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Old 1st January 2008, 18:01   #1
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Default Stickers - A permanent solution to an otherwise permanent mess

Stickers - call them a mess or a status symbol or both.

As an employee of a company with generous parking facilities and also a member of two clubs, I need to stick three of these in my windscreen. However, the club stickers pose a problem. Every two-three years, they change the sticker since some members change cars and never remove the stickers giving free parking for the next owner!

Recently, I renewed the sticker of the Swift and found that the old sticker is a pig to remove and I need to spend a good hour to work at it. Till then, it remains an unsightly mess from a razor attack. Another aspect was the scratch marks on the glass.

Having put film on the skoda windscreen, I will be damned if I plan to scratch it or let the adhesive damage the film. I looked at putting the sticker on the sunvisor but it was not effective.

And then it came to me, 10 years ago, I remember a singapore taxi driver sticking a polythene sheet in the windscreen to display the CBD congestion token.

Unwrapping Xmas cake and I shouted Eureka - clingfilm was the answer

Ingredients

Clean hands
Plastic sheet
A knife
Cling film
Scissors





Cut a small piece of cling film, larger than the sticker and stretch it on plastic sheet.(A harder smooth surface is even better) Smoothen out wrinkles





Remove sticker backing and stick to the cling film slowly. Ensure that no wrinkles remain

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Trim the sides leaving about 5 -10 mm of clingfilm around the sticker.

Peel clingfilm and sticker from plastic sheet. Keep clingfilm base taut. Transfer and sticker on your windscreen. Trim the clingfilm with a blade.

Admittedly, there will be rough bits of cling-film on the back of the sticker edges but the advantage is that the sticker can be removed at will, i.e infrequently used stickers can be kept in a clear plastic pocket and applied when required or if you need clear visibility on race day!!!!



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Old 1st January 2008, 18:29   #2
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Nice idea Ajmat, i too have to use stickers on my car and since its not worth putting it inside(spoiling the film) i get the same sticker made to be put outside the car, so removing it from there is not a issues.

Also i have put one sticker(not stuck it) to the corner of the windshield inside where it never moves, and its not stuck either.
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Nice way of saving the expensive sun-film from this lousie sticker business from the company and clubs. Good one Ajmat !!

OT : I see a Nikon Lens cap,D40 eh ? Welcome to the Nikonians club if you already own one .
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Thats a great idea! I hate sticking so many on the windsreen, i simply keep them in the glove box, still unpeeled. Not everyone accepts that though. This solves my problem. Eureka indeed.
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Guys,

Why not get a strip of 3M Transparency Film as long as the height of the windshield as maybe 3 to 4 inches wide, and stick it to the inside left corner of the windshield with 3M magic tape at the top and bottom? All stickers can go on this film and changing them / removing them will neither damage the expensive sumfilm nor the windscreen.

Cheers,

Rajan.

PS: I do not work for 3M. I just like the quality of their products.
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Good on you ajmat. A very practical solution indeed.
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Nice DIY!

Now if only we had an official team-bhp sticker to post on each car!
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Now if only we had an official team-bhp sticker to post on each car!
We do have team-bhp official stickers, however since i could not get hold of them, i got them made for 150 bucks.

Here is a pic

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simple but effective, nice DIY ...

How do i get a hold of teambhp original stickers?
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PM Rudra ji for stickers. He's the official sticker man in Bangalore for TBHP
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alternately just go to some of good radium work people along the road sides...they are masters in putting as well as removing any kind of stickers...
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hey,

How do I get Team BHP original stickers in Gurgaon / Delhi??
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radium work people along the road sides...they are masters in putting as well as removing any kind of stickers...
Can they remove pesky stickers put by car dealers / service stations?
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hey,

How do I get Team BHP original stickers in Gurgaon / Delhi??
@ Krazydriver - i have few stickers with me - you can collect them from me next time you are in kolkata. i guess iraghava had few stickers with him in gurgaon
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Thanx gurudev, Will try and get in touch with Iraghava for the stickers, if i don't get from him, then will definitely get it from you when i am in kolkata next....
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