dboost
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California HOV Sticker Removal

Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:13 am

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.

SparkE
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Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:12 am

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.

dboost
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Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:42 am

Thanks much...will post results !

JPL
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Location: Vancouver, BC

Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:46 am

Just keep them! Why want to remove them?
2014 Spark EV without FC
Front: Alpine 4" Type-S Coaxial Car Speakers (SPS410)
Back : Alpine 5X7" Type S Coaxial 2-Way Car Speakers (SPS517) with 3D printed adapters

2016 Kia Soul EV without FC

2000 Honda Insight MT

dboost
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Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:02 pm

Well, I have no place within a few hundred miles to use them, and they are ugly !!

SparkE
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Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:36 pm

Who cares what it looks like?!!? It's transportation, not an extension of your manhood.

scrambler
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Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:08 am

They may also have expired as of today :)

ncerna
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Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:47 pm

Here in California, they only recognize the red colored stickers. Stupid new laws.

SparkE
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Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:13 am

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.

MoldyWalnuts
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Re: California HOV Sticker Removal

Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:02 pm

"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

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