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17-12-2004, 11:56 AM
Any tips on how to remove the unsightly remnants on the windscreen when trying to remove the previous year's road tax.
Pls help .... got 2 such patches on screen.
17-12-2004, 12:04 PM
as advised by jerico here:-
"...use a hair dryer to heat up the road tax. by then the road tax can be easily peeled off."
& from zimon:-
...get some cellophane tape, the 2 inch ones are just nice, stick it at the back of the road tax, that will ensure the seratted sections will not 'break apart' when its removed or if /should the windscreen cracks. The normal 1 inch ones can be used but you have to cover the entire area.
17-12-2004, 12:27 PM
Sorry .... shd hv mentioned that the hairdryer and the cellophane thingeys did not work for me.
My car is parked in the open at an LRT station throughout the hotest part of the day. Hence it is stuck reaaaalllll good.
I need something like a liquid thingey that I can apply and probably scrape off.
Hopefully dont scrape off the glass !!
17-12-2004, 12:56 PM
:mad: Ever wonder how our JPJ people come up with this novelty sticker thingy in the first place. What I did is to scrap it off gently using a blade unless of course your windscreen is tinted. I have seen some cars having 4-5 stickers which is a dangerous thing. Cheers. :)
17-12-2004, 01:09 PM
If you are DIY type, buy a bottle of thiner at hardware store. Pour the thiner in a piece of cloth and wipe the affected area. This will do.
If you are not, go to any car accessories shop, pay the boy five/ten RM and ask him to do it for you.
17-12-2004, 01:15 PM
Try a little spray of WD40. It works on my non-tinted windscreen glass.
17-12-2004, 02:33 PM
Err.... don't know whether this is legal or not but my local tint shop did this for me... he stuck my road tax sticker on a piece of plastic film and then stuck it to the mirror... works great when time to change the road tax.
However, do be careful with thinner in the car. If your front windscreen is tinted, any distillates can damage your tint and/or the dashboard...
Suggest you get orange concrentrate cleaner, same type that removes gum and varnish... much safer... Good luck...
17-12-2004, 02:51 PM
Will try all .... one by one.
If at the end of it I dont have a gaping hole in the windscreen or the dashboard or both .... I will be a happy dude. As long as the darn thing comes off.
I will start with the orange concentrate cleaner first of course and bring on the heavy artillery only if it fails !!!
17-12-2004, 03:14 PM
JG, lighter fluid is the all-dissolving solvent for glue. You know, the yellow Ronson can with the red flip back tip? I keep one handy in the house as it is great for removing all the persistant gluey stuff like barcode labels on stuff that I bought as Christmas presents (and don't want my relatives to know how stingy I am!). However, it could melt other stuff in the car, so be careful. As it is used within a confined space, DON'T smoke while you are at it. :)
17-12-2004, 03:44 PM
With all these solvents and miscellaneous detergents it will be a miracle if I dont blow myself up in the process.
Thks for the no smoking warning .... I dont ..... so okay lah.
Try these solvents..either spirit or alcohol.
17-12-2004, 04:04 PM
Thanks guys .... very much.
U know chang, your mention of Ronson lighter fluid brought back to my mind an episode in my growing up days ...... yep ....very very long ago.
My late Dad and our neighbour in the estate ( I was born and grew up in a ladang kelapa sawit in Johor ) met 2 mat sallehs who convinced them that they shd buy the couple of rolls of pant material that they showed them. Their claim .... that it was fire-resistant.
So these mat salleh guys doused an edge of the fabric with ....YES ..... Ronson lighter fluid and ..... YES ..... lit it. To the amazement of all gathered to watch, the fabric withstood the flames as the mat salleh quickly put out the flame by slapping down on the fabric.
My Dad & our neighbour both bought a roll of fabric each.
(Yes lah, those were the days that parents used to dress up their children in identical clothes/apparel right down to the colour of the socks.)
My neighbours son was more than impressed with the demonstration.
Further no one had explained to him the difference between fire resistant and fire proof.
As fate wld have it, he decided to show the fabric off to the another neighbour's child.
The rest as they say .... is history!
17-12-2004, 07:54 PM
Careful if your screen is tinted, removing the road tax will peel off the tint. My car's screen is tinted so I sent it to the accessories shop to remove the old road tax and they did it with ease. When they replaced the new road tax on my tinted screen, I cautioned the man about the hassle to remove it but they smiled at me and said next time let them do it for me. But the shop's in Seremban. Make friend with the accessories shops around your place, they will help.
17-12-2004, 10:11 PM
I guess gotterdammerung, that is the safest thing to do for the 1st time and then learn from it ....
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