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Any suggestions as to how this can be (safely) done without scratching the paint.

They look naff and I like the idea of a completely anonymous car. In void you have to look quite hard to spot the Polestar logo front and back (especially back)
 

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I'm speculating here, so take it FWIW... But I would take a hair dryer and warm the label nice and slowly checking it often... you'd want it plenty warm, but not too warm to be comfortable touching it. I'd say no more than 60 degrees C. Then, with nothing fancier than your fingernail, I'd peel up a corner and slowly remove it. Any glue residual could be removed using Glue-Gone or similar product.

But! Again! I'm no expert. Just because that's what I'd do doesn't mean you should. I mean... I fell off a railway bridge my friends and I were investigating when I was 12 years old, so it's fair to question my judgment.
 

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I'm speculating here, so take it FWIW... But I would take a hair dryer and warm the label nice and slowly checking it often... you'd want it plenty warm, but not too warm to be comfortable touching it. I'd say no more than 60 degrees C. Then, with nothing fancier than your fingernail, I'd peel up a corner and slowly remove it. Any glue residual could be removed using Glue-Gone or similar product.

But! Again! I'm no expert. Just because that's what I'd do doesn't mean you should. I mean... I fell off a railway bridge my friends and I were investigating when I was 12 years old, so it's fair to question my judgment.
Sounds reasonable. I will have to wait for the wife to go out before I can borrow her hair dryer.
 

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Then use WD40 to buff it up. Just kidding. There are glue removers that do not damage paint. (for the love of superman, dont use any solvents with white spirit in... you will regret it :) )
But why would you want to remove them? I think they are quite cool. It's like a futuristic trademark... :)
 

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But why would you want to remove them? I think they are quite cool. It's like a futuristic trademark... :)
I think I'll keep mine, even though I debadged my last car. I think they're pretty subtle.
 
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I'm getting mine removed as I'm getting Snow and don't like the fact it looks like dirt splashed up from the front wheels.
 
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We have decided to remove them now. The delivery guy recommended warming them with a hair dryer too. If you look at them closely they are not a simple rectangle, but the outline follows the shape of the text.
They look ok now, but in 12 -18 months time I think they will look a bit naff and perhaps start to peel off anyway, so now's the time.
 

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I doubt they will peel for many years.

Also I think some colours you can hardly see them, so if I had one of those I might not remove.

Regardless of all of that, I'd still remove within 3 years due to glue degradation.
 

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Vinyl lettering that is commonly used for vehicle signwriting these days shrinks slightly over time which leaves a narrow strip of glue framing the edge. This glue attracts contaminants ( dust & dirt etc) which shows as a narrow black line, not pretty, likely to look worse on light colours, especially white.

This issue may be the same with this sticker.

I think I will be removing mine tbh.

It is annoying that Polestar have decided to "deface" a lovely car with a cheap vinyl sticker. Same with car dealers who insist on slapping their dealership advertising sticker in the rear window, really annoying, really ugly, I always peel them off. The same with hire car stickers which advertise the fact that you are a tourist which often attracts unwanted attention from shady 'chancers' looking for items left in the car to steal.
 

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Vinyl lettering that is commonly used for vehicle signwriting these days shrinks slightly over time which leaves a narrow strip of glue framing the edge. This glue attracts contaminants ( dust & dirt etc) which shows as a narrow black line, not pretty, likely to look worse on light colours, especially white.

This issue may be the same with this sticker.

I think I will be removing mine tbh.

It is annoying that Polestar have decided to "deface" a lovely car with a cheap vinyl sticker. Same with car dealers who insist on slapping their dealership advertising sticker in the rear window, really annoying, really ugly, I always peel them off. The same with hire car stickers which advertise the fact that you are a tourist which often attracts unwanted attention from shady 'chancers' looking for items left in the car to steal.
I have a void car so I suspect that the line around the edge will end up gray.
I have not whipped them off yet, but they are on my hit list :mad: I think they look very naff, to be honest. Not least because most people in the UK don't know what 300KW is.
 

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I have a void car so I suspect that the line around the edge will end up gray.
I have not whipped them off yet, but they are on my hit list :mad: I think they look very naff, to be honest. Not least because most people in the UK don't know what 300KW is.
I'm going to see if the service center can get them off prior to delivery. They look like someone forgot to take them off.
And if folks in the UK don't know what kW or kWh is, you can only imagine what it's like in the US!
Though I guess metric here could be like a faux-exclusive hipster sort of thing.
 

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Reassuring to hear. (y)(y)
I would also be interested to hear what you used to remove the glue.
Nothing really- used the hair dryer on medium which softened the glue and just polished it. It came off very easily
 

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It is annoying that Polestar have decided to "deface" a lovely car with a cheap vinyl sticker. Same with car dealers who insist on slapping their dealership advertising sticker in the rear window, really annoying, really ugly, I always peel them off. The same with hire car stickers which advertise the fact that you are a tourist which often attracts unwanted attention from shady 'chancers' looking for items left in the car to steal.
Dealers slapping window stickers on is annoying, Here in Sweden one dealer group puts decals on the body next to the wheel arch and all dealers put branded registration plate holders on. When I took delivery of my current car I specified that they should NOT put on branded holders. They ignored this request but did change it when I complained.
 

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Thanks for this. I asked my service centre to take them off when it was in the other day and they wouldn’t, “in case it damages the paint”.
 

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Has anyone else removed the stickers? Been thinking & when my car arrives they’re definitely coming off. I think it will look better & I like preserving the mystique.
If anyone asks about the car I’m going to tell them it’s a Chinese copy of a Volvo.
 
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