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      01-21-2012, 08:47 AM   #23
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Pics of label removal

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Still faint outline, but far far better and in most light can't see at all.
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Still faint outline, but far far better and in most light can't see at all.
Apply a little Goof-Off and scrub with a tooth brush using moderate pressure and that remaining glue will come off. I have attached photos showing my results
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So I've come to the conclusion that Canadian M3s do not have stickers.. it's some print process.. Observe my DIY Fail.

Materials..
A close up of the actual label
After 10 minutes of scrubbing

It lives. I think I'll have to order Euros.
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Do the euro or cloth ones slide?
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I have the OEM Euro Sun Visors from alekshop.com and they have sliding covers over the mirrors, if that's what you're asking.

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Do the euro or cloth ones slide?
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My sun visors are the vinyl type and removing the warning labels was very easy.

1)Remove the visors from the car
2) Using a cotton ball, saturate the label with acetone (fingernail polish remover). Within a few minutes the label will begin the wrinkle. You can now pull the label from the visor. Rub any difficult areas of the label with the acetone soaked cotton ball.
3) After the acetone dries there will be a faint image of the label adhesive in the shape of the label. Apply Goof Off to the glue and scrub with a tooth brush using moderate pressure.
4) Wash with soap and water.

When finished there was no indication that a label was ever present.

I performed this procedure on a second car with the same results.
Great write up and hopefully you will save someone who gets "bugged" by some stickers at least $150....

They don't bug me at all and heck, I left the airbag warning label that came with the car on the passenger side on.... People always ask if I "just" got the car
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My visors are the cloth type (headliner) and I used Goof-off. I had a bottle of it from back when I did this to my E46. I just did it and it took 5 minutes each and I didn't have to take them down at all. You will need to vacuum after because it does flake off and also I recommend doing it outside of the garage with all windows and sunroof open if you have one...Let's just say smelling goof-off for 10 minutes straight makes everything in the world OK!

Side note: What's the deal with different materials being used to make the sun visors? Should I be happy I have cloth ones? Did they change after a particular year?
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So I've come to the conclusion that Canadian M3s do not have stickers.. it's some print process.. Observe my DIY Fail.

Materials..


A close up of the actual label


After 10 minutes of scrubbing


It lives. I think I'll have to order Euros.
Is it as bad your pic post fail? LOL
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Is it as bad your pic post fail? LOL
Ha.. pretty close. Not sure what went wrong. They were working last night. They were imgur links.. so who knows.

Here's how they went. Posted a pic of the label which appears to be painted on. Then another pic with me killing it with goof off. Finally, a last photo, showing literally no results whatsoever.
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I went the acetone route (vinyl visors).
I pulled my visors out though...just because the acetone has a pretty strong smell that I didn't want inside the car.
I was amazed at how easily the labels came off. Was a piece of cake.
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I went the acetone route (vinyl visors).
I pulled my visors out though...just because the acetone has a pretty strong smell that I didn't want inside the car.
I was amazed at how easily the labels came off. Was a piece of cake.
no lingering smell of acetone? how long before you put them back in the car?
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You can always buy the Euro ones which have no warnings on them.
...and the material matches the headliner, rather than still having that cheap pebble grain plastic once the label is removed.
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no lingering smell of acetone? how long before you put them back in the car?
Nope, not at all. I used a lil soap and water after. Let em sit in the garage for a day and put them back in.
Was the mod I was the most nervous about doing...because I was afraid of ruining the visors...but wound up being the easiest.
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I have the OEM Euro Sun Visors from alekshop.com and they have sliding covers over the mirrors, if that's what you're asking.
Not quite, I was asking if the visor slides out, when its positioned parallel to the door. Some/most high end cars allow them to slide out on the arm to block the sun better.
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Done.

At first I tried standard Fingernail Polish Remover with no luck. Then, went to Home Depot and got a can of Acetone. A small amount on a cotton ball was enough to do the job.





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worked fine on my "leather" visors...just need to use the right amount of acetone and not soak the visor in it like you could/would with goo gone/off...

Some also take a blow dryer to the stickers to soften up the adhesive prior to removal (works best with the cloth visors, but does help with the "leather" ones as well)...


RE: buying the euro visors
$230 or a $5 bottle of acetone and goo gone...pretty easy decision IMO...
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I would say no. I bought Euro cloth visors for my car. Unfortunately, one visor had a label and the other one didn't. You can't tell tell which visor I removed the label from.
The Euro visors should not have had a label. I suspect that one was a North American version, made before the "de-contenting" changed the visors from headliner fabric to the cheaper plastic ones.

I purchased Euro visors and neither had a label.
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Not quite, I was asking if the visor slides out, when its positioned parallel to the door. Some/most high end cars allow them to slide out on the arm to block the sun better.
No, the M3 does not have the extending plastic panel that further blocks the sun. Only a sliding door for the mirror (ie. it is otherwise identical to the plastic visors, sans labels and made of headliner cloth).
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