1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How to remove parking car stickers (best methods?)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by oatmeal, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. oatmeal

    oatmeal Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    11
    So I got my first ever parking sticker on my windshield. It was about half the size of an A4.
    Luckily, the day was raining so when I removed it, it wasn't that hard. I just used an exacto knife
    and scraped off the sticker (in a thousand pieces lol).

    But if the day had been dry and hot, the sticker would probably have sealed in stronger and taking
    it off would have been a PITA.

    What are some of the best methods to taking them off? I've heard people say to use things like
    windex, alcohol, nail polish remover, or vegetable oil.

    I wonder if I pre-prep my windshield (just the corners where they usually stick em) with a light
    smear of car wax would make the sticker easy to remove later? Has anyone ever tried that?
    The reasoning is because I believe car wax would actually stay on the glass for a very long time
    even through rain and snow, and not easy to wipe off. So when the guy places those parking stickers
    on there, it might not stick completely to the windshield and makes it easier for me to peel/scrape it off.

    This is just theoretical.

    Of course, the best method is to simply not park where you are not supposed to park (duh). But still,
    sometimes people will just stick em on to piss you off I guess so better to do my homework.
     
  2. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2010
    Messages:
    997
    Likes Received:
    8,045
    Occupation:
    ORM - Branding - Content
    Location:
    United States
    Home Page:
    Stop breaking the law, and then breaking the law to avoid paying your fine. Then you won't have to worry about stickers or removing them.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  3. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    15,931
    Likes Received:
    29,256
    Occupation:
    Selling CPA Sites
    Location:
    Not England
    Home Page:
  4. marios_521

    marios_521 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2013
    Messages:
    336
    Likes Received:
    64
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Europe
    I thought this is what we do here... Breaking the rules and fooling the system...
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 4
  5. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    15,931
    Likes Received:
    29,256
    Occupation:
    Selling CPA Sites
    Location:
    Not England
    Home Page:
    We may break rules but we do not recommend breaking the law.

    Two different things.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  6. bartosimpsonio

    bartosimpsonio Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2013
    Messages:
    12,051
    Likes Received:
    10,833
    Occupation:
    WHEREZ MA
    Location:
    BITCOINS AT?
    Home Page:
    No. We break search rules, not legal rules.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  7. oatmeal

    oatmeal Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    11
    Problem is not easy to carry around a portable hot water power pressure. Don't have it at home either.
     
  8. oatmeal

    oatmeal Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    11
    I guess you didn't read properly, yet you still had the urge to itch that scratch and be the smart alec and make this comment LOL.
     
  9. Aty

    Aty Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2011
    Messages:
    5,957
    Likes Received:
    4,068
    Home Page:
  10. oatmeal

    oatmeal Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    11
    Any ideas on my theoretical application of applying a light film of car wax on the corner of the windshields? Would that create a thin buffer layer to resist the complete seal of a super sticky sticker, thereby making it easier to remove?
     
  11. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Messages:
    15,931
    Likes Received:
    29,256
    Occupation:
    Selling CPA Sites
    Location:
    Not England
    Home Page:
    Pick this one up and your worries will be over:

    [​IMG]

    That is one of the best brand machines and the Hotsy brand served me well when I had a business that offered power washing. This one is a little small for real commercial work but will work nicely for your particular situation + you can clean your driveway when it gets dirty too.

    Be sure to winterize it if you are in an area where it gets cold or you'll be buying a new heating coil as well as a pump if you do not.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  12. kittykut

    kittykut Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2016
    Messages:
    509
    Likes Received:
    219
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    localhost
    waiting on that aff link
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  13. sturose

    sturose Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2013
    Messages:
    1,544
    Likes Received:
    1,909
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Clicking my own adverts
    Location:
    Stuck in a rut
    Wouldn't it be cheaper to just pay the fine??
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  14. randybishop

    randybishop Elite Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,665
    Likes Received:
    636
    Occupation:
    I was born a poor black child
    Location:
    Mississippi
    Pick this one up and your worries will be over.[​IMG]
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  15. pressrelease

    pressrelease Power Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2016
    Messages:
    661
    Likes Received:
    235
    Location:
    Disneyland
    Sprit works well to remove stickers without affecting car windshield.
     
  16. GReaperas

    GReaperas Junior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2014
    Messages:
    178
    Likes Received:
    70
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Planet Earth
    Use petrol to remove the sticker. It acts as a solvent that dissolves the glue.
     
  17. oatmeal

    oatmeal Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2015
    Messages:
    245
    Likes Received:
    11
    I remembered after cooking some bacon and leaving the grease in the sink for a day, it would be almost next to impossible to wash off the grease even with soap. The only way it came off was by very hot water and hard scrubbing.

    I think I should try and save some bacon grease, smear it on the corners of the windshield where they might put a sticker and I'm sure that it will come off very easily due to the bacon grease LOL.

    I'm definitely gonna try that.

    NOTE: where I'm parked is not actually illegal nor is it "fineable". We don't get tickets here. Nobody ever gets a parking ticket or fine. It's just one of those annoying stickers they put on your car like once or twice a year to encourage you not to park there. It's not as serious as some of you are making it sound lol.
     
  18. patriotnews

    patriotnews Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2015
    Messages:
    849
    Likes Received:
    459
    Location:
    under there
    If it is winter, just toss some hot water, coffee or tea on it, the sticker will just pop right off...
     
  19. JustUs

    JustUs Power Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2012
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    582
    WD-40 is used to remove bumper stickers; it would probably work on parking stickers.