The question of how best remove stickers on various surfaces brings a huge amount of google responses when searching online.
You may be attempting to remove stickers from your newly acquired car, RV, boat or home.
Regardless of the type of surface you are working with, wood, glass, metal or plastic, there are sticker removal methods that will simply not work.
You probably know that the surface of your car, RV or boat will appear more appealing if you peel off that ugly sticker. However, you do not know the right way of removing the sticker.
It is okay to be cautious when it comes to sticker removal methods. This is mainly because you do not want to damage the paintwork on the car, RV or boat or scratch its surface while removing the sticker.
With so many tips and removal methods offered on various forums, it is easy for users to get confused about the methods that actually work and those that don’t.
The years of experience that I have in removing decals and stickers makes me a top professional to turn to whenever you have such questions.
And before I move on, check out this video from David (a very happy whizzy wheel customer) who reviewed the product for us and shows it taking off stickers in minutes.
It is for this reason I receive daily emails on whats the sticker and decal removal tools.
To address this issue, I will cover the four main tools that simply do not work when it comes to removing stickers.
The Four Sticker Removal Tools That Do Not Work
Regardless of how you use them, the following sticker removal methods will simply not work.
- Fingernails – many people will advise you to attempt using your fingernails to get rid of a sticker. As sticker grows older, it becomes harder to remove; thus rendering this method useless. Even if the sticker is new, this method will probably leave your nails aching and waste a lot of your time.
- Hair Dryer – after a sticker is applied, it will continue to bake under the sun.
That means the adhesive used on the decal will continue to fuse with the paint on the surface it is attached. Many professionals will advise on warming a decal or sticker prior to removing it.
So using a haor dryer may work on relatively new decals as the adhesive has not but definitely not on old baked on stickers
- Adhesive Sprays – the name itself suggests what such sprays are good at; removing the sticker adhesive that remains on the car surface, after the sticker has been removed. So the spray is good to tidy up the job and remove the adhesive once the sticker is removed, but not good at actually removing the sticker
- Metal Razor Blades – there is a misconception among the people who are attempting to remove stickers from a car, boat or RV surface on their own, that using a metal razor blade will make the task easier and fast to accomplish.
When used on a car body, a metal razor blade will remove the sticker, but also has the potential to scratch the paintwork.
Even if the blade was to be used on glass surface, it can scratch the glass surface.
Since we are looking for a method that will safely remove the sticker without damaging the surface it is attached to, it is highly advisable that you avoid using a metal razor blade to remove stickers and decals.
Which is the Best Sticker Removal Tool?
Since peeling, scratching and prying away the sticker are out of question, you must be wondering which the best method is.
The ultimate sticker removal tool today is the whizzy wheel. This tool is particularly effective at removing stickers and decals from car, boat and RV surfaces.
The tool is easy to use and will remove the stickers effectively, even if the stickers have baked under the sun.
Plus our famous whizzy wheel video taking off car decals (it’s funny how our home made video has over 150,000 views and our professional ones havent yet cracked 1,000 views).
If we can help you with sticker or decal removal questions, please reach out to us