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Old 03-13-2019, 08:29 PM
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Hi all, I recently relocated to Texas from Illinois. Now that my car has been registered here and has plates, I need to put the registration sticker in the window.

Can anyone share any tips to make sure it's positioned correctly, straight, and is the least obtrusive to my view? I was going to just put some blue painters tape on the outside of the windshield once I measure it out, but wasn't sure if there's some best practices here.

Thanks in advance!
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Buy a pack of these.... it will change your life - https://amzn.to/2u6zBGk

Each sheet will do 2 inspection/registration stickers.

You'll likely get to the point where you'll tint your front window ("clear" or otherwise) and these stick to the film as well without damaging it.

I pull my stickers off while I'm at the track and they are super easy to adjust anywhere you want, any time you want.

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Old 03-13-2019, 09:36 PM
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Buy a pack of these.... it will change your life - https://amzn.to/2u6zBGk

Each sheet will do 2 inspection/registration stickers.

You'll likely get to the point where you'll tint your front window ("clear" or otherwise) and these stick to the film as well without damaging it.

I pull my stickers off while I'm at the track and they are super easy to adjust anywhere you want, any time you want.

Ah very clever. I have seen this stuff before but never thought to use it for the inspection stickers. Thanks.
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The Texas stickers will remove pretty easily to repostion if you start to put it on crooked.
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I normally let the bottom edge of the sticker touch the windshield first. It's relatively easy to reposition like that. Once I'm satisfied I apply it the rest of the way. Here's how I have mine positioned:

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Originally Posted by CrystalRedTed View Post
I normally let the bottom edge of the sticker touch the windshield first. It's relatively easy to reposition like that. Once I'm satisfied I apply it the rest of the way. Here's how I have mine positioned:
I do it like this.
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Originally Posted by CrystalRedTed View Post
I normally let the bottom edge of the sticker touch the windshield first. It's relatively easy to reposition like that. Once I'm satisfied I apply it the rest of the way. Here's how I have mine positioned:
So you're aligning it to the bottom of the windshield rather than the side. Doesn't that make it look perpetually crooked?
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Originally Posted by dparm View Post
So you're aligning it to the bottom of the windshield rather than the side. Doesn't that make it look perpetually crooked?
Guess it depends on how picky you want to be. I don't think many people even notice the stickers anymore or it's position.

I have mine way down in the corner on all my cars when they are on the street.. most of the blue is not visible on the bottom left corner of the sticker from the outside.

With those sticker shields, you can move it whenever you want to wherever you want.. just say'in :p
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Old 03-14-2019, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by dparm View Post
So you're aligning it to the bottom of the windshield rather than the side. Doesn't that make it look perpetually crooked?
All depends on your frame of reference. Adjust for yours.
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I used masking tape to kind of test out the position the first time and now use it for a guide when applying the new one every year.I used the top of the hud for my reference straight line. When you get ready to apply the sticker start with bottom corner lightly and and check position then smooth out with backing from sticker

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Windex and squegee blade.
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:34 PM
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I apply them standing outside of the car reaching through the window with my right hand. It's easy to get it just where you want it and you can see what it looks like looking through the windshield while aligning it.
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Originally Posted by dparm View Post
Ah very clever. I have seen this stuff before but never thought to use it for the inspection stickers. Thanks.
There are no inspection stickers in Texas.

Not rocket science, just stick it on:​​​​​​​
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Old 03-16-2019, 01:47 PM
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The Statewide Toll Tag sticker is what's going to drive you bananas:


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Paint the toll tag sticker black it will still work fine and you won't see it from the outside.

And the registration sticker, just place it gently where you want it and touch one finger spot on the bottom and top, it won't come off. No need to push it on or squeegee, that's overkill and makes it harder to get off next time!

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Old 03-16-2019, 03:32 PM
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Toll tag can also go behind the inspection sticker as it is read electronically.
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This is hilarious.
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Once you have a toll tag for a specific vehicle there is no need to install toll tag on window. The system will cross reference the license plate and charge to the toll tag every time.
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Old 03-18-2019, 08:11 PM
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I'm ready to move on to the next in our series: Advanced Topics - Mounting License Plates
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