DIY Window Replacement
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DIY Window Replacement

It's not as hard as you might think it is to replace a window. Usually, I prefer to have an experienced glass company take care of it when I need a window replaced, but sometimes, they can't get to me as fast as I'd like, or I can't afford a new window right away. I keep a few inexpensive panes of glass and some supplies in my garage so that I can temporarily replace a window until I can get the glass company to my house to install a better one. This is definitely something that anyone could learn to do, so I decided to start a blog about it to try to teach others how to replace windows. Whether you're temporarily replacing a window or you want to do a permanent job, you can learn the basics here in this blog.

DIY Window Replacement

Remove A Bumper Sticker From Your Rear Windshield Quickly And Easily

Audrey Owens

Many people look for ways to express their views on the world without having to directly say anything to anyone. Bumper stickers have quickly become an easy way to get your point across to everyone who sees your car. One issues that arises with the bumper stickers is that many people choose to stick them on their rear windshield rather than on the bumper because they think it will be easier to remove. If you want to sell your car in the near future and have many bumper stickers that you have stuck to the rear windshield, use the following guide to learn how to remove them without causing damage to the glass.

Prepare Your Tools

You will need to work quickly in order to remove the sticker with ease. If you gather all of your supplies ahead of time, you will be able to maneuver from one step to the next seamlessly so that the glue does not have time to adhere to the glass again before you are able to remove it. Gather a pot of boiling water, a clean rag, a bowl filled with white vinegar, and an old credit card.

Heat the Glue Under the Sticker

The first thing you will need to do is to heat the glue that is holding the sticker to the glass. To heat the glue, slowly pour the pot of hot water directly onto the sticker. You want to be sure that all of the sticker is covered in the water so that it can become hot. Allow the sticker to sit for a minute or two to ensure that the glue has time to melt.

Break the Bond

The glue will be very sticky and gooey. Even when you heat the glue, the sticker will not simply pull away from the glass. You need to break the bond between the glue and the glass by dipping the clean rag in the bowl of vinegar. Dab the entire sticker with the vinegar.

Push the Sticker Loose

Use the edge of the credit card to carefully push between the sticker and the glass. Be sure that you take your time because you do not want to leave any of the sticker behind because it will be difficult to remove once the glue hardens again. If you notice that it is still not coming off as easily as you would like, you can dab vinegar on the stubborn areas again.

Once the bumper sticker is removed, clean your windows the way you normally would. You should no longer be able to tell that there was even a bumper sticker on the glass. Contact an auto glass repair tech, like Allstate Glass, for further help.