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Old 21.01.2014, 14:02
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Re: Sticky little suckers

Warm it up with a hair dryer, then slice it off with a sharp knife or razor blade. Clean up the remaining glue with nail varnish remover or Aceton, but don't spill it!
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Old 21.01.2014, 14:10
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Re: Sticky little suckers

The kit I bought in the post office includes a little pen with some substance that you paint on before removing with the blade. It always works very easily and I have used the same 5 chf kit and pen for the last 8 years now.
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Old 21.01.2014, 14:11
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Re: Sticky little suckers

Pour some plain vinegar on a cotton-wool ball, and start to dab it on the sticker until it's completely soaked with it. Then wait a few minutes and you can easily scrape it off...
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Old 21.01.2014, 14:16
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Re: Sticky little suckers

This is what I use:
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Old 21.01.2014, 14:19
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Re: Sticky little suckers

Thanks for the quick replies. I think I'll head to the post office - my kids don't need yet another yucky smell to gripe about. Incidentally, how long does it take to get used to the smell of cow manure? There are some days when I can forego the coffee and just inhale deeply from my balcony.
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Incidentally, how long does it take to get used to the smell of cow manure?.
That alone is worth a new forum thread, my meth-dealin' friend...
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Old 21.01.2014, 14:22
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Thanks for the quick replies. I think I'll head to the post office - my kids don't need yet another yucky smell to gripe about. Incidentally, how long does it take to get used to the smell of cow manure? There are some days when I can forego the coffee and just inhale deeply from my balcony.
Ah, the joys of country living .

Mind, I'd rather smell cow shit than petrol fumes
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Old 21.01.2014, 14:24
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Thanks for the quick replies. I think I'll head to the post office - my kids don't need yet another yucky smell to gripe about. Incidentally, how long does it take to get used to the smell of cow manure? There are some days when I can forego the coffee and just inhale deeply from my balcony.
An environmental scientist friend of mine visiting from the UK during muck spreading time warned me rather darkly about not getting too close, not inhaling the smell and certainly not to send the kids out to play whilst the smell was strong. We lived (and do now in this house) with our garden backing onto fields and it is true that the tractor was spreading muck about 3 metres from the side wall of the house ... Yum
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Re: Sticky little suckers

Surely it's time this laborious task is something that can done online or at least come up with a decent sticker.
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Old 21.01.2014, 14:39
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Re: Sticky little suckers

…and always at mealtimes.
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Old 21.01.2014, 17:38
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Re: Sticky little suckers

I always recommend wearing disposable gloves if you use any chemicals to remove the adhesive.

I guess over the years I have mastered the art of changing the vignette.
But you would think they could just bill it with the plates once a year.
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Re: Sticky little suckers

My wife buys the vignette from a local garage & the helpful little man comes out, removes the old one and replaces it with the new one in a matter of seconds. Practice makes perfect!
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Old 21.01.2014, 18:28
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Re: Sticky little suckers

It takes two minutes with a single edged razor blade and some Goo Gone.

The Swiss could sell their vignette adhesive to NASA for future space applications, it is that sticky. I'm sure it is so that somebody can't just buy one vignette and switch it back and forth between two cars.

Having said all of that, I must tell you that I bought THE BEST Christmas gift for my landlords this year. At the Basler Laeckerli boutique in Lausanne, they had, for 57 CHF, a giant, car-shaped cookie with a 2014 vignette showing through the car windshield. So cute.
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Warm it up with a hair dryer, then slice it off with a sharp knife or razor blade. Clean up the remaining glue with nail varnish remover or Aceton, but don't spill it!
This is my technique too, except I use alcohol bought from the pharmacy to clear the remaining glue. Makes life very easy and it means I don't have painful little bits of sticker under my fingernails.
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Old 24.01.2014, 15:22
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette (removal)

special kits? chemicals?

Paint scraper and hot soapy water. 2 minutes all done.
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Old 24.01.2014, 15:52
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette (removal)

I tried the hot, soapy water route, among others, before throwing myself on the mercy of the EF. All I got was a sparkling clean dashboard and a soggy lap. Now I am the proud owner of a de-vignetting kit, thanks to ECB and to Sean Connery, who I can also thank for the fact that I went to school pickup with my 2014 vignette on the thigh of my jeans.
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Vignette Removal

Can anyone recommend a product/method to easily remove last years vignette from the windscreen? Ta.
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Re: Vignette Removal

I use on of those things I clean my stove with (the induction one)


http://www.amazon.de/s/?ie=UTF8&keyw...l_8vmxn802ne_b
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Re: Vignette Removal

I use this and it works very well.

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I use on of those things I clean my stove with (the induction one)


http://www.amazon.de/s/?ie=UTF8&keyw...l_8vmxn802ne_b
Does it work well?
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