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Cleaning sticker residue off of windshield

I used a blade to clean most of it off, but is there a chemical that can clear the left over residue?
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I spray window cleaner on, and use a blade to scrape it. Always got everything off for me.

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I usually just use regular water with a sharp razor blade, if that doesn't work, windex or soapy water will get it done.

Soapy water and a razor blade is how most tint shops remove the tint, so it'll work for old city stickers, etc.

I'm hoping this is on a glass car windshield though, not a plastic bike windshield.
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try a razor blade first and get the most you can. Then use 3m adhesive remover to take care of the rest.
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hmmmmm.......WD-40 works quite well

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For that real stubborn glue Fantastic should work or the Goop type handcleaners sometimes cut it. If it's still stubborn after trying those there is a product called Goof Off that should do it....If none of those do it break the window and replace it!

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Or just do it the easy way and have somebody come out and replace the window. A lot less work that way.

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adhesive remover

Nothing better than Charcoal Lighter fluid for sticker adhesive removal= no scrubbing and safe on paint (just be sure to rinse off fluid when done).

Way better than WD-40 which is kerosene based, really only good for loosening bolts and degreasing bearings.
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I hear that stones work great. Get some about the size of your fist, that have a good heft to them.
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"Goo Gone" is made just for this type of situation. It's basically a citrus based cleaner. spray it on, leave it sit for a minute and then wipe it off.

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Nothing better than Charcoal Lighter fluid for sticker adhesive removal= no scrubbing and safe on paint (just be sure to rinse off fluid when done).

Way better than WD-40 which is kerosene based, really only good for loosening bolts and degreasing bearings.
I've got some lighter fluid sitting around. Will use it. Thanks
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Goo Gone is mighty handy stuff. It works awesome.
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When my race number changed, and I had to swap out the number decals on my race bike. I spent HOURS with progressively more aggressive cleaners... windex, simple green, WD-40, Goo Gone... scraped with fingernails and paper towels... nothing got rid of all of it until Tea walked over, put a little gasoline on a paper towel and with one wipe the residue was gone.

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When my race number changed, and I had to swap out the number decals on my race bike. I spent HOURS with progressively more aggressive cleaners... windex, simple green, WD-40, Goo Gone... scraped with fingernails and paper towels... nothing got rid of all of it until Tea walked over, put a little gasoline on a paper towel and with one wipe the residue was gone.
Holy cow! Gasoline cleaned it right off. It was like wiping off fingerprints with Windex. Thanks
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Nothing better than Charcoal Lighter fluid for sticker adhesive removal= no scrubbing and safe on paint (just be sure to rinse off fluid when done).

Way better than WD-40 which is kerosene based, really only good for loosening bolts and degreasing bearings.
charcoal lighter fluid is nothing more than mineral oil.........which is cheaper yet...

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