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Removing Old Contact Paper from Windows

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Contact paper left for a long time on windows can be difficult to remove, as age and the sun can affect the adhesive. This is a guide about removing old contact paper from windows.
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February 10, 2018

We moved into an apt that has old sticky contact paper on all the windows on the front porch. I have tried several things to get it off and nothing has worked. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've already smashed one window trying to scrape it off.

Plz help!

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February 11, 20180 found this helpful
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Try using a blow dryer to soften the glue so you can razor it off.

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February 12, 20180 found this helpful
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You could try wetting it with a spray bottle filled with diluted ammonia or straight white vinegar. Let it sit a bit to loosen the glue and then use a razor blade to scrape it off. This works well for a variety of stickers and sticker glue residue. Finish cleaning with rubbing alcohol to remove any remaining bits of glue.

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January 14, 2009

How do I remove contact paper from windows that have has been on over 5 years?

Catina from Heidelberg, MS

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January 14, 20090 found this helpful
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I removed contact paper on shelves with a hair dryer. I held the corner and turned the dryer on low and worked it off a bit at a time.

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Then I cleaned the residue with Goo Gone. Took awhile but got the job done.

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