Do you want to remove car sealant? That's a common question among car owners. And if your answer to this is yes, then you're at the right place. Here you'll find out how to remove car sealant quickly and safely without damaging any surface of your vehicle (dashboard, paint, etc.).
A complete step-by-step guide on how to safely remove old car sealant from your vehicle's surfaces
Step 1: Pour some hot water into a bucket then add 3 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid. Mix them well. You want enough soap to create bubbles but not too much that you'll end up with suds dripping down the sides of your car which will take more time to dry off.
Step 2: With a sponge or soft cloth, wet the entire surface where you intend to remove car sealant (i.e. dashboard, door trim). Do not use a rough cloth or sponge because this will create micro-scratches that can be difficult to remove later on.
Step 3: Add some baking soda into the bucket then pour some amount of water until it forms a thick paste. You just need enough so you can spread it over your work area but not too much that it'll become runny and drippy while you're spreading it around with your hand. If you think the paste is getting too runny, add more baking soda to thicken up its consistency before spreading it on your work area.
Step 4: Spread the paste on your car's surfaces using an old toothbrush, scrubbing in a circular motion all over the affected area. You can also use a cloth for this if you don't have an old toothbrush.
Step 5: Leave it on for about 15 minutes so the baking soda can break down the adhesive of the car sealant already on your vehicle's surfaces. This will be easier to remove easily using just water or buffer once you see how it starts to fall off on its own. If your car sealant is thick and only softened at some point, then let it stay longer before removing it completely.
Step 6: While waiting for step #5, wipe down the entire car surface with another wet cloth that has been dipped in hot water then wring out any excess water from it before wiping clean again. Repeat this process until the entire car surface is clean.
Step 7: With the remaining paste (from step 4) on your cloth, wipe down the entire car surface again to remove any residue of old dried-up car sealant. This will make it easier for you to keep checking if there are still areas that need more scrubbing or not. You might find some dried-up bits and pieces during this process but don't worry because they'll come off easily later on with just water or buffer solution once you're done removing them completely.
Step 8: After about 15 minutes, most if not all of the old dried-up car sealant should be either softened enough or already fallen away by itself so it's time to remove everything using a clean wet sponge dipped in hot water. Repeat the same process on all areas where you've used paste earlier.
Step 9: Remove any remaining dried-up bits and pieces or stain marks with an old toothbrush or scrubbing pad then wipe down the entire car surface once again with a clean dry cloth before checking if there are still some stains left on it. If so, just repeat step 8 again until complete removal is achieved.
Step 10: After removing old dried-up stains from your car's surfaces completely, it's time to reattach everything back where they belong so you can check how smooth the new finish looks compared to its original state of being shiny and smooth.