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Anyone know how to remove these annoying warning labels on the sun visors. Looks like would be easy to tear the cloth & may have major adhesive beneath.
On YouTube see guy using some product, "Goof-Off", on a BMW, but afraid to try it.
 

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Personally I'd leave it. I don't believe its intended to be removed and usually the headliner and visor material is fairly delicate.
 

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Yep . . Couldn't just leave it alone! Didn't tear it, but now loose on one edge. :( Just small area & not too bad, but will be checking with body shop when I take it in.
 

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Thx so much, Humpty! Going to try that when I have time & not so hot outside. Even if it leaves a slight residue, I think I'd prefer that to the stickers. And, if I chicken out, that's probably a good way to stick the corner back down.
 

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I also did not like those safety labels on the backside of my visor. I simply cut some carbon fiber adhesive sheet to size and covered them ugly labels. It looks great and has held up for years on my Ford Edge. You can buy patterned adhesive sheets in many various patterns at hobby shops or online. It is kinda like wallpaper.
 

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Great idea, EsJay, especially if removing the labels does leave a residue. Thx!!!
Sounds awfully simple . . You do anything tricky you didn't mention like turning under the edges or taking the whole visor loose? ;)
Fascinating online to see the uses for carbon fiber vinyl in cars & homes. Definitely, going to need a sheet to cover something!
 

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Great idea, EsJay, especially if removing the labels does leave a residue. Thx!!!
Sounds awfully simple . . You do anything tricky you didn't mention like turning under the edges or taking the whole visor loose? ;)
Fascinating online to see the uses for carbon fiber vinyl in cars & homes. Definitely, going to need a sheet to cover something!
well I'm sure you can get it in other patterns as well should carbon not be your thing. Now you guys got me thinking, I wonder what some woodgrained sun visors would look like...
 

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I did not do anything tricky in covering my safety labels on the visor. Just found an adhesive sheet I liked the pattern of (they do have simulated leather & suede patterns also along with solid colors). I did not remove the visor but cut a template out of poster board to the size I wanted and did a test "fit" on the visor. I marked the corners of the template directly on the visor with a pencil so I could positions the adhesive sheet. Then I used that template to cut the adhesive sheet with an Xacto or hobby knife and applied it to the visor. I did not make the adhesive sheet large enough to cover the entire surface of the visor but just big enough to cover the labels. That way I can easily cover it later with some other pattern if needed in the future. It is actually very simple because you are just covering an adhesive label with a larger adheisve label or pattern of your choice.
 

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I would recommend using a blowdryer too. Though I have to say that I've never been that annoyed by those warning labels in the first place.
 

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They're gone!

:D. No more labels!!! Came off easily with the hair dryer. The glue. . . Not so much!
Worked on the residue a couple hours and looked great in that lighting. Then took a pic with flash & . . only half finished. But I'll get it!
Should anyone be considering this. . . . The cleanup is not easy & most of the glue removers I found are potentially damaging to the leather & other parts of the interior.
I'm more than happy, but I, seriously, wanted them gone!

Here's when I thought I was finished:
 

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EsJay, Appreciate the details! I think I'll be able to get the rest of the glue residue with a little more work, but always good to have a backup plan. Have ordered a sheet of the black carbon fiber just to see it & have it on hand.
 

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[/Quote from HumptyDumpty post:
well I'm sure you can get it in other patterns as well should carbon not be your thing. Now you guys got me thinking, I wonder what some woodgrained sun visors would look like...

Look real good with British racing green . . . ;)
 

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Sounds like another good option, Geopfrich . . thx. Don't know if I'm equal to the challenge, but something to consider . . .
 

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Update . .
Applied 3M Di-Noc thinking just temporary until back to removing the glue residue, but it blends in well enough that I don't really notice it. So . . think it'll work for me. (Pic in garage)

States not rec'd for fabric or soft surfaces & tiny corner loose after few days . . Stuck back & OK for couple weeks so far. Don't know exactly what product EsJay used on his Ford Edge nor if visor fabric the same . . hoping will stick as well.
 

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I also find those three, three language visor labels annoying. So I got around to removing them today.

On pasted vehicles I would remove the visor. Use a water soaked lightly rung out linen towel and iron on medium. Place the towel over the label and heat with the iron. What happens is the heated wet towel will steam off the label and absorb the glue as the label releases. A second apply of a clean wet area of the towel on remaining glue would finish the job. Not so with the MKC.

Once the two #20 torx screws were removed on the MKC, I could not figure out how the visors wiring would come apart, as only two inches max of the wiring came out of the head liner. Well, Plan B, with the visor off the head liner and hanging by its wire with visor extended I held it with one hand as I heated a label with hair dryer for like a minute, got hold of a corner with finger nail. Next, used small pliers to grab the corner and more heat to lightly peel off the label. The visor material stretches but will return as it cools. Next, I sprayed Goo Gone and lightly rubbed it into glue area with one finger. Let it set for a few minutes, then I warmed the linen towel with the hair dryer and rubbed the area for like a minute. Repeated this two or three more times on the large labels. The small label for some reason, required five or six times. I washed out the towel in warm water and re wiped the area twice, done. The material took the abuse and came out fine, I'm pleased. Note, I also used a large bath towel to protect everything else.
 

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I have those same labels in my Mustang GTCS.....and hate them as much as you do....sooooooo
Masked the outside material with masking tape, put a huge drop sheet over the inside dash, basically covered everything including steering wheel, and painted it with a flat black spray can....3 thin coats and it looks awesome, no glue, no nothing but a jet black square.....the fact it's no longer a bright yellow sticker and now a jet black is a triple bonus for me.
Those stickers are heat activated on, did not want to have to deal with residual hot melt glue attached to the visor, which is why I painted them!
 
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