heavy duty sticker removal

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  1. Barney

    Barney Well-Known Member
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    #1 Barney, Feb 5, 2014
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    Hi guys

    I've got a shop window to clean inside and out. On the inside there are several heavy duty stickers. (the clear type with company logo).

    So what is the best way to remove these as owner has changed and will replace stickers.

    In the past I've just used my 4" scraper for light stickers/selotape etc. Not tried these yet.

    Would u recommend any chemicals that will dissolve the plastic/adhesive?

    I have some Titan Oil-Flow which is good at dissovling adhesive, but havn't really tried it on heavy duty stickers.

    P.S. These stickers are quite big. The round one is about 2ft round. The rectangle one is about 3ft.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. norm

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    never taken any sticker off as big Barney use virisol myself for small window stickers
     
  3. mr shine

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    theres a product called sticky stuff remover and it works great at removing adhesive residue on glass , you should be able to get it on amazon or aldi is where i got mine
     
  4. Andy

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    Desolvit Sticky Stuff Remover £3.48 b&q
     
  5. Duncs

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    had job other day talking of stickers
    any way new window covered in stickers
    nobody was in so i started taking the stickers off took ages
    it was a right pane, got them of cleaned window looked great.
    called at night the lassie said they are coming tomorrow to change glass .
    talk of being peed off
     
  6. norm

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    at least she didnt ask ya to put the stickers back on
    ah custys:rolleyes:
     
  7. DanielT

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    What about a solvent? I took the sticky remains from sign writing off with it
     
  8. Barney

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    Ok guys, I've now done this job.
    I tried my Titan oil-flow on the plastic but it had no affect. (plastic too thick to reach adesive underneath).
    I thought about using nail varnish (or acetate remover) to melt plastic, but thought this might be messy.

    So I just wet window a bit and used my trusy unger ergo 4" scraper. It was easier than I thought. Once I got a bit of the corner up, I could peel the sticker with a bit of effort, then it would break, so I scrape again etc.

    Once all the plastic was off, I used my Titan oil-flow (I'm sure other sticky removers mentioned would work just as well) to dissolve the adesive on the glass, then just scraped off (easy).

    Then just cleaned windows trad as normal.
     
  9. cheapncheerful

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    thanks for that top tip.....used mine today for the first time....oh why didnt i have it before....its essential thanks again.:)
     
  10. TolishAPurd

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    Its a bit late now, but I'm pretty sure a heat gun would have worked on this.
     
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