Removing stickers from your guitar or bass is a simple enough task once you have the right tools! I tried rubbing alcohol, finger nail polish, water, and picking at the sticker but after no luck and searching around the internet I found Goof Off. Goof off is a sticker removal liquid. I’m sure any of their competitors work just as well, but for now I’ll vouch for them.
- Goof Off or other sticker removing product such as Goo Gone
- An old broken guitar pick
- Damp paper towels or micro fiber cloth and guitar polish
- Some gloves, I didn’t wear any, but I really should have…
- Also maybe some eye protection, you never wanna Goof Off in your eye!
- Put on your gloves and eye wear. Gotta protect yo neck!
- Test the Goof Off on your guitar finish to make sure it doesn’t harm it. Proceed if you’re happy with the results.
- Pour a small amount of Goof Off onto the sticker and around it.
- Scrape at the sticker with the pick, attempting to remove it in as big of chunks as possible.
- Apply more Goof Off as needed until the sticker is completely removed.
- Remove any additional residue with more Goof Off.
- Wipe the area clean with a damp towel.
Removal was as simple as applying Goof Off to the sticker and scraping at it with the guitar pick and wiping off the residue with damp paper towels. I will note that by time I was finished getting the sticker off, the Goof Off dissolved a portion of my old pick. My pick and guitar are both black so I’m not sure if this could discolor your guitar paint. Make sure to test.
*No offense to The Living End. I’m sure they were a great band…I wish they had better stickers. 😂