I just received my clean air stickers in the mail today (45,XXX) from the DMV. I will place them on my car and use them for just under 2 years. But they expire Dec 31st 2007 (techically Jan 1, 2008, but that's just under 2 years time).

Just curious: is there any way to remove them without removing the paint? I know trying to remove them now will tear the sticker or something which will make it invalid. I have no desire to do so now. But when they become invalid (assuming the law is not renewed) there will be a lot of people that will eventually want to remove them. It might be worth waiting a few months after Jan 1 2008 of course, to see what happens just in case, but eventually, there will be lots of people who will want to remove them if they become completely useless.

So my question: How can this be done? It says if you try to remove the stickers they will become unusable. Does that mean it will shred or something? I'm just curious, before applying these stickers to my new 06 HCH, will they ever be able to be removed nicely (even if it renders them invalid?)