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#1 OFFLINE   BCPD199

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 04:22 PM

Does anybody know how to remove (without damaging it) a New Jersey inspection sticker? I brought my Shelby to DMV to get an inspection sticker. While another employee was talking to me about the car, the inspector slaps the sticker on the windshield. The only way the sticker could of been put on more crooked is if he put it on upside down. :banghead: How can I remove the sticker to straighten it? There is definitely a way to do it. I had the windshield in my Marauder replaced and they swapped over the sticker. It looks perfect. Of course the glass company won't tell me how they do it. Anybody know? This crooked sticker is driving me NUTS! and it's probaly costing me 2-3 horsepower too! :hysterical:

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 05:46 AM

Does anybody know how to remove (without damaging it) a New Jersey inspection sticker? I brought my Shelby to DMV to get an inspection sticker. While another employee was talking to me about the car, the inspector slaps the sticker on the windshield. The only way the sticker could of been put on more crooked is if he put it on upside down. :banghead: How can I remove the sticker to straighten it? There is definitely a way to do it. I had the windshield in my Marauder replaced and they swapped over the sticker. It looks perfect. Of course the glass company won't tell me how they do it. Anybody know? This crooked sticker is driving me NUTS! and it's probaly costing me 2-3 horsepower too! :hysterical:


Never tried to remove one of them without ruining it, never cared.

Here is how I remove those FUG UGLY sticker on the visors.
Use a good blow dryer - heat up one corner only, start lifting it very slowly and carefully pulling it up a little at a time. Do not try to force it off or tug on it any thing other then gently or you may rip it and or distort it.

Since its on your windshield you can try some lighter fluid or goo remover to help soften the glue as you peel it back.
Yes, it will be hot on your fingers, I find that help to prevent me from pulling to hared and starching the visor material or in your case ripping the sticker.

(Maybe even try a combo of blow dryer, lighter fluid and a razor)

You may have a problem getting it back on after its removed, you will need to glue it back on. Cut a piece of plastic food wrap the size of the sticker, apply glue of choice on sticker place sticker on windshield, place plastic wrap on top of sticker, then use some duck tape over the sticker to hold it in place, till it dries.

This is my best guess, hope it helps.

I would first try going back to that DMV and talking to the office manager. Explain the situation and ask for a new sticker, so you can place it on the windshield correctly.

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Question:
Does anyone really know when all the madness ends? When is enough is enough?
Answer: Never!

 

Car 1: 07 Shelby GT500 SuperSnake - The result of 31 years of not owning a car and living on a Harley
Car 2: 05 F-350 6.0L Just south of 800 foot lbs of torque and 500Hp at the flywheel
Car 3: 64 Comet 5.0L HO 4 speed Automatic Disc Brakes Power steering A/C 8 inch rear-end. Ground up OEM Retro-mod Custom build for my wife
Car 4: 67 Mustang GT FastBack Bone stock with 289 4Barrel front disc brakes 9 inch rear end - Restoration/ Rebuild pending completion of the Comet
Car 5: 2010 fully loaded Mustang GT Black Edition (wives car) with GT500 suspension and custom engine dress up kit flow master mufflers
Car 6: 64 Harley Davidson  Dual-Guild - Sits on a 65 swing-arm frame kick/ electric start with aluminum inner tin outer sitting on a balance and printed engine. Belt drive dual points, four spark plugs, four coils 52 tooth transmission sprocket for unlimited top end and balanced with a Andrews 1st & 3rd power gear set, 4th is for nothing other then endless wide open throttle. Yes this bike flies. The wheels have physically lifted off the ground more then once on the freeway at speeds far north of 100mph. It was clocked running not walking away from a pace car pegging it's speedo at 140mph plus.

 

The story of what this logo represents, it's history, and why this car is.
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In 1976 my 1969 428 SCJ Mach I engine and transmission was inadvertently taken to the junk yard on the back of an Army truck and destroyed while I was away from base on assign duty. When I returned, I to the base auto-shop to complete work on my car I was informed what had happened. Since I only had two weeks left in the service, with enlistment papers in hand I went to the Captain of the base explained the situation and asked to have my engine and transmission repairs or replaced.I was told  - "Son, this is the US Military we don't have to do anything"  after a respectful exchange of words - I respectfully informed the Captain I would not be re-enlisting, removed my signature from the my re-enlistment papers and placed them on his desk.  With less then a week left and heart broken I traded the 69 Mach I body for a Harley Davidson and never looked back.

 

After roaming the east coast for over a year I finally found my way home to the west coast where I continued to live on my Harley until that day in 2007 when I stopped at a dealership and saw my current 2007 Black on  Black Strip Delete Convertible Shelby GT500. It did not take long for that car to get under my skin and after fighting the urge as long as I could I finally gave in and brought my wife to see this car. She immediately realize that owning this car was inevitable; and started negotiated with the dealership before walking away because they would not reduce the price to what was reasonable. 

 

A few weeks later they called her and quoted her a reduced price, again she refused. A week after that they called back and agreed on a reasonable price if we would agree to buy the car right then and there over the phone, we agreed.  After a month of negotiations the dealership trailer-ed the car some 120 plus miles to our door step, papers were signed and payment was rendered, thus the beginning of what was to re-fuel a long lost passion with cars that started in 1964 with a brand new 1964 Mustang V6 manual shift.  Then grew years later to embrace the 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake; after I was my first one in 1975 while in the Military. 
 
So if you ever see this car in person and wonder why anyone would go to the effort and expense of modifying a car to the extent this car is modified; the answer is simple. 
After thirty-one years of living on my Harley, Mr. Carroll Shelby was back in the game and designed a car that sparked a long dead and buried passion that had been festering for thirty-one long years, where by I had Zero interest in cars and no desire to even own one. Since I had  a whole lot of catching up to do, and I wasn't a spring chicken anymore; I went at it with the full unbridled busting loose passion and desire that can only come from being bottled up for thirty-one years. 
 
In 2008 I meant Mr. Shelby in person for the first time in Terlingua Texas. I told him my story, shook his hand, thanked him for getting back into the game and designing the Shelby GT500 that rekindled my passion for cars. 
God bless Mr. Carroll Shelby - January 11, 1923 - May 10, 2012 He may be gone, but not forgotten. 
 
And - Now - You know the story behind the car titled SnakeBite.tn_gallery_10336_1488_11128.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_973517.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_22118.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_45078.jpeg

 


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Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:59 AM

Hair dryer or heat gun with a plastic cooking spatula will do the trick.

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#4 OFFLINE   BCPD199

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 08:53 AM

This is my best guess, hope it helps.


The problem is I can't guess. If you do it wrong, it says void on it. I was hoping somebody here would have an in with a windshield repair place. When they did my Marauder, they swapped over the inspection sticker and it looks like it's been there since new. Problem is, the glass place won't divulge their secret.

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 09:37 AM

The problem is I can't guess. If you do it wrong, it says void on it. I was hoping somebody here would have an in with a windshield repair place. When they did my Marauder, they swapped over the inspection sticker and it looks like it's been there since new. Problem is, the glass place won't divulge their secret.


Got to be a liquid they use to cut the stickum glue loose so it does not split the sticker and cause the void to show up. Or you can partially pull it off then go to the DMV and request a new sticker because somone may have trid to remove the sticker on your car.

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Build completed on 02/16/07 at Auto Alliance International - Convertible - RagTop - Hardtop
07/20/08 Shelby Automotive Super Snake Conversion: CSM #07SS0085
 
With in the Fellowship of all car enthusiasts, there is a need for speed that cannot be denied, cannot be contained and will never be satisfied. We will continue to improve and refine, pushing forward in relentless effort to redefine limits beyond expectation.In the world of the true car enthusiast, There is no such belief that it can't be done, only the belief that "If you can imagine it, you can make it happen" JRC
 
Question:
Does anyone really know when all the madness ends? When is enough is enough?
Answer: Never!

 

Car 1: 07 Shelby GT500 SuperSnake - The result of 31 years of not owning a car and living on a Harley
Car 2: 05 F-350 6.0L Just south of 800 foot lbs of torque and 500Hp at the flywheel
Car 3: 64 Comet 5.0L HO 4 speed Automatic Disc Brakes Power steering A/C 8 inch rear-end. Ground up OEM Retro-mod Custom build for my wife
Car 4: 67 Mustang GT FastBack Bone stock with 289 4Barrel front disc brakes 9 inch rear end - Restoration/ Rebuild pending completion of the Comet
Car 5: 2010 fully loaded Mustang GT Black Edition (wives car) with GT500 suspension and custom engine dress up kit flow master mufflers
Car 6: 64 Harley Davidson  Dual-Guild - Sits on a 65 swing-arm frame kick/ electric start with aluminum inner tin outer sitting on a balance and printed engine. Belt drive dual points, four spark plugs, four coils 52 tooth transmission sprocket for unlimited top end and balanced with a Andrews 1st & 3rd power gear set, 4th is for nothing other then endless wide open throttle. Yes this bike flies. The wheels have physically lifted off the ground more then once on the freeway at speeds far north of 100mph. It was clocked running not walking away from a pace car pegging it's speedo at 140mph plus.

 

The story of what this logo represents, it's history, and why this car is.
tn_gallery_10336_1488_361.jpg
In 1976 my 1969 428 SCJ Mach I engine and transmission was inadvertently taken to the junk yard on the back of an Army truck and destroyed while I was away from base on assign duty. When I returned, I to the base auto-shop to complete work on my car I was informed what had happened. Since I only had two weeks left in the service, with enlistment papers in hand I went to the Captain of the base explained the situation and asked to have my engine and transmission repairs or replaced.I was told  - "Son, this is the US Military we don't have to do anything"  after a respectful exchange of words - I respectfully informed the Captain I would not be re-enlisting, removed my signature from the my re-enlistment papers and placed them on his desk.  With less then a week left and heart broken I traded the 69 Mach I body for a Harley Davidson and never looked back.

 

After roaming the east coast for over a year I finally found my way home to the west coast where I continued to live on my Harley until that day in 2007 when I stopped at a dealership and saw my current 2007 Black on  Black Strip Delete Convertible Shelby GT500. It did not take long for that car to get under my skin and after fighting the urge as long as I could I finally gave in and brought my wife to see this car. She immediately realize that owning this car was inevitable; and started negotiated with the dealership before walking away because they would not reduce the price to what was reasonable. 

 

A few weeks later they called her and quoted her a reduced price, again she refused. A week after that they called back and agreed on a reasonable price if we would agree to buy the car right then and there over the phone, we agreed.  After a month of negotiations the dealership trailer-ed the car some 120 plus miles to our door step, papers were signed and payment was rendered, thus the beginning of what was to re-fuel a long lost passion with cars that started in 1964 with a brand new 1964 Mustang V6 manual shift.  Then grew years later to embrace the 1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake; after I was my first one in 1975 while in the Military. 
 
So if you ever see this car in person and wonder why anyone would go to the effort and expense of modifying a car to the extent this car is modified; the answer is simple. 
After thirty-one years of living on my Harley, Mr. Carroll Shelby was back in the game and designed a car that sparked a long dead and buried passion that had been festering for thirty-one long years, where by I had Zero interest in cars and no desire to even own one. Since I had  a whole lot of catching up to do, and I wasn't a spring chicken anymore; I went at it with the full unbridled busting loose passion and desire that can only come from being bottled up for thirty-one years. 
 
In 2008 I meant Mr. Shelby in person for the first time in Terlingua Texas. I told him my story, shook his hand, thanked him for getting back into the game and designing the Shelby GT500 that rekindled my passion for cars. 
God bless Mr. Carroll Shelby - January 11, 1923 - May 10, 2012 He may be gone, but not forgotten. 
 
And - Now - You know the story behind the car titled SnakeBite.tn_gallery_10336_1488_11128.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_973517.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_22118.jpg    tn_gallery_10336_1488_45078.jpeg

 


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Posted 12 March 2008 - 10:28 AM

Got to be a liquid they use to cut the stickum glue loose so it does not split the sticker and cause the void to show up. Or you can partially pull it off then go to the DMV and request a new sticker because somone may have trid to remove the sticker on your car.


I think either one of your ways might be the way to go. I'll go back and speak to a supervisor. I'll explain to him that I'm nuts! And to keep my sanity, I need the sticker straightened out. It's not easy being anal retentive! Those here that are, know what I'm talking about.

Edited by BCPD199, 12 March 2008 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 12 March 2008 - 05:48 PM

I think either one of your ways might be the way to go. I'll go back and speak to a supervisor. I'll explain to him that I'm nuts! And to keep my sanity, I need the sticker straightened out. It's not easy being anal retentive! Those here that are, know what I'm talking about.

cut the glass from around the sticker and apply to new winshield..

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Posted 12 March 2008 - 07:04 PM

Why not just get back in line and tell them that it's not installed properly? Things should be aligned properly [Mr. Monk].
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 11:06 PM

Does anybody know how to remove (without damaging it) a New Jersey inspection sticker? I brought my Shelby to DMV to get an inspection sticker. While another employee was talking to me about the car, the inspector slaps the sticker on the windshield. The only way the sticker could of been put on more crooked is if he put it on upside down. :banghead: How can I remove the sticker to straighten it? There is definitely a way to do it. I had the windshield in my Marauder replaced and they swapped over the sticker. It looks perfect. Of course the glass company won't tell me how they do it. Anybody know? This crooked sticker is driving me NUTS! and it's probaly costing me 2-3 horsepower too! :hysterical:



Yes, the profressional's use is STEAM for any sticker on glass mostly used to remove window tint. With inspection sticker hot steam will peel off leaving glue on sticker so you can replace again. This is also for window tint removes tint leaving no residue. Have patience wait till you hear crackling of glue it almost falls off by itself.




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