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Old 11-06-2014, 09:20 AM
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Removing the ugly visor warning labels

I was snapping pics of my Invisicord / Escort Redline install and just realized how ugly those stupid warning labels are. Has anyone tried removing them?
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:46 AM
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Do a search on the internet. There should be information out there. I believe there are threads in the E9x forum here as well. I think people recommend using "Goof-Off", but there may be other chemicals. They are ugly.
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Old 11-06-2014, 01:35 PM
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There was a good deal of discussion about this on the F10 site 2-3 years ago. As I recall one or more suggestions worked well for people. Suggest you research those threads.
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:50 PM
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It has been many years since I removed my label on the sun visor. After research, I used rubbing alcohol. BUT the secret is to get the label real soaked without ever touching the visor around it. This is important because the ink from the label will stain the visor. I used cotton, changed it 100 times, and kept wetting the label until it just peeled right off. But DO NOT let that wet cotton touch the surrounding visor, it will leave an ink stain from the label.
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Old 11-06-2014, 03:39 PM
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If they're really firmly glued it's best to take the visors down so you can work on a bench.
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Some of the sunvisor labels are glued in such a manner to thwart their removal. It can be done, but it is a lot of work.

An alternative is to order a pair of European sunvisors from one of the online merchants. They are not cheap, but they are easy to install, and look factory new.

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Old 11-06-2014, 09:18 PM
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Some of the sunvisor labels are glued in such a manner to thwart their removal. It can be done, but it is a lot of work.

An alternative is to order a pair of European sunvisors from one of the online merchants. They are not cheap, but they are easy to install, and look factory new.

That is exactly what was the label on my sun visor. It was not removable, could not peal it off. So well glued on it was as if it was one. BUT as I describe above, the alcohol removed each label after about 20 minutes with no problem. Just read the word of caution I gave. You will need to use many cotton swabs until each area of the label comes loose--and it comes right off. The alcohol eats away the glue once the paper becomes saturated. Slow process
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Old 11-07-2014, 10:33 AM
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Sorry to veer off topic…... But with the RADAR detector clipped to the visor, what do you do when you need to rotate the visor to the door/side?
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Some of the sunvisor labels are glued in such a manner to thwart their removal. It can be done, but it is a lot of work.

An alternative is to order a pair of European sunvisors from one of the online merchants. They are not cheap, but they are easy to install, and look factory new.

+1 That is the best way. I've used Goof Off and it is messy.
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This thread has gotten kind of moldy, but I would like to dust it off in case anyone with one of today's cars has had success. They used to peel off, but this year's model seems to be too thin. I had success with a recent P-car by taking the visor off and soaking it in alcohol, but I haven't been able how to remove the BMW visor. Hopefully I'm missing something simple.
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You can check the TIS online repair manual for sunvisor removal - https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/

Another decal removal thread - https://www.2addicts.com/forums/show....php?t=1078937
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