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# 175718 9-Jul-2015 16:20
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I have just picked up a new (for me) Mazda Axela (like it too!)

It has a couple of those adhesive transponder antenna things stuck on the inside of the windscreen. Obviously I don't need them.

They are a bugger to peel off in my previous experience - is there an easy way, or some product, that will remove them without damaging the windscreen or leaving marks there worse than leaving them themselves there?

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  # 1340093 9-Jul-2015 16:37
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Once peeled, I'd rub straight white vinegar on and let soak, or a paste of white vinegar and baking soda, thats the green way. 
Petrol is the non green way I assume 



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  # 1340095 9-Jul-2015 16:39
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From the last time I tried (unsuccessfully on my fathers car - and they are still there), it is near impossible to peel the things off. Have you tried/succeeded in getting them off? I'd rather have them there whole, than half peeled off/scrappy looking.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1340114 9-Jul-2015 17:12
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trig42: is there an easy way, or some product, that will remove them without damaging the windscreen or leaving marks there worse than leaving them themselves there?

 



 

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  # 1340136 9-Jul-2015 18:11
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I got a Japanese import last year. Had one of those huge clear antenna stickers on. I was loathe to try and scrape it off as my neighbor had tried to do this and wasn't successful.

Anyway one hot summer day after the car had been in the sun all day I gave it a crack and it peeled off with no residue at all.

So Id wait for summer if I was you.

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  # 1340141 9-Jul-2015 18:28
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The professionals have all kinds of tricks and solvents and know when and where to use them. So that is the way I would go and probably cheap compared to...

..after reading the above a heat gun or hair drier would be a severe temptation.. What could possibly go wrong? : )

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  # 1340143 9-Jul-2015 18:29
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tchart: I got a Japanese import last year. Had one of those huge clear antenna stickers on. I was loathe to try and scrape it off as my neighbor had tried to do this and wasn't successful.

Anyway one hot summer day after the car had been in the sun all day I gave it a crack and it peeled off with no residue at all.

So Id wait for summer if I was you.


Or use a heatgun or something

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  # 1340168 9-Jul-2015 19:04
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Ive had good luck with this stuff not sure if it would work for that purpose however.

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  # 1340181 9-Jul-2015 19:40
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Yabanize:
tchart: I got a Japanese import last year. Had one of those huge clear antenna stickers on. I was loathe to try and scrape it off as my neighbor had tried to do this and wasn't successful.

Anyway one hot summer day after the car had been in the sun all day I gave it a crack and it peeled off with no residue at all.

So Id wait for summer if I was you.


Or use a heatgun or something


I did consider that but was concerned about either burning the sticker or damaging the interior of the car. I'd wait for summer before resorting to a heat gun.

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  # 1340200 9-Jul-2015 20:19
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tchart:
Yabanize:
tchart: I got a Japanese import last year. Had one of those huge clear antenna stickers on. I was loathe to try and scrape it off as my neighbor had tried to do this and wasn't successful.

Anyway one hot summer day after the car had been in the sun all day I gave it a crack and it peeled off with no residue at all.

So Id wait for summer if I was you.


Or use a heatgun or something


I did consider that but was concerned about either burning the sticker or damaging the interior of the car. I'd wait for summer before resorting to a heat gun.


If you have a hairdryer perhaps try that first, heat tends to soften adhesives.  Keep touching the area you are heating with your hand, if it is too hot to touch you're probably over doing it.

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  # 1340204 9-Jul-2015 20:26
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gzt: What could possibly go wrong? : )


In winter? Possibly crack the windscreen :D

Look into rear view mirror removal solvents.

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  # 1340205 9-Jul-2015 20:29
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blakamin:
gzt: What could possibly go wrong? : )


In winter? Possibly crack the windscreen :D


Even more likely if there is a chip in the windscreen.  This happened to us in a car with a large chip, we had a buildup of snow on the outside and the heat from the car heater inside was enough to crack the screen and the crack started from the chip.

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  # 1340271 9-Jul-2015 21:27
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I used a plastic scraper and then meths to get the residue off. Worked well, just took a bit of care and time.

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  # 1340281 9-Jul-2015 21:47
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Have you tried an acetone based nail polish remover? The higher the better. I've used it to remove the old plastic slip for the registration sticker on the windshield, took a bit of elbow grease too but worked in the end. 




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  # 1340291 9-Jul-2015 22:11
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Be careful if you use a heat gun!  It can end in tears if you use too much heat.

A plastic scraper, a little elbow grease and turps to remove residue is the best course. :)





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  # 1340332 10-Jul-2015 06:24
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Usually they are stuck on with a high bond double sided foam tape, use a blade/spatula/brute force etc to get the main part off  and then use kerosene and a rag to rub the residue off the screen. Kero will not mark your paint or damage your glass. I am yet to find a case of ornament/stickers/pinstripes etc on a car wher you can not completely remove residue with kero

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