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Removing Old Contact Paper from Windows?

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.

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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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September 14, 20220 found this helpful

I tired steam it was working great until it cracked the window

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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.

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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 28, 20220 found this helpful

Can you mix vinegar and alcohol to get old contact paper off window

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February 13, 20180 found this helpful

I had the same issue at my last place and I did what Judy recommended with the heat and razor, then cleaned the rest off with cleaning solution and windex.

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February 13, 20181 found this helpful

The best way to do this is with a hair dryer. Heat up the paper and start to remove it little by little. Now use a can of coke and a sponge to clean off the rest of the sticky residue left behind.

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Coke works great with a sponge to clean up after the sticky contact paper.

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