Old sticker removal from glass

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I recently moved into a new home. The previous owner put a lot of stickers on the windows. They have probably been there for sometime now. I have tried the usual goo be gone ...And other commercial cleaners and I am not able to get stickers off the glass any new ideas out there?

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  • you may have to resort to a razor style glass scraper.
  • Russbow Russbow on Jan 19, 2018
    Goo gone, works very well for such, but a new sharp single edge razor blade is less messy and will also work well.
  • Karen Karen on Jan 19, 2018
    A product called Goo Gone will remove those pesky stickers. It works great and you can probably find it at Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes etc.
  • ZKeys ZKeys on Jan 19, 2018
    My parents would always use Pledge. It is oily and works to take the goo off. Obviously make sure it doesn't get on what it shouldn't. This would be an easy and pleasant smelling thing to try. They would often use a scraper as well. Hope it comes off easily for you.
  • Amanda Amanda on Jan 19, 2018
    Hi Debra. Try using a hair dryer to reactivate the glue and then scrap off. Good Luck!
  • Peg28062313 Peg28062313 on Jan 19, 2018
    Make a paste of cooking oil and baking soda, wipe the paste onto the sticker and leave it there for a few minutes. Then wipe off and you should be able to rub it off or use a single edge blade. You might have to leave it on overnight if they've been there that long.
  • Goo32385690 Goo32385690 on Jan 19, 2018
    Purchase a cheap window scraper tool (it has a razor blade in it) at a dollar store in the tool/paint area.
  • Yep, try a razor blade scraper ;)
  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 19, 2018
    Use a razor blade that is new. Take off the vinyl top first, spray with whatever, then use the razor blade to scrape it all off. The top coat of the stickers probably isn't letting the solution absorb into the lower paper.
  • Adriana Adriana on Jan 19, 2018
    Vegetable Oil & Baking Soda. Use 1 tsp of each & mix together. After you mix it well, lay it on thick. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, depending on how much you need to get rid of. Then rinse off with warm water.
  • Deanna Muse Deanna Muse on Jan 20, 2018
    Spray with WD-40, let set for 15 or 20 minutes. Then scrape off. Use hot soapy water to wash off WD-40 and any remaining reside.
  • Tammy Nichols Tammy Nichols on Jan 21, 2018
    I have used the insect repellnt "Off" in the spray can. It will leave behind a oily type film afterwards, so you'll have to go back over it with glass cleaner. Vinegar/ water works best, and newspaper instead of papertowels.
  • Andy Andy on Mar 22, 2021

    I always keep a small bottle of mineral spirits under my sink. It is great to remove any sticky label and much cheaper than goo be gone.

    If the glue is very old then I use either acetone or MEK but you have to be careful not to use this on plastic or finishes because they will get damaged. But it is fine for glass, ceramic or granite.

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