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SacM3
03-15-2002, 07:40 AM
Anybody have a good way to remove the airbag stickers on the sun visors? I'd really like to hear from someone who's actually done it as the suggestions flying around on roadfly dont seem to work. I tried goo-gone and it didn't do a thing. Someone suggested a butter knife and hair dryer but I'm leary of scraping up the visor.

Mr. The Edge
03-15-2002, 07:44 AM
Well, I was all set to try the bmw330ci.com DIY instructions too, but I decided to see what would happen if I just tried to peel them off with my fingernail.

Worked like a charm. This was the night I drove it home though, so I'm not sure if your stickers will come off so easily.

SacM3
03-15-2002, 07:48 AM
I tried peeling it off and got nowhere, almost seems as though its painted on........ maybe my fingernails aren't long enough?:dunno: Seriously, the car was only a week old, not sure why I'm having such a problem with this.

johnlew
03-15-2002, 08:23 AM
Originally posted by SacM3
Anybody have a good way to remove the airbag stickers on the sun visors? I'd really like to hear from someone who's actually done it as the suggestions flying around on roadfly dont seem to work. I tried goo-gone and it didn't do a thing. Someone suggested a butter knife and hair dryer but I'm leary of scraping up the visor.

I did it and it worked perfectly, car was 6 months old. Tape of perimeter of badge. Then apply GOOF - OFF, not goo gone. Apply generously with cotton ball and let it saturate for a few minutes. The badge will craze and then lift. Peel/wipe off and reapply goof-off as needed for residue.

ism409
03-15-2002, 08:31 AM
Is this stuff goof off easily found? If so where are some good places to look for it?????

johnlew
03-15-2002, 08:32 AM
Originally posted by ism409
Is this stuff goof off easily found? If so where are some good places to look for it?????

Hardware store, etc. Similar to where you buy goo gone.

bol
03-15-2002, 08:32 AM
I took my airbag labels off last weekend. The Goof-Off works well and does the job. As a note you should apply liberal ammounts of vinyl conditioner to the visors afterwards. Mine were pretty rough off from the Goof-Off afterwards(really loose, looked the leather afterwards...)

Yipper
03-17-2002, 03:00 PM
the Goof-Off is pretty harsh and smells nasty.

i used lemon scented nail polish remover and it worked just as well.

glad the wife had the lemon scented stuff :)

johnlew
03-17-2002, 04:11 PM
Originally posted by Yipper
the Goof-Off is pretty harsh and smells nasty.

i used lemon scented nail polish remover and it worked just as well.

glad the wife had the lemon scented stuff :)

NAIL POLISH REMOVER!!!:eek: :yikes: :(

I wouldn't get near my car with it.

Yipper
03-18-2002, 04:45 AM
Originally posted by johnlew


NAIL POLISH REMOVER!!!:eek: :yikes: :(

I wouldn't get near my car with it.

Who said it was anywhere near the car? The visors come off in about 30 seconds - 2 phillips screws and a tiny plug for the lighted mirror.

I cleaned off the airbag stickers in the comfort of my kitchen - don't tell me you attempted this with the visors in the car??????

johnlew
03-18-2002, 05:07 AM
Originally posted by Yipper


Who said it was anywhere near the car? The visors come off in about 30 seconds - 2 phillips screws and a tiny plug for the lighted mirror.

I cleaned off the airbag stickers in the comfort of my kitchen - don't tell me you attempted this with the visors in the car??????

Oh, I certainly did and would bet most others did too. Goof off is not a problem and I really don't remember the smell being offensive or strong. I didn't bring the bottle in the car just wet the cotton ball outside the car and then used. I would NEVER put nail polish remover on any material in my car including the visor. It'd be like "polishing" your car with DuPont rubbing compound. Always start mild and work your way up.

Yipper
03-18-2002, 05:21 AM
Originally posted by johnlew


Oh, I certainly did and would bet most others did too. Goof off is not a problem and I really don't remember the smell being offensive or strong. I didn't bring the bottle in the car just wet the cotton ball outside the car and then used. I would NEVER put nail polish remover on any material in my car including the visor. It'd be like "polishing" your car with DuPont rubbing compound. Always start mild and work your way up.

Seems kinda silly to be working on your visors at strange angles when it only takes 30 seconds to remove them.:confused:

I'd like to understand what you think is abrasive in nailpolish remover. I've used on vinyl surfaces in a number of application, including two bimmers with excellent results.

Are you telling me that Goof-Off is gentle ???

johnlew
03-18-2002, 05:45 AM
Originally posted by Yipper


Seems kinda silly to be working on your visors at strange angles when it only takes 30 seconds to remove them.:confused:

I'd like to understand what you think is abrasive in nailpolish remover. I've used on vinyl surfaces in a number of application, including two bimmers with excellent results.

Are you telling me that Goof-Off is gentle ???

There's nothing abrasive in polish remover, it was an analogy. My opinion is that it is a stronger SOLVENT than goof off. End of discussion for me, to each his own. I have no problem with the idea of removing the visors to work on them.

RKB
03-20-2002, 08:14 AM
I went to the hardware store yesterday - they had no Goof-Off, instead a product called "OOPS" - that the manager [all of high-school age] said was the same as Goof-Off - exactly the same, the company just relabled it.
Read the label and it says to NOT use it on vinyl - is this also what is written on the Goof-Off?
I bought some "Sticker-Off" that states it is safe on vinyl - also seems to be safe on the stickers 'cuz it sure didn't take them off!

Re: removing the visors - I am so stupid for not thinking of that! When I try today to use the other product I'm going to do that - makes it so much easier and more controlled.

Khuzud
03-24-2002, 02:24 PM
Originally posted by Yipper

Who said it was anywhere near the car? The visors come off in about 30 seconds - 2 phillips screws and a tiny plug for the lighted mirror.

OK, really stupid question here.
After I unscrewed the screws, I couldn't figure out how to pull the plug apart. How do you do it?

RKB
03-29-2002, 07:27 AM
Bought the "Ooops" product, and tried the removal process.
Never got them to "craze up" or lift. I had to SATURATE the hell out of them and then pick/ peel them off in tiny sections. It took well over an hour per side! The masking tape border bit the dust about 15 minutes into the first one as it was leaving more sticky residue than the sticker was.
I conditioned with a vinyl cleaner after I was done.
Now I'm left with 2 sticker shaped areas (passenger side worse than driver's) of haze.:(

Did I do something wrong? Or did I just get the wrong product? Or did I get some mid-year upgrade of uber-stickers?