The stickers found on our products provide a wealth of information. Most are tucked away under seat pans or steps, and indicate the model number, pack date, weight capacities, warranty information, warnings and more.
There may also be a sticker or two that is meant to be removed. These are common in retail stores, and include a scannable bar code, along with information useful in helping a consumer make a purchasing decision.
Some stickers peel off in one go while others are irritatingly steadfast. There are several factors that can affect a sticker's adhesivity, including surface texture and material, the temperatures the label is exposed to, the length of time the sticker has been in contact with the surface, and the strength of the adhesive.
Removal of retail stickers can be a tedious process, which may wear at your patience and fingernails. Below are some tips for removing nonpermanent stickers.
- Use a blow dryer and apply heat for 30 seconds. This will soften the adhesive and make sticker removal much more effective.
- Rubbing alcohol can also be a useful tool. If your item has a decorative finish, test an inconspicuous area prior to use. Use sparingly and wipe dry to remove any remaining residue.
Never scrub or scour with anything abrasive, as this may cause damage to some surfaces.