We just installed some new windows to replace our 35 year old original
windows. After installation I removed the stickers that were on the
glass. They came off very easily and there was no adhesive left on
I washed both sides of the window with Windex the location of the
sticker is still visible when the light hits the glass just right. I
can feel no film or adhesive but I can still see where the sticker
How can I remove the "image" of the sticker?
re: How many little brush bottles of nail polish do you think it will
It may take quite a number of the little bottles, but if he does it
right, he won't have to use the little brushes. Since nail polish,
like paint, can vary from bottle to bottle, it would behoove the OP to
mix all those little bottles into a single larger container to ensure
consistancy. Once he has enough, he can use a larger brush or even a
roller if need be.
Can you imagine the odor associated with applying nail polish with a
goof off or goo gone, are amazing products. I use them to remove my
competitors service tags. Peel sticker, a little on a rag does the
rest. also removes magic markers after klids write on walls:)
use a razor blade on glass to remove the heavy stuff, goo gone for the
no bad odors, isnt flammable either
CAUTION CAUTION CAUTION
Do not remove any images until you are sure what they are. Could be the
Blessed Mother telling us something.
You may now be living in a shrine and never be able to wash the windows, at
least not until after prayer services.
If your windows manage to pass (or would that be fail?) the Sainthood test
and are blessed by the local Bishop, try acetone or mineral spirits, they
wash as usual.
I'd go soft to start with, to avoid having anything too harsh around your
new windows. Use something like Dawn dishwashing detergent 1st and see if
that cuts it. If not, work your way up, trying rubbing alcohol next, then
if all else fails go for the hard stuff like lacquer thinner or nail polish
I know what he is talking about and it's not the sticky residue. I
used to install glass and even after removing the sticker with a razor
blade and glass cleaner you could still see where the sticker was at
in certain cases if the glass got wet. I don't recall seeing the
"ghost" image of a sticker because of the way the light hit it, as is
the OP's case, but rubbing alcohol always took care of the problem.
Thank all of you for your replies. It seems there are several good
solutions for this problem. There were even s few others that really
wouldn't have made much difference :-)
On Tue, 14 Oct 2008 19:41:03 -0500, Gordon Shumway
If no one has already suggested it... visit the home store and get a bottle
of "goo gone". It will do EXACTLY what you are asking and will not hurt
virtually any material. I've used it to remove stickers on just about
anything except natural silk.
Good luck - Bob
I've read every response, and they are all wrong.
The place where the sticker was is the cleanest part of the glass once
removed. You need to vigorously clean the entire piece of glass in
order to not see where the sticker was.
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