How to Remove a Car Wrap

You can remove a car wrap yourself with the right tools and a little bit of patience

Car Wrap Removal

How Do I Remove a Wrap from My Car?

If you’re wondering how to remove a vinyl wrap from your car or other vehicle, there are a few tools you’ll need to get started. You can usually find these supplies at your local hardware store or you can order them online. Here’s what you’re going to need:

Blowtorch or Heat Gun

Heat is required to remove adhesive material from your vehicle

Plastic Razor

Plastic razors make pulling up edges of the wrap easier without scratching your paint

Adhesive Residue Remover

Your wrap will leave behind glue and sticky residue that you'll want to remove as well


Removing a vehicle wrap is a long process that can be difficult for beginners

Once you have all your necessary supplies, you can begin the car wrap removal process. Removing a vinyl car wrap is simple, but if you encounter any issues, be sure to contact us with any questions or to set up a car wrap removal appointment.

How to Remove a Car Wrap

Steps to Removing a Vehicle Wrap

1. Heat Up the Vinyl

Gently heat up the vinyl, being sure to keep the blowtorch or heat gun moving in a back and forth or circular motion. You only need to heat a small section. If you try to do a whole door, it will quickly cool off and you’ll have to heat the vinyl up again.

2. Pull Up a Corner and Begin Lifting

Use your plastic razor to pull up an edge and begin pulling back the vinyl. Don’t worry if it doesn’t come off in one piece. Just keep pulling back the vinyl until you need to heat it up again. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the vehicle wrap removal is complete. After this, you can move on to applying the residue removing chemicals.

3. Apply Adhesive Residue Remover

After the wrap has been pulled off some residue may be left behind. Though heating up the vinyl will get rid of most of the glue and sticky residue, a sizeable portion of it will remain, Don’t worry – this is why we use adhesive removers like Goo Gone. Whichever product you use, you can spray it directly onto the surface with remaining residue, wait about a minute, and begin scraping with a plastic razor. After this, you can finish it up and polish it off with either a paper towel or a microfiber rag.

Not Sure About Removing a Car Wrap Yourself?

Have an Old Vinyl Wrap that Needs to Be Removed?

Depending on the quality of the wrap, it may be difficult for someone with little experience to handle a vehicle wrap removal. If you’re having trouble with how to remove a car wrap, be sure to contact us for help. If you need assistance, contact us today to set up an appointment for a car wrap removal.

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