Tips for Removing Outdated Registration Stickers

Tips for Removing Outdated Registration Stickers

At some point, you will need to remove the registration stickers on your vehicle. That’s because they can expire.

At some point, you will need to remove the registration stickers on your vehicle. That’s because they can expire. To avoid any problems with the authorities, you need to make sure that all of your information is kept up-to-date. So here are some tips on how to remove the old stickers

Peel Off the Sticker 

The first step is to get rid of the old sticker. Start by attempting to peel it off using your fingers. However, not everyone has long nails, and without them, completing this task can be more difficult than expected. That’s why plastic razors or credit cards can also help you get the stickers removed. Even so, avoid the temptation to use a metal razor. That’s because metal can damage your car’s license plate, and you don’t want that to happen! Scratch marks are not only unsightly but can interfere with putting on new stickers as well. 

Dissolve the Adhesive 

The second step is to deal with the residue that the glue on the old registration sticker will leave behind. A wet sponge can help you get rid of the adhesive that is left. Other ideas include rubbing alcohol, baby oil, and dish detergent, too. Letting the sticker soak before you come back to it can also help make this process easier. 

Be Careful with Removal Solutions 

No matter which approach you use, be careful. Adhesive remover might be unsafe. Other solutions that are potentially unsafe include acetone and paint thinner could give off toxic fumes. The chemicals can also affect the paint on your car and the paint on the license paint. This outcome is something you should try to prevent. Choose your liquid solvent with caution.

Clean the License Plate

Before you can put the new registration sticker on, you will need to work on the license plate some more. For instance, try wiping down the plate from top to bottom. By doing this, you can get rid of dirt and other debris that you can’t see. You might also have to display your new registration sticker on the inside of your windshield as well as on your license plate. This means that you will need to clean your car’s windshield as well. 

Questions? The United States Vehicle Registration Services is Here to Help You!

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