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Hi all,
I have seen stickers available to cover up the ugly yellow warning labels on the visors. My question is, has anyone tried to remove the stock labels (using a heat gun or?) instead of covering them up?

If you have tried removing them what methods have you tried so I don't repeat failed attempts. Any responses are greatly appreciated.
 

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I've read post where owners say they just pealed the safety stickers off. Others say they took a heat gun and did it. These visors must be made by different vendors because nothing will remove mine, it's part of the visor.
 

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I bought the stickers to cover the yellow stickers on Ebay. I installed them correctly by cleaning the visor wiht alcohol and they still peal on the edges. I would not recommend them at all. If someone comes upp with a good ideal to cover the yellow one please let us all know. Edd
 

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Purchased mine from Ebay.

Mine not worthy of installing in an SSR.

Wonder if upholstery dye would cover label up?

Maybe have to have them recovered.

I hate big brother staring at me everytime I get behind the wheel. :leaving
 

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Purchased mine from Ebay.

Mine not worthy of installing in an SSR.

Wonder if upholstery dye would cover label up?

Maybe have to have them recovered.

I hate big brother staring at me everytime I get behind the wheel. :leaving
Mmmmmm... Stitched leather covers.
 

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The stickers CAN be removed - but it's not quick. Using info located on other forums, people were saying that 90% isopropol alcohol would remove the "bonded" type stickers that we have on the SSRs. Well, all I had was 70% that I had on hand. I removed the driver's side visor and saturated a cotton ball with the alcohol and started rubbing it on the sticker. For several seconds, nothing was happening. Then I noticed that the yellow ink on the sticker was starting to smear and the sticker looked like it was getting "soft". I picked at it with my fingernail and the sticker peeled off only where I picked at it. Well, now I was commited - that visor wasn't going back on the SSR like that!! I just kept wetting the sticker with alcohol, and gently picked it off with my fingernail. Took about 20 minutes. After all the sticker was off, I gave it a final scrub with alcohol, and then liquid soap and water. To restore some moisture to the vinyl, I applied Armorall (Don't believe the wive's tales - but that is another story!). It was perfect! (O.K. - ALMOST perfect). At the right angle you could see the rectangular imprint of the sticker as an indentation in the vinyl. I used a hairdryer at that point to get the vinyl very warm to the touch, and voila' - no imprint. I repeated the process for the other visor and they both look like they never had a sticker on them at all!

This is not at all difficult, but it will test your patience. You must remove the visor to do this (3 phillips screws and a wire dis-connect). As I mentioned, the end result are visors that look as though they were manufactured without the stickers - VERY NICE. (Just don't call the "sticker police" on me please!)

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Blast: Thanks!!

I have been really irritated by those stickers, and I DO have 91% Isopropyl alcohol (got it in the pharmacy section of the local grocery store for a different purpose), so I will give this a try!

Jim G
 

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I covered mine up with "Velcro strap on" CD holder envelope. Holds 10 CD'S. There are two types, and one will not interfere with the mirror on the backside.
 

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Sticker Police...

Blastfromthepast,
Attention in the garage, THIS IS THE STICKER POLICE, step away from the visor and exit the garage with your hands in the air, oh and DON'T drink the rubbing alcohol. :lol :lol :lol
Mike :cool
 

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Blast

Is there any risk of rubbing the visor for that long that it will turn into a suitcase?

Thanks again for the tech tip!
 

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BlastfromPast has me believing, almost. Think I'll give it a try on Llogger's visors first.
 

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SA13355 said:
Is there any risk of rubbing the visor for that long that it will turn into a suitcase?

Thanks again for the tech tip!
I was tempted to try a plastic scraper or another tool to give my fingernails a break - but, since the sticker was coming off without the slightest damage to the vinyl I decided to "suck it up" and keep at it with the 'nails. I put ALOT of alcohol on those visors - I kept the area I was working on wet as I was going. When I was finished with the alcohol, as I mentioned, I cleaned the vinyl with soap and water and it looked great, but I was concerned that all that alcohol may have removed some emoilents present in the vinyl for UV protection - consequently I used a vinyl dressing afterward.

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Blastfromthepast,
Attention in the garage, THIS IS THE STICKER POLICE, step away from the visor and exit the garage with your hands in the air, oh and DON'T drink the rubbing alcohol. :lol :lol :lol
Mike :cool
Okay, that's it! When I get my one phone call I'm going to use it to call your house - AT ABOUT 2:30 IN THE MORNING!! :lol :lol
 

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SA13355 said:
Is there any risk of rubbing the visor for that long that it will turn into a suitcase?
Hoo Boy!! I GET IT NOW!! :lol Geez, don't I look like the village idiot! :jester :jester :jester

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Any Different.....

Blastfrompast, Why should you be any different than my kids. With all their calls at that time, its good for you thay I have call waiting. :cool :lol :lol :lol
Mike :cool
 

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Blast: I tried to remove my visors tonight to do this, and ran into a stupid snag:

HOW do you "unplug" the wiring connection to each visor?

I couldn't see any obvious "tabs" to spring open, and was afraid to just pull hard for fear of damaging the connection.

It looks like the black flexible wiring conduit goes into a cylindrical male plug that fits inside a cylindrical female plug with gaps in its sides, but I can't see well enough to see how to unplug it.

Help!

Jim G
 

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JimGnitecki said:
Blast: I tried to remove my visors tonight to do this, and ran into a stupid snag:

HOW do you "unplug" the wiring connection to each visor?

I couldn't see any obvious "tabs" to spring open, and was afraid to just pull hard for fear of damaging the connection.

It looks like the black flexible wiring conduit goes into a cylindrical male plug that fits inside a cylindrical female plug with gaps in its sides, but I can't see well enough to see how to unplug it.

Help!

Jim G

Jim,
I did this last night. On one side of the connector is a plastic tab that you need to pull slightly outward on so the other half of the connector can slide past a small tab.
 
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