How to Remove Stuck Car Magnets


How to Remove Stuck Car Magnets Las Vegas

Believe it or not, as professional car detailers we run into a lot of situations where car owners have permanently stuck magnets on their car. Many people think that this isn’t an issue we can fix, and other people think that it’s not worth asking about. This is an incorrect misconception, because there is no project that is too big or too small for us.

We want to make it well known that if you have a stuck car magnet, we will be more than happy to help you get it off. Whether you have just one small magnet that is stuck on, or dozens of them, we will be able to get the removal job done professionally, reliably, and in a timely manner.

Sometimes these pesky magnets can become so bonded to your vehicles surface, due to heat and other factors, that seemingly nothing will take them off. But we’ve found with experience and the right tools that taking them off is quite straightforward. Most of the techniques we use can be replicated at home if you feel comfortable removing magnets by yourself for the first time.

If you would rather get a free quote for us to do it, just give us a call at 702-494-8097 and we will be ready to set up a convenient appointment that works around your schedule. Also, we can often give a quote over the phone for stuck magnets.

Making Use of Adhesive Remover Solutions

One of the best ways to remove stuck magnets, especially those that have become very dry due to heat, is by using an adhesive remover solution on them. We recommend leaving your car and the magnet out in a hot temperature, or heating up the magnet up first, to make it less dry and more malleable.

Then it’s time to apply your adhesive remover solution to help break down any sticky compounds or debris that has accumulated over the years. If you get the solution on the edges of the magnet, and anywhere else you can reach, it will be enough for it to do its job of breaking down the magnet. If you still can’t pry off the magnet by using your finger nail, you can rub down the edges and eventually it will start to come apart just like a rubber band or eraser would.

Using a Steam Cleaner

An effective way to remove stuck magnets is by applying steam to them. Steam cleaners with an extension cord can get a stuck magnet off in a matter of minutes. The first step is disconnecting the magnet slightly from the edge it is stuck on, and then directing all the steam between the paint and the magnet.

If the magnet material begins to bubble up, it will start to come off very easily. Just be extra sure to not direct the steam onto your paint. That could cause permanent damage to your paint, which is why it would be much more recommended to hire a professional that can guarantee a reliable car magnet removal service. If you opt to use a steam cleaner regardless, make sure that the temperature is not set higher than 320 degrees.

The Plastic Razor Blade Method

If none of the techniques above work, you can always attempt to remove the magnet using a plastic razor blade or similar tool that can pry it apart. However, this has the most potential for damage and should be highly avoided. If it gets to the point where the previous techniques did not work, it might be time to give us a call! Even if you’re not in dire need of having your magnets removed, we can at least point you in the right direction and provide professional advice. 

The Best Detail in Las Vegas, NV

We provide the best auto detailing service in Las Vegas, NV. Our technicians are highly skilled in offering you the best service possible. Call us today at (702) 494-8097 to set up an appointment. You can also find our location information here. We look forward to meeting you.