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Old 20.12.2006, 00:31
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Swiss Autobahn Vignette (removal)

Boeing and Airbus should stick aircraft together from the stuff they put on the back of the Swiss Autobahn Vignette.

It's indestructible.

It took 40 minutes, a Stanley Knife and a lot of swearing before I could finally remove the entire 2006 version from the car window.

Go on - someone tell me they sell "Vignette Remover" at Migros.
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

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Boeing and Airbus should stick aircraft together from the stuff they put on the back of the Swiss Autobahn Vignette.

It's indestructible.

It took 40 minutes, a Stanley Knife and a lot of swearing before I could finally remove the entire 2006 version from the car window.

Go on - someone tell me they sell "Vignette Remover" at Migros.
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?!
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Old 20.12.2006, 00:48
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Has anyone tried sticking one to a thin piece of laminate, then sticking that to the windscreen with a more transferable adhesive? I guess the hard thing would finding a laminate/adhesive that would be unnoticeable under all light conditions..

I guess at 40chf a pop it would be a costly experiment if it went bad, not to mention what it would cost if you got caught.
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

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Has anyone tried sticking one to a thin piece of laminate, then sticking that to the windscreen with a more transferable adhesive? I guess the hard thing would finding a laminate/adhesive that would be unnoticeable under all light conditions..

I guess at 40chf a pop it would be a costly experiment if it went bad, not to mention what it would cost if you got caught.
Well of course. The correct material to use is.... Well that would be telling - Cling film...
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

when my father was alive a few years ago in england, he travelled to switzerland about twice a year, being a typical swiiss he peeled the vignette from the backing and placed it on a piece of clingfilm, therefore easily removable or transferable(illegal!)
he shared it with at least 3 people to my knowledge!
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Old 20.12.2006, 08:29
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Adhesives are widely used by both manufacturers. You can't weld kevlar and other composites.

It particularly annoying when the border police don't just give you the vignette in exchange for cash, they insist on sticking it right in your eyeline inside the windscreen. Buy it at kiosk.

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Boeing and Airbus should stick aircraft together from the stuff they put on the back of the Swiss Autobahn Vignette.

It's indestructible.

It took 40 minutes, a Stanley Knife and a lot of swearing before I could finally remove the entire 2006 version from the car window.

Go on - someone tell me they sell "Vignette Remover" at Migros.
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Old 20.12.2006, 23:14
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Use a hairdryer....works wonder....just work it a couple of minutes....peels off in one piece...
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Using the hairdryer, the job is done in a couple of minutes. Works every time.
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Old 21.12.2006, 06:27
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

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Using the hairdryer, the job is done in a couple of minutes. Works every time.
Excellent.
Now I just need a 100 metre extension cable.
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Drink swiss Grappa and breathe out.
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Now I just need a 100 metre extension cable.
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Old 21.12.2006, 10:04
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Excellent.
Now I just need a 100 metre extension cable.
get an old biddy to take your car for a drive?

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Using the hairdryer, the job is done in a couple of minutes. Works every time.
someone's been copying other people's homework!
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

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Excellent.
Now I just need a 100 metre extension cable.
Or a wireless hair dryer!
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

When do the vignettes expire ? Is it March or something ?

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Old 25.01.2007, 16:08
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

..end of jan
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Old 25.01.2007, 16:12
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

on the 31st of January.

http://www.efd.admin.ch/dokumentatio...e&msg-id=10320
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

A trick to help with removal: when you get the new vignette, stick it on your bluejean trousers' leg (don't worry - it doesn't stick). It will pick up tiny bits of textile fluff which will degrade the adhesive quality and greatly help when "peeling off" time comes.
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

I know a Swissie who puts a thin coat of vaseline on the sticker before afixing it in the first place... same principle as shorricks fluff.

Daniel
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

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I know a Swissie who puts a thin coat of vaseline on the sticker before afixing it in the first place... same principle as shorricks fluff.

Daniel

PS Isnt this years sticker ssooooooo ugly. It really doesnt match my car at all.
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Old 25.01.2007, 23:02
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

Use the "Kochfeld-Schaber" - takes less than 2 min. I did mine, less than 2 min (removed and wipe with some AJAX glas cleaner).
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Old 25.01.2007, 23:19
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Re: Swiss Autobahn Vignette

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PS Isnt this years sticker ssooooooo ugly. It really doesnt match my car at all.
Quite a few Swiss change their cars each year to match the vignette...
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