I was trying to remove a lot of 8 inch vinyl letters from a very large pane of glass…my first experience with that. It was a nightmare and I will charge a rediculous rate for that from now on. Like $5 a letter. Unless there is an easier way I don’t know a out. I started by just trying to scrape them…didn’t work. Then I sprayed goo gone on them and then tried to scrape…didnt work that great. Luckily it was at a body shop so I read that I should use a heat gun and scraper and they had a heat gun on hand. That worked but not great, I was afraid to hold the heat gun on the letters too long because I didn’t want to Crack the glass. I don’t actually know if that would happen but that was not the pane of glass to test it on.
Anyways after I got the main vinyl lettering off the window it left a crap ton of sticky residue on the window. So I sprayed all of that down with goo gone and spread it everywhere and then scraped it until it looked like it was all off. Then I went to wet the window and squeegee it for the final clean but the water just cascaded off of the oily residue left by the goo gone. I tried to remove it but I couldn’t cut the greasiness. Any suggestions? I’m going back in the morning.
I usually just us goof off for glue removal , I just use a separate bucket of water with soap and a separate applicator to remove it . Don’t use the same water to clean more windows , you’ll leave this white haze on all the windows
Vinyl shouldn’t be that hard to remove. But I did have one job where they had a strip of it and it had been on there for 20 years. It was one of my first jobs and took me about an hour to do one window with a razor. I went out and got a heat gun and just pulled them off in strips. The glue is easy to pick off with a razor.
Just add extra dawn in your solution to get rid of goo gone.