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I've read that solvents like Goo Gone or Goof Off can be used to remove airbag warning stickers from alcantra-covered visors (like ours). Has anyone tried?

I suppose the alternative is to order replacement visors from countries (in Europe perhaps) that do not require these warning stickers.

If I objectively look at the interior of the Karma, these stickers are, by a mile, the most unattractive things in the cabin.
 

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You are so right, the only ugly part of the interior is that warning label. My dealer says there is "no way" to remove them. I hope someone proves him wrong.
 

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You are so right, the only ugly part of the interior is that warning label. My dealer says there is "no way" to remove them. I hope someone proves him wrong.
Agreed. If there is a way to remove them without damaging the visor, I would be very interested. In my last couple of cars, they came off very easily. The newer regulations must require a permanent adhesive.
 

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I have The Same sticker in my car in The netherlands so i do not think there are sticker-less visors available.
 

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Goo gone and goof off supposedly will not damage alcantra, so it's worth a try. I might be brave enough to run the experiment when I get a chance. From what I've read, the key is to go slow and to never PULL on the sticker-- instead, let the solvent dissolve the adhesive and wait ~10 minutes before rolling/peeling back the sticker at the edge.

Dutchman: my condolences and thank you for this useful information.
 

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Goo gone and goof off supposedly will not damage alcantra, so it's worth a try. I might be brave enough to run the experiment when I get a chance. From what I've read, the key is to go slow and to never PULL on the sticker-- instead, let the solvent dissolve the adhesive and wait ~10 minutes before rolling/peeling back the sticker at the edge.

Dutchman: my condolences and thank you for this useful information.
I wouldn't try this myself but I've heard a hair dryer works.
 

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drliu said:
Goo gone and goof off supposedly will not damage alcantra, so it's worth a try. I might be brave enough to run the experiment when I get a chance. From what I've read, the key is to go slow and to never PULL on the sticker-- instead, let the solvent dissolve the adhesive and wait ~10 minutes before rolling/peeling back the sticker at the edge.

Dutchman: my condolences and thank you for this useful information.
I wouldn't try this myself but I've heard a hair dryer works.
I was looking at the visors in my car today and it almost feels like that there is no sticker but the warning is actually printed directly on the fabric. I cannot feel any sort of edge around the warning. Needless to say, I will not be assaulting the visor with any sort of solvent or a hair dryer.
 

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We should all go in on some replacement visors and experiment with getting the "sticker" off.

Dear Mr. Fisker,
In future please attach the airbag stickers and other required warnings and disclosures on the car with the same tacky looking stickers the other car makers use; not the nice woven in the fabric type. All expense should be spared on these necessities; you can trust your customers. We will remove the stickers immediately upon delivery, and the interior of your exquisitely designed car will shine.
 

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I am so happy that in 6 months time long lists of complaints have disappeared and that we now worry about a sticker on a visor. :heart::fisker:
 

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I am so happy that in 6 months time long lists of complaints have disappeared and that we now worry about a sticker on a visor. :heart::fisker:
I agree. The car is clearly not yet perfect; there are still challenges, quirks and issues but it's much more stable. It seems that a lot more of the issues are one-off or car specific. It took six months for the car to stabilize but the conversation has definitely changed. While it's easy to argue that the car should have been this stable in the first place I think it's true that some of the items couldn't have been discovered until the car was in wide use, and I think it's true that Fisker was under internal and external pressure to get a product out the door.

As Brian famously noted, in a real way we were Beta testers. Overall though, the amount of value, smiles, appreciation and joy I've gotten from owning the car over the last six month vastly outweighs the inconveniences.

Brent
 

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EVer1 said:
We should all go in on some replacement visors and experiment with getting the "sticker" off.

Dear Mr. Fisker,
In future please attach the airbag stickers and other required warnings and disclosures on the car with the same tacky looking stickers the other car makers use; not the nice woven in the fabric type. All expense should be spared on these necessities; you can trust your customers. We will remove the stickers immediately upon delivery, and the interior of your exquisitely designed car will shine.
:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:
 

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the amount of value, smiles, appreciation and joy I've gotten from owning the car over the last six month vastly outweighs the inconveniences

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so true!

I would rather be on the edge of a cliff looking down then safely on land wondering what is over the cliff.
 

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I happen to run a chemistry lab so if one of you is willing to send me a visor with the same sticker and alcantra covering (doesn't even need to be a Fisker visor but it needs to be identical with respect to the sticker and the alcantra) then I will carefully and systematically experiment with solvents and solvent mixtures until I find one that works (or conclude that none of them work).

EVer1 said:
We should all go in on some replacement visors and experiment with getting the "sticker" off.

Dear Mr. Fisker,
In future please attach the airbag stickers and other required warnings and disclosures on the car with the same tacky looking stickers the other car makers use; not the nice woven in the fabric type. All expense should be spared on these necessities; you can trust your customers. We will remove the stickers immediately upon delivery, and the interior of your exquisitely designed car will shine.
 
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