MINI Cooper S - Sticker removal.... - Jungerns

What would you guys say is the best way to get a "sticker" off the back bumper of a Cooper S ?? I definately would call it a sticker rather than a decal. Its a rectangular union flag not that it matters as such.

Its literally only about 3 inches by 2 so not big.....I kinda thought it would come off quite easily but by first attempt at the corner it appears it may not be so simple

Obviously dont want to actually damage the bumper "paint" as such ??

Thanks

Edited by Jungerns on 16/08/2019 at 12:16

MINI Cooper S - Sticker removal.... - Andrew-T

If it's just a self-adhesive sticker like the label on a ketchup bottle, just warm it up with a hair dryer, the adhesive should soften nicely. If it doesn't, it may be better left.

MINI Cooper S - Sticker removal.... - badbusdriver

As Andrew says, heat is the key, just not too much(!). You may still be left with some sticky residue, but this should also come off with some 'sticky stuff remover', or possibly 'tar and glue remover' (which you'd get from most car parts and accessories places, such as Halfords).

You have not said how old the car is, but stickers will go hard and brittle with age.

MINI Cooper S - Sticker removal.... - Jungerns

As Andrew says, heat is the key, just not too much(!). You may still be left with some sticky residue, but this should also come off with some 'sticky stuff remover', or possibly 'tar and glue remover' (which you'd get from most car parts and accessories places, such as Halfords).

You have not said how old the car is, but stickers will go hard and brittle with age.

Been there no longer than 6 months. Ive had the car about 3 months and actually asked with no agenda when he had put them on along with 2 smaller ones (which are fine) and he said couple months ago from that

MINI Cooper S - Sticker removal.... - Andrew-T

You may still be left with some sticky residue, but this should also come off with some 'sticky stuff remover', or possibly 'tar and glue remover' (which you'd get from most car parts and accessories places, such as Halfords).

White spirit (paint thinner) should do it, or Swarfega which can be washed off afterwards. Meths, unlikely but also less likely to do anything to the bumper finish. Even WD-40 might work.

Edited by Andrew-T on 16/08/2019 at 13:11

MINI Cooper S - Sticker removal.... - Jungerns

Have had a look at couple youtube videos and from those its pretty clear hair dryer or heat gun will make it simple.

To even use that method though I need about 3 extension leads connected to each other (not a good idea) so its not practical for where we live in apartment block

Wont paint thinner actually cause damage for obvious reasons ??

MINI Cooper S - Sticker removal.... - badbusdriver

Have had a look at couple youtube videos and from those its pretty clear hair dryer or heat gun will make it simple.

To even use that method though I need about 3 extension leads connected to each other (not a good idea) so its not practical for where we live in apartment block

Couldn't you go to a relative or friend with a drive or at least parking next to the house?.

Failing that, a bucket of hot water should soften up the sticker enough to get it off.

MINI Cooper S - Sticker removal.... - Andrew-T

Won't paint thinner actually cause damage for obvious reasons ??

We're assuming the sticker has been removed before any thinner is applied - it's only to rinse off any sticky residue. As most cars use water-based paint I doubt that a quick wipe-over with white spirit will do any damage. On that basis Swarfega may be safer. You could always try some where it won't be noticeable.

If your cables won't reach, try a kettle of hot water instead, or soak a thick pad of wadding in it.

MINI Cooper S - Sticker removal.... - Jungerns

Won't paint thinner actually cause damage for obvious reasons ??

We're assuming the sticker has been removed before any thinner is applied - it's only to rinse off any sticky residue. As most cars use water-based paint I doubt that a quick wipe-over with white spirit will do any damage. On that basis Swarfega may be safer. You could always try some where it won't be noticeable.

If your cables won't reach, try a kettle of hot water instead, or soak a thick pad of wadding in it.

Yes good thinking.....will get kettle not to hot and soak a microfibre cloth through for 10 minutes first.

Thanks,,,

MINI Cooper S - Sticker removal.... - Jungerns

Update....soaked it repeatedly with hot cloth for 10 minutes and it peeled off in one go didnt even leave a residue

MINI Cooper S - Sticker removal.... - badbusdriver

Result!

 

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