Removing the Nanny Stickers

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Re: Removing the Nanny Stickers

Post by OleanderSalad » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:20 pm

Lofty wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:53 pm
OleanderSalad wrote:
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Turns out WD40 and fingernails was all that was needed to remove ALL SEVEN (yeah seven) nanny-state stickers---and the WD40 was optional. They all peeled off without any *residue left behind.

*Except for the one informational sticker with the VIN No. (redacted). That one left behind a cool pattern of the word 'void' repeating over and over. Damn!
That one serves as a legal identifier for the sake of titling the vehicle after each sale. It wasn't a nanny sticker. Surprised you removed it. Hopefully the underlying Void markings (which are there for a reason) don't cause you any heartache if or when you decide to sell your Ural.
I'm saving it and I think I have a bonified claim to ignorance. :)

That, plus the fact that the VIN No. is stamped into the frame---I should be OK.
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Re: Removing the Nanny Stickers

Post by scottmastrocinque » Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:48 pm

Here in Ohio, the BMV never goes by any sticker on the bike. They verify the VIN by the stamped numbers in the steel of the frame.

I think you are fine! But then again, I always tear off those DO NOT REMOVE tags from furniture, mattresses, electric blankets, etc. 🤪. Never caused me a moments pause or grief. 🤓

If the VOID stuff bothers you, a quick application of Goo Gone will take it off.
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Re: Removing the Nanny Stickers

Post by Tazio » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:24 pm

Where are the stamped VIN numbers on the frame?

Once upon a time , someone on this site was making metal replacement VIN tags that looked like the real thing.
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Post by scottmastrocinque » Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:57 pm

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Re: Removing the Nanny Stickers

Post by Lofty » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:03 pm

Tazio wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:24 pm
Once upon a time, someone on this site was making metal replacement VIN tags that looked like the real thing.
They're all over Amazon.

https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=vin+plate&ref=nb_sb_noss
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Re: Removing the Nanny Stickers

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:59 am

Once upon a time, someone on this site was making metal replacement VIN tags that looked like the real thing.
That was me. I designed them to be an aesthetic and functional improvement over the original cheap paper and cellophane decals. You can see them here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=48240
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Re: Removing the Nanny Stickers

Post by RC20 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:55 pm

Chad:

I don't believe there is any issue with replacing stickers. I had some diesel engines that they mis- labled. I think 4 out of six were wrong ID.

Got ahold of the mfg and they made new plates, I pulled the old ones off and put the new ones on.

I pulled this off the Internet. Mostly its focused on mfg and importing (which would apply to Ural) but not individual.

https://www.industryweek.com/the-econom ... ing-issues

some states may mandate the stickers per individual not allowed to removed or have to replace.

It does have the Emissions Data and we used to have to do emissions checks on vhei8cles and the tester needed that sticker to know what the test standards were (cars have one standard, pickups at the time had two I believe and off road diesels have multiple level of EPA Tier depending on how far back you go.

As mine is pealing off partially I am going to have to try to super glue or get a plate made.
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Re: Removing the Nanny Stickers

Post by Tomcatfixer » Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:42 pm

Chad:

I don't believe there is any issue with replacing stickers.
Obviously, neither do I, since I did that very thing two years ago.
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Re: Removing the Nanny Stickers

Post by RC20 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:54 pm

Chad: Obviously, neither do I, since I did that very thing two years ago.
Ahh but you never know about them thar risk takers! I was terrified about the do not remove tag on the pillow when I was a kid.

My brother and I swapped a cab on a pickup one time, had a hell of a time with the registration. Not for him but he wanted to be able to sell it. VIN was on the Cab only but the engine was a different emissions standard.

I forget what the outcome was. Made sense to stay with the engine as that what counted.
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Re: Removing the Nanny Stickers

Post by dogboy443 » Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:08 pm

bakerchp18 wrote:
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I have had the BEST LUCK with WD-40 and a safety scraper or credit card. Start around the edges and let it seep in. Work slowly and you will be very happy. I have removed a lot of dealer stickers and even emblems. Good Luck.
I agree. WD-40 worked for me when removing the previous owners Grateful Dead stickers.
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Re: Removing the Nanny Stickers

Post by Jeepster09 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:49 pm

I had a proessional striper tell me to use OVEN CLEANER aerosol spray. I have used it with success. First use hair dryer to get sticker off, then spray area with oven cleaner, let set for a little while and it wipes right off without harming paint.
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Re: Removing the Nanny Stickers

Post by Tomcatfixer » Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:27 pm

Jeepster09 wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:49 pm
I had a proessional striper tell me to use OVEN CLEANER aerosol spray. I have used it with success. First use hair dryer to get sticker off, then spray area with oven cleaner, let set for a little while and it wipes right off without harming paint.
Funny, I've used oven cleaner to successfully remove paint from an antique tractor. It turned the paint into a mushy goo and made it bubble right off of the underlying metal.
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Re: Removing the Nanny Stickers

Post by Lofty » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:13 pm

Jeepster09 wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:49 pm
I had a professional striper tell me to use OVEN CLEANER aerosol spray. I have used it with success. First use hair dryer to get sticker off, then spray area with oven cleaner, let set for a little while and it wipes right off without harming paint.
Easy-Off Oven Cleaner is sold in two formulas, distinguished by the color of the can.

Blue: Fairly non-toxic. Not very good at cleaning an oven, in my experience. :|

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Yellow: The strong stuff. I've used it as a poor man's paint remover, and it works well enough in this regard (just as TCF mentions). Take care to not inhale the aerosol or get it on your skin.
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Re: Removing the Nanny Stickers

Post by a1930ford » Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:48 pm

I went to WalMart and picked up one of these hand-held steamers for maybe $15 bucks or so. I have used it with great success in removing the tint from my '04 Dodge Ram hemi pickup, as well as decals from my 2020 Flagstaff E-Pro 19FD RV. Worked like a champ for me and no real issues in using it. I use distilled water in it, but that water is cheap at the grocery store or at WalMart.
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Re: Removing the Nanny Stickers

Post by OleanderSalad » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:07 pm

Jeepster09 wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:49 pm
I had a proessional striper tell me to use OVEN CLEANER aerosol spray. I have used it with success. First use hair dryer to get sticker off, then spray area with oven cleaner, let set for a little while and it wipes right off without harming paint.
Wow! The professional strippers in your neighborhood are MUCH more helpful that the ones here. :)
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