.m.

Goo Gone or other Citrus-based stuff usually works without harm.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
8/22/13 7:35 a.m.
pinchvalve wrote: Goo Gone or other Citrus-based stuff usually works without harm.

That's why I recommended the de-solv-it, it's not the easiest way but it's the safest.

dinger
dinger Reader
8/22/13 7:48 a.m.
93EXCivic wrote: 3M adhesive remover. Seriously just go buy some. It isn't expensive and it works like magic. I haven't found anything that works half as well.

Again, this. The stuff is meant to take leftover adhesive off of automotive paint finishes. And it works, well. Quick, easy, safe.

stuart in mn
stuart in mn PowerDork
8/22/13 8:03 a.m.
93EXCivic wrote: 3M adhesive remover. Seriously just go buy some. It isn't expensive and it works like magic. I haven't found anything that works half as well.

Plus it's good stuff to have around the garage anyway, I use it for cleaning all kinds of things.

joeg1982
joeg1982 New Reader
12/12/18 1:40 p.m.

Rain-X works well on rubber streaks.  Might give it a try.

I am generally in the WD-40 camp for that stuff.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
12/12/18 3:09 p.m.

What removes canoe residue?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/13/18 11:56 a.m.

Ha, zombie thread. I recently had to remove a bunch of sticker goo, and didn't have much time so I just grabbed a bunch of products from the garage. Simple Green did a really good job. 

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