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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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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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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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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.

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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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