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Old 10-14-2009, 05:25 PM   #1
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Ghost Image of Window Sticker

I can see a ghost image of my window sticker in certain weather conditions. I have cleaned the windshield multiple times and it's still there. Anyone else have this issue and know how to correct it?
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:46 PM   #2
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We have the same problem and have cleaned it numerous times and can't get it off.
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Old 10-14-2009, 06:12 PM   #3
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Same problem here :(
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:57 PM   #4
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you are going to think I'm crazy- but my dad has always used coke. If you put coca cola on a paper towel and go over it and wash after wards with soap and water- it works- you may have to repeat the process 2-3 times if it is bad. hope it fixes your problem!
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:18 PM   #5
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Maybe try cleaning with vinegar.

If that doesn't work, I'd resort to a polish.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:29 PM   #6
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if your not sure about using coke or vinegar,
maybe try Goo Gone?
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:35 PM   #7
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I've got the same issue/feature with my windshield - the perma-sticker. I can't see it unless the window fogs up inside or I spray Invisible Glass on it when I'm cleaning. I think it's kind of cool so I'm not trying to hard to make it disappear, yet.
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:50 PM   #8
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there was another thread on that Here there might be an answer in that one
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Old 10-15-2009, 08:39 AM   #9
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ghost's?? watch paranormal activity and get the hell away from your car lol
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Old 10-15-2009, 09:59 AM   #10
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We get that on the upper right windshield. Only when it fogs up.
I think it's kinda cool!
We are leaving the option open to call TAPS if we feel the need.
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:00 AM   #11
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Don't get coke on the finish!! Geez, that would eat right through the clearcoat, then the paint! :(
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Goo Gone works
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:54 PM   #13
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Just an update: Coke and vinegar didn't work. Will get some goo gone and try it. Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old 10-16-2009, 03:56 PM   #14
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Just an update: Coke and vinegar didn't work. Will get some goo gone and try it. Thanks for the suggestions.
Thanks for the update.

It sounds like there might be a "film" of some type? How's about a polish?
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:05 PM   #15
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Many old car collectors wish we could see the "ghost" of the original window sticker on our cars. Would be priceless and cut down on debauchery and fakes.........LOL
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:19 PM   #16
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Goo Gone works
like i said. try Goo Gone!!! lol
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Old 10-16-2009, 04:19 PM   #17
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Try this;

Autoglym Car Glass Polish

"Autoglym Car Glass Polish contains special cleaning and polishing agents which quickly and easily remove stubborn automotive films.

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Old 10-18-2009, 09:50 AM   #18
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Rubbing Alcohol and Water...

I had the same problem and when I got my windows tinted I asked the guy about it.. he grabbed a spray bottle he had and it was gone. When I asked what it was he said Alcohol and Water 50/50 mix....

Give it a try
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:30 PM   #19
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I'm willing to bet its from the sun.

My dad bought a corvette from the show room floor and his ghost image went away in a few months because his car spent very little time outside before he bought it.

My girlfriend inherited a car from her uncle that had some sticker on the back window. That car was never garaged but was kept clean and the sticker was on the back window for about 1 year. I removed it with a razor and took off the excess adhesive with WD40 then cleaned the window with some diluted dawn then windex. That ghost image of the sticker was on her car for about 1 year until it went away.

Its not from adhesive residue because if you get dust/powder on the spot it wont stick and you can only see it when light passes through at an angle. Its the same thing as having an old school bra on the front of your car for years then taking it off to suddenly see your paint has 2 tones.

The UV light from the sun bleaches/fades just about anything it touches, even glass. It will only go away with time spent in the sun.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:14 PM   #20
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OK, fixed the problem. I used BG products window cleaner.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:10 PM   #21
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yeah window tinters would be able to clean it right off. They use their sprayer and I guess it is the alcohol and water mix along with a razor blaze and voila clean ass window to tint on.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:53 PM   #22
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I saw my ghost decal today. Going to keep it- for now.
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:19 AM   #23
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that is kinda crazy never had this problem because they never put a window sticker on mine i don't think
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