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Removing air bag visor stickers?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by catskillbill, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Thor

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    I got mine installed again. I ended up using a stiff bristled brush to work in the adhesive remover. It was pretty fuzzy, so I got out my electric razor and cleaned it up. It is still a little fuzzy, but only a critical eye would catch it now.
     
  2. Okkine

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    I don't think there are laws requiring you to keep them there, they just have to be there before the truck leaves the manufacturer. They sure do everything they can to prevent you from removing them though :mad:
     
  3. linamustang

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    Thanks all. I had tried taking mine off from a black cloth one by just pulling off. After reading all these.. I took a wet white face cloth that was damp. Laid it over a hot iron and held it over the sticker. Peeled right off - not all in one piece - so repeated the steps till all was off.
    The bit of residue that was left I used the same cloth added goo-off to it and rubbed and applied the hot iron covered with the cloth.
    Yes, it was hot.. but worked well.
    I then went back and fixed the first attempt on the other visor.
    Will say my car is only 6 months old - so previous advise to make sure sticker is wet before peeling is probably good.
    good luck!
     
  4. KPT

    KPT sees what you did there.

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    I did the same thing. I found the sticker extremely distracting when I had the visor down to block the sun.
     
  5. SeattleCoug

    SeattleCoug Washington State University

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    I know I'm new but I'm going to resurrect this thread from the dead since I found it helpful (or not helpful) after doing a google search on this topic the other day...

    I took my head liner out so I decided since I already had the sun blockers off I would try to get those (in this case) nasty (in all cases) annoying air bag warning stickers off. After doing a google search and search on this forum I found this thread but it all had negative feedback (basically people saying don't do it) well I had a side already up with adhesive there, so I cut the edge of the label off with a razor and tried taking off the adhesive....

    It worked good on my drivers side (tried it on that first) and even better on the passenger side! I used goof off and that worked LIKE A CHARM. I was a little sketched out at first but after seeing how well it worked on .5" square inch part of the sticky under label adhesive I wanted to get rid of it all!!


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    This is the start of the passenger side (much less adhesive than the drivers side)

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    Peeling (worked better if you pulled faster rather than slowly peel - don't know why, it just did)

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    Fully peeled off

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    Final product

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    Bad picture but it looks brandy new

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    Used the Goof Off for the adhesive and the carpet cleaner to get some of the dirt out (1999 truck) and make the label patch color difference less noticeable.
     
  6. blunt

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    That looks excellent. I am going to bite the bullet and try this. It looks so much better sticker-free.
     
  7. jpmorrisvb

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    I got a can of gray primer at The Home Depot ... took off the visors ... taped off the areas ... hit it with a few coats of paint ... from where I sit I don't even notice ... and neither has anyone else.
     
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