Tomah, Wisconsin
6125 County Highway O
Tomah, WI 54660
(608) 378-3316

How to Effectively Remove Window Decals  March 15, 2018

Tomah, Monroe
How to Effectively Remove Window Decals , Tomah, Wisconsin

While they can be a catchy or even necessary addition to your windows, window decals can be a pain to remove. Whether you just want to remove them without damaging the window or you’re more concerned with leaving zero residue behind, there are practical ways to remove the stubborn stickers.

How to Remove Stuck-On Window Decals 

What Makes Decals Difficult to Remove?

Decals that have been left on for ages will likely be more difficult to remove than a newer sticker since they’ve had time to meld to the surface. Temperature, humidity, and the general climate of your area can also be a factor. Regions with mild weather won’t be as tough on decals, while dry or hot weather can bake them onto a surface. 

Why Should You Remove Them? 

Window DecalPerhaps you just bought a vehicle for your business, and you don’t want the previous owner’s decals on the vehicle. Maybe you want to replace an old decal with a new one. If the current sticker has started to crack or fade, you don’t want them out there for everyone to see. The longer you leave an aging decal on a window exposed to air and elements, the more difficult they will be to remove. 

How Can You Remove Them? 

Luckily, there are some handy ways to remove window decals. If it’s a newer one, you may only need clean water and a plastic putty knife to lift the edge and then peel off. Wet the decal and allow the water to soak for a couple of minutes and then use the putty knife to peel it off; do so gently to avoid scratching or damaging the glass. If that fails, try soaking it with a stronger substance — such as white vinegar — to dissolve the adhesive. Oftentimes, sign professionals will use a heat gun to carefully heat the decal to loosen the adhesive and then remove.  However, it takes a trained eye to avoid damage to the surface of your vehicle or windows.  If necessary, you can purchase a commercial adhesive remover; make sure you buy one specifically made for car windows.  If you need help with some stubborn decals, give us a call and we will be glad to lend a hand.

 

Though sometimes difficult to remove, window decals are a great way to set yourself and your vehicle apart when you find one you love. If you’re seeking high-quality signs or decals, Zingler Sign & Design in Tomah, WI, has you covered. They offer banners, vehicle graphics, car magnets, wall decals, and storefront signs; and, they work hard to ensure each product is customized to their customers’ needs. To learn more, visit their website or give them a call at (608) 378-3316.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Zingler Sign & Design
3 Top FAQs About Vehicle Graphics, Tomah, Wisconsin
Business owners should take any opportunity to spread the word about their offerings, and turning your vehicles into mobile billboards for your brand can expand your marketing reach....read more
3 Attention-Grabbing Window Decal Design Ideas, Tomah, Wisconsin
Your storefront or company entryway is one of the first things visitors see when they arrive at your location, so it’s important to make a good impression with a clean, welcomin...read more
How Custom Vehicle Graphics Can Help Your Business, Tomah, Wisconsin
You started a business because you’re an expert in your field — but your business can’t grow unless you’re reaching potential customers. Custom vehicle graphics are a vibrant and eff...read more
3 Key Benefits of Reflective Signs, Tomah, Wisconsin
From bike reflectors to traffic warnings, reflective signs effectively communicate a message to drivers in low-light settings. If you run a business, you don’t need to maintain an ex...read more
3 Reasons Why Contrast in Storefront Signs Is Important, Tomah, Wisconsin
Eye-catching storefront signs can attract new customers, boost sales, and increase profits for your business, while low-quality signs can appear unprofessional. Contra...read more