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California HOV Sticker Removal

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:13 am
by dboost
Hi All...new member here (dboost). Just purchased a used 2016 Spark EV in LA area. I live 200 miles away with no use for the stickers on my car and would like to SAFELY remove them. Any suggestions ? So far I'm considering hair dryer and Go-Gone. Thanks for any suggestions.

Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:12 am
by SparkE
A heat gun (such as for removing chipped house paint) when used VERY CAREFULLY works great (and quickly), but a hair dryer will eventually work.

hair dryer and Go-Gone is the way to go.

Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:42 am
by dboost
Thanks much...will post results !

Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:46 am
by JPL
Just keep them! Why want to remove them?

Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:02 pm
by dboost
Well, I have no place within a few hundred miles to use them, and they are ugly !!

Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:36 pm
by SparkE
Who cares what it looks like?!!? It's transportation, not an extension of your manhood.

Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:08 am
by scrambler
They may also have expired as of today :)

Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:47 pm
by ncerna
Here in California, they only recognize the red colored stickers. Stupid new laws.

Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:13 am
by SparkE
Well, the OLD law said that all white stickers were to expire on Jan 1, 2019 (the one from 5 years ago or so).

The NEW law only added the right for NEW cars the right to drive in the HOV lane.

Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:02 pm
by MoldyWalnuts
"Well, the OLD law said that all white stickers were to expire on Jan 1, 2019 (the one from 5 years ago or so).

The NEW law only added the right for NEW cars the right to drive in the HOV lane."

so does this mean that if you just purchased your EV with white stickers they are good as long as you pay $22 to transfer them to your name? thanks