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How to Remove Van Stickers

Updated February 21, 2017

Putting stickers on your van can be a form of self-expression or a marketing tool. Stickers and decals are designed to stay on your vehicle through all the elements, and removing them takes caution. Whether you no longer want the sticker on your van or you recently purchased a van with stickers on it, removing them is simple.

Apply hot water to the stickers you want to remove. If you have multiple stickers, remove them one at a time by pouring hot water on them. The hotter the sticker becomes due to the water, the more flexible and easy it is to remove.

Take a razor blade and gently scrap the sticker off. The sharp edge of the blade should be at a 45-degree angle so you do not scrap the paint on your van.

Spray some Goo Gone remover on the leftover tape residue. Goo Gone remover can be found at your local hardware store and is a good spray to use because it will not damage the paint on your van. If the stickers leave behind a sticky, glue-like residue, you can use the spray to remove the excess adhesive.

Allow the spray to settle with the adhesive for one minute before taking the razor tool and scraping off the excess sticker residue.

Take a microfiber towel and wipe off any leftover chemicals from the Goo Gone. Microfiber towels will not cause scruffs and scrapes on your paint.

Things You'll Need

  • Hot water
  • Razor blade
  • Goo Gone
  • Microfiber cloth
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Paul Lin has been writing professionally since 2010. He has written scripts for the National Science Foundation and short films that have won awards at film festivals. His knowledge of broad topics along with visual scriptwriting allows him to write articles that brings words to life. Lin holds a Bachelor of Arts in scriptwriting from the University of North Texas.