These instructions and tips are provided by the registration label manufacturer.
Attempt to remove the existing registration label:
- Peel the label very slowly away from one corner, at a 90 degree angle (towards you).
- A thin flat edge spatula/scraper may assist you to lift a corner.
If during Step 1 the label tears:
- Continue to remove the remaining pieces.
- Again peeling slowly from the remaining sections (thin flat edge spatula my assist).
If after removing the registration label adhesive residue remains on the inside glass windscreen:
- Remove this with the assistance of common household solvents (eg methylated spirits).
- Use a material cloth (rub off/contact soak and rub off).
In some cases, if the registration label has been left on the windscreen for a long period of time, or exposed to extreme environments (heat/UV/humidity), it can become brittle. This makes it harder to remove by hand peeling and may require the use of a thin flat edge spatula. The adhesive remaining on the windscreen could become harder or drier which then requires a longer time or more attempts to remove via soaking/wiping with a solvent/cloth. Quicker results could be obtained with a stronger solvent, eg acetone (nail polish remover), or hydrocarbon-based solvents (white spirits/shellite).
- Heat can soften the label (face/adhesive), and aid in its removal.
- Remove label in the hottest/middle part of the day.
- In a cooler climate (winter) run the heater on the front windscreen to heat the label, prior to its removal.
Occupational Health and Safety safe working practices should be used when working with solvents.
When using all solvents:
- Ensure that the area is well ventilated (open at least both front doors or windows across the vehicle), and personal protective equipment is worn (glasses, gloves, protective clothing, breathing apparatus if deemed necessary) to prevent any potential injury to the person using the product.
- Suitable (solvent resistant) synthetic drop sheets should be clad over the motor vehicle front dash board and surrounding internal vehicle working region, to prevent any label adhesive and to prevent any solvent, solvent/material contact with the internal components of the motor vehicle (prevent any possible damage).
Note: Using solvents on windscreens fitted with after-market product such as tinting should be done with care and at the owners risk. Some after-market products may be damaged with the use of such solvents.
Roads and Maritime Services takes no responsibility for any injury or damage incurred following these instructions.