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Old 10-30-2017, 05:17 PM   #1
Blue Rex 15
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Default Any way to remove this residue?

I'm trying to remove the residue from a couple of old stickers the previous owner had on the car. When I got the car from the dealership, the car didn't have the decals, but as you can see in the picture, especially in the morning when there is water sitting on the back glass, you can still see a sort of residue from the old stickers. The odd thing is that I cleaned off the back glass, inside and out, and there isn't anything left over. Could this potentially just be from the stickers being on so long that the back tint is different where the stickers used to be, and if so, is there anyway to get rid of it apart from having the old tint replaced and new put on?

Pictured below: The SOLASEC residue above the Valknut symbol I have on there is what I'm trying to remove. There's also one on the same spot on the other side of the windows from the previous owner's Instagram page.
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Old 10-30-2017, 09:00 PM   #2
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spray it good with window cleaner and take a flat razor blade keeping it flat and scrap along the area. If you keep the glass wet and the razor almost flat you will not scratch the glass at all. If there s anything there it will come off. Maybe some glue left. If you don t understand how to place the razor on the glass then refrain from this idea.
Then try something like goo be gone.
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Old 10-31-2017, 09:41 AM   #3
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This Ammo video covers the razor blade trick, there is a range of angles that work, and outside of that you can do more harm than good, though the back glass is definitely a better place to learn than the windshield.

You could take it even further and try a glass polish as well. Though removing all/almost all of the residue first would be key. A bug and tar remover may be helpful here.

Since its on glass you can work a little harder with chemicals without worry, so long as you keep the chemicals on the glass. Acetone is good on sticky stuff too...

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Old 11-01-2017, 02:33 PM   #4
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Glass is easy, the above method with a razor blade is the way to go. Paint is another story, but i use a product called Rapid remover and an eraser wheel.
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