I can't remove my Forester's window stickers !

Discussion in 'Subaru Forester' started by chester@ix.netcom.com, Nov 6, 2003.

  1. Guest

    This may sound like a very stupid question but how
    can I remove the two small stickers on my Forester's
    left rear window ?

    These are the stickers which tell you about the car's
    emission level as compared with an average new vehicle
    and the ability of the bumpers to withstand low-speed
    collisions.

    I've tried using my finger nails, a razor blade and
    paint thinner but have only managed to removed just
    a little bit of the edges so far. I didn't wnat to
    push too hard with the razor blade because I didn't
    want to scratch the glass window.

    I've thought about using a heat gun but don't know if
    this can damage the glass or other parts nearby.

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
     
    , Nov 6, 2003
    #1
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  2. Go harder with the razor blade.... or get the dealer to take them off at
    the first service... I've NEVER had a car shipped with these stickers...

    <> wrote in message
    news:46qqb.35$...
    >
    > This may sound like a very stupid question but how
    > can I remove the two small stickers on my Forester's
    > left rear window ?
    >
    > These are the stickers which tell you about the car's
    > emission level as compared with an average new vehicle
    > and the ability of the bumpers to withstand low-speed
    > collisions.
    >
    > I've tried using my finger nails, a razor blade and
    > paint thinner but have only managed to removed just
    > a little bit of the edges so far. I didn't wnat to
    > push too hard with the razor blade because I didn't
    > want to scratch the glass window.
    >
    > I've thought about using a heat gun but don't know if
    > this can damage the glass or other parts nearby.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
    >
     
    Andrew Morris, Nov 6, 2003
    #2
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  3. Alan Guest

    The dealer is supposed to remove them.


    <> wrote in message
    news:46qqb.35$...
    >
    > This may sound like a very stupid question but how
    > can I remove the two small stickers on my Forester's
    > left rear window ?
    >
    > These are the stickers which tell you about the car's
    > emission level as compared with an average new vehicle
    > and the ability of the bumpers to withstand low-speed
    > collisions.
    >
    > I've tried using my finger nails, a razor blade and
    > paint thinner but have only managed to removed just
    > a little bit of the edges so far. I didn't wnat to
    > push too hard with the razor blade because I didn't
    > want to scratch the glass window.
    >
    > I've thought about using a heat gun but don't know if
    > this can damage the glass or other parts nearby.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
    >
     
    Alan, Nov 6, 2003
    #3
  4. Mike B. Guest

    Be careful, the sides are tined? Usually it is inside the glass tinted, not
    add on.



    In article <bodklp$1cctgm$-berlin.de>,
    says...
    >
    >The dealer is supposed to remove them.
    >
    >
    ><> wrote in message
    >news:46qqb.35$...
    >>
    >> This may sound like a very stupid question but how
    >> can I remove the two small stickers on my Forester's
    >> left rear window ?
    >>
    >> These are the stickers which tell you about the car's
    >> emission level as compared with an average new vehicle
    >> and the ability of the bumpers to withstand low-speed
    >> collisions.
    >>
    >> I've tried using my finger nails, a razor blade and
    >> paint thinner but have only managed to removed just
    >> a little bit of the edges so far. I didn't wnat to
    >> push too hard with the razor blade because I didn't
    >> want to scratch the glass window.
    >>
    >> I've thought about using a heat gun but don't know if
    >> this can damage the glass or other parts nearby.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Mike B., Nov 6, 2003
    #4
  5. H. Whelply Guest

    I have them on my new Forester, also. I think it says on one or both that
    they're to be removed only by the owner.

    "Alan" <> wrote in message
    news:bodklp$1cctgm$-berlin.de...
    > The dealer is supposed to remove them.
    >
    >
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:46qqb.35$...
    > >
    > > This may sound like a very stupid question but how
    > > can I remove the two small stickers on my Forester's
    > > left rear window ?
    > >
    > > These are the stickers which tell you about the car's
    > > emission level as compared with an average new vehicle
    > > and the ability of the bumpers to withstand low-speed
    > > collisions.
    > >
    > > I've tried using my finger nails, a razor blade and
    > > paint thinner but have only managed to removed just
    > > a little bit of the edges so far. I didn't wnat to
    > > push too hard with the razor blade because I didn't
    > > want to scratch the glass window.
    > >
    > > I've thought about using a heat gun but don't know if
    > > this can damage the glass or other parts nearby.
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
    > >

    >
    >
     
    H. Whelply, Nov 6, 2003
    #5
  6. Rub eucalyptus oil on them - works every time.

    <> wrote in message
    news:46qqb.35$...
    >
    > This may sound like a very stupid question but how
    > can I remove the two small stickers on my Forester's
    > left rear window ?
    >
    > These are the stickers which tell you about the car's
    > emission level as compared with an average new vehicle
    > and the ability of the bumpers to withstand low-speed
    > collisions.
    >
    > I've tried using my finger nails, a razor blade and
    > paint thinner but have only managed to removed just
    > a little bit of the edges so far. I didn't wnat to
    > push too hard with the razor blade because I didn't
    > want to scratch the glass window.
    >
    > I've thought about using a heat gun but don't know if
    > this can damage the glass or other parts nearby.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
    >
     
    Shane Brittle, Nov 7, 2003
    #6
  7. Bart Guest

    Even regular vegetable oil might helpl...I have used vegetable oil to help
    get labels off of jars, so it might work on your window sticker as well..

    "Shane Brittle" <> wrote in message
    news:3faaf547$0$1754$...
    > Rub eucalyptus oil on them - works every time.
    >
    > <> wrote in message
    > news:46qqb.35$...
    > >
    > > This may sound like a very stupid question but how
    > > can I remove the two small stickers on my Forester's
    > > left rear window ?
    > >
    > > These are the stickers which tell you about the car's
    > > emission level as compared with an average new vehicle
    > > and the ability of the bumpers to withstand low-speed
    > > collisions.
    > >
    > > I've tried using my finger nails, a razor blade and
    > > paint thinner but have only managed to removed just
    > > a little bit of the edges so far. I didn't wnat to
    > > push too hard with the razor blade because I didn't
    > > want to scratch the glass window.
    > >
    > > I've thought about using a heat gun but don't know if
    > > this can damage the glass or other parts nearby.
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
    > >

    >
    >
     
    Bart, Nov 7, 2003
    #7
  8. Tony Hwang Guest

    Hi,
    Tried finger nail polisher remover(Acetone)?
    It should work.
    Tony

    Bart wrote:

    > Even regular vegetable oil might helpl...I have used vegetable oil to help
    > get labels off of jars, so it might work on your window sticker as well..
    >
    > "Shane Brittle" <> wrote in message
    > news:3faaf547$0$1754$...
    >
    >>Rub eucalyptus oil on them - works every time.
    >>
    >><> wrote in message
    >>news:46qqb.35$...
    >>
    >>>This may sound like a very stupid question but how
    >>>can I remove the two small stickers on my Forester's
    >>>left rear window ?
    >>>
    >>>These are the stickers which tell you about the car's
    >>>emission level as compared with an average new vehicle
    >>>and the ability of the bumpers to withstand low-speed
    >>>collisions.
    >>>
    >>>I've tried using my finger nails, a razor blade and
    >>>paint thinner but have only managed to removed just
    >>>a little bit of the edges so far. I didn't wnat to
    >>>push too hard with the razor blade because I didn't
    >>>want to scratch the glass window.
    >>>
    >>>I've thought about using a heat gun but don't know if
    >>>this can damage the glass or other parts nearby.
    >>>
    >>>Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
    >>>

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Tony Hwang, Nov 7, 2003
    #8
  9. null Guest

    I use a hair dryer and a razor blade on window stickers. For stickers on
    the vehicles paint a hair dryer
    and a fingernail work fine. You may want to pick up a razor blade scraper
    holder. This will give you
    more leaverage and won't turn you fingertips white.

    On Fri, 07 Nov 2003 03:21:37 GMT, Bart <> wrote:

    > Even regular vegetable oil might helpl...I have used vegetable oil to
    > help
    > get labels off of jars, so it might work on your window sticker as well..
    >
    > "Shane Brittle" <> wrote in message
    > news:3faaf547$0$1754$...
    >> Rub eucalyptus oil on them - works every time.
    >>
    >> <> wrote in message
    >> news:46qqb.35$...
    >> >
    >> > This may sound like a very stupid question but how
    >> > can I remove the two small stickers on my Forester's
    >> > left rear window ?
    >> >
    >> > These are the stickers which tell you about the car's
    >> > emission level as compared with an average new vehicle
    >> > and the ability of the bumpers to withstand low-speed
    >> > collisions.
    >> >
    >> > I've tried using my finger nails, a razor blade and
    >> > paint thinner but have only managed to removed just
    >> > a little bit of the edges so far. I didn't wnat to
    >> > push too hard with the razor blade because I didn't
    >> > want to scratch the glass window.
    >> >
    >> > I've thought about using a heat gun but don't know if
    >> > this can damage the glass or other parts nearby.
    >> >
    >> > Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
    >> >

    >>
    >>

    >
    >
     
    null, Nov 7, 2003
    #9
  10. Nutrition Guest

    Warm them with a hair dryer, same as getting the stickers off a new
    motorcycle

    <> wrote in message
    news:46qqb.35$...
    >
    > This may sound like a very stupid question but how
    > can I remove the two small stickers on my Forester's
    > left rear window ?
    >
    > These are the stickers which tell you about the car's
    > emission level as compared with an average new vehicle
    > and the ability of the bumpers to withstand low-speed
    > collisions.
    >
    > I've tried using my finger nails, a razor blade and
    > paint thinner but have only managed to removed just
    > a little bit of the edges so far. I didn't wnat to
    > push too hard with the razor blade because I didn't
    > want to scratch the glass window.
    >
    > I've thought about using a heat gun but don't know if
    > this can damage the glass or other parts nearby.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
    >
     
    Nutrition, Nov 7, 2003
    #10
  11. TransFixed Guest

    Bart wrote:
    > Even regular vegetable oil might helpl...I have used vegetable oil to help
    > get labels off of jars, so it might work on your window sticker as well..
    >


    I second that, vegetable oil works wonders on all kind of labels.
    Especially if you have the kind that comes in a spray can (not kidding).

    - D.
     
    TransFixed, Nov 10, 2003
    #11
  12. ed Guest

    Warm it with a hair drier, not heat gun (too hot), but warm up the whole
    glass first, then concentrate on the stickers.
    Ed B.

    <> wrote in message
    news:46qqb.35$...
    >
    > This may sound like a very stupid question but how
    > can I remove the two small stickers on my Forester's
    > left rear window ?
    >
    > These are the stickers which tell you about the car's
    > emission level as compared with an average new vehicle
    > and the ability of the bumpers to withstand low-speed
    > collisions.
    >
    > I've tried using my finger nails, a razor blade and
    > paint thinner but have only managed to removed just
    > a little bit of the edges so far. I didn't wnat to
    > push too hard with the razor blade because I didn't
    > want to scratch the glass window.
    >
    > I've thought about using a heat gun but don't know if
    > this can damage the glass or other parts nearby.
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
    >
     
    ed, Nov 13, 2003
    #12
  13. Guest

    Thanks again for all the suggestions.

    I just had a chance to remove them last night
    and it took me over an hour using a combination
    of heat (hair dryer), thinner and a razor blade.

    It was the razor blade that did most of the work.
     
    , Nov 23, 2003
    #13
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