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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

you will likely get a free vignette with the new car
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

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I'm taking my UK car complete with 3 month old vignette back to the UK to sell.

Anyone got any experience of surrendering their current vignette to customs on the way out and getting another one for my soon-to-be-purchased Swiss car? Or will I have to pay autoroute tax twice this year?

Not that 40CHF is going to break the bank, it's the principle, see?
No. The point is that you pay the same no matter if you are going from Germany to Italy or living on the road. That way the tourists pay relatively more.

But as you notice, the amount is so small it is not worth getting upset about. How far can you drive on French motorways for those money?

Use it as an argument when you sell your car
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Old 26.05.2008, 15:38
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Oh yes, will add it to the spec list. I have already checked and my new car does come with a lock and a helmet.

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Old 22.01.2009, 13:30
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Reminder to self:

Quote from earlier post..

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2. 2 small Heat Packs (freebies from the BMW stand at the Car Show, no I don't have a BMW! ).

The HEAT PACKS to remove the Vignette are in the First-Aid Box of the boot of our car.

A. The children have not taken them.
B. The wife has not thrown them away.
C. I will not get angry and accuse wife and/or children of destroying this vital piece of Annual Equipment.

I thank you.
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Old 22.01.2009, 13:51
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Pah!

The Swiss motorway sticker is a soggy plaster after a 1 hour steaming bath compared to the Glastonbury festival car park sticker.
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Old 22.01.2009, 14:01
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Sooo... We now know how to remove vignette from windshield with minimal pain...
Next question: How do you remove the now painfull bits of vignette from under really short finger nails.
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Old 22.01.2009, 14:32
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

The good thing about Switzerland is that you pay once a year, In Italy you pay for every km you go through and it is expensive (and time consuming). This is how it works...Take the ticket as you enter the motorway and hand it over at the counter as you exit. The white lanes are for cash payment and you usually find a guy there that takes the ticket. The blue lanes are for card payment, and you can use a credit card for that. There is an automatic counter that speaks only Italian (if I remember well), however it is quite easy to use. The yellow lanes are for Telepass holder, so if you do not know what it is it means you do not have one. Do not attempt to use those as you will be trapped and heavily offended by Italians drivers.
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Old 09.05.2009, 21:31
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

I left Switzerland a long time ago ('88) but at the time the widespread trick was to use rubbing alcohol to remove most of the glue before affixing the sticker.
It also made it possible to transfer from one car to another.
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Old 10.05.2009, 00:11
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I left Switzerland a long time ago ('88) but at the time the widespread trick was to use rubbing alcohol to remove most of the glue before affixing the sticker.
Sheems a tebbible waste of alcohol...
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

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Quite a few Swiss change their cars each year to match the vignette...
or when the ashtray is full....
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

A practical tip:
Before putting it on your windscreen, stick it to your jeans or a tshirt. It will collect dust or linen and will be much easier to remove from the windscreen later on.
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

I had to buy the 2010 vignette when I moved from Germany by rental van. Is it wrong to offer to sell it to one of your at a reduced rate? Because...well...I don't need it.
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

I usually remove those stickers in summer. Leave the car on the sun, wait till it's properly heated and then the sticker goes out pretty easy. Beware of those removal chemicals - once they drop on your cockpit they might cause some damage on the plastic.
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How do I remove an Auto Vignette?

I tried to remove my 2010 vignette today and it appears to be stuck with the most adhesive material known to man.
Any hot tips on how to get it off the glass without leaving slimy residue etc?
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Old 10.01.2011, 19:07
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Re: How do I remove an Auto Vignette?

Hairdryer on the outside of the windscreen and then icescraper works pretty well. Nail varnish remover to clean up any stick mess.

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Old 10.01.2011, 20:17
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Re: How do I remove an Auto Vignette?

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I tried to remove my 2010 vignette today and it appears to be stuck with the most adhesive material known to man.
Any hot tips on how to get it off the glass without leaving slimy residue etc?

My method (just finished four cars the other day) is to use the hairdryer directly on the sticker. About 2-3 minutes on high air - hot setting does the trick. Then scrape off the sticker with a plastic spatula (see what you have in the kitchen). If it is not coming off really easily then hair dryer a bit more.

I use (whatever I have handy) to clean off the sticky bits. Lighter fluid, fire starter, liquid for fondue etc. work well. Use cotton make-up remover discs to wipe off the glue. Then a final clean with a bit of standard window cleaner.

Apply new sticker and you are ready to go.
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Actually they do but never mind there is another way... As I have a number of visitors who come in different cars on a semi regular basis it seemed necessary to learn how to not just take the vignette off but in one piece! The secret to it is either get hold of an old safety razor blade - the type that are very dangerous and have sharp edges on two sides - or to get hold of the type of carpet knife that has the long thin blade that you keep pushing further out and snapping off the last piece. You then "cut" diagonally across the vignette until it becomes difficult then you cut from the next corner and so on until just the middle needs to be done which is a simple task. Questions?!
I put mine on with sticky tape & untill now, it's been no problem.
Comes off so easy
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Old 10.01.2011, 20:30
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I put mine on with sticky tape & untill now, it's been no problem.
Comes off so easy
Only trouble is that it is not valid.... the rule is it has to be attached, so people don't transfer them between vehicles.

I just very gently slowly and steadily peel them off starting with a fingernail, paying attention to the splits in the sticker. So far has always come off in one or two pieces without leaving residue on the screen.
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

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Use the "Kochfeld-Schaber" - takes less than 2 min. I did mine, less than 2 min (removed and wipe with some AJAX glas cleaner).

Used that "thingy" last year...works well.
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Old 10.01.2011, 20:59
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette (removal)

Can't you just leave the old stickers on? Then you can collect a long set of variously-coloured stickers to display with pride, no?

It would take quite a few years for the driver's vision to become seriously obscured, I'd have thought.
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