Remove environmental badge / fine dust badge clean - how it works!
- Plaque colors
- Swap plaque
- Remove environmental badge
- Tips for quick readers
One may argue about the meaning or nonsense of particulate matter and environmental badges, as one would like. You have to stick well visible with a matching mark to the current license plate on the windscreen, is now even law. If the vehicle is re-registered, the environmental badge must also be exchanged accordingly. But this is not that easy. In this guide you will learn how to remove your environmental badge quickly and cleanly.
What is the purpose of the environmental badge "> Badge Colors
The environmental badges are divided into four "pollutant groups". These are sorted by color.
Green: Everything is allowed
Vehicles with a green environmental badge may be moved in any environmental zone. These are not just gasoline vehicles. Modern diesel vehicles equipped with good exhaust gas cleaning technology may also be moved in these zones.
A green fine dust badge is assigned to vehicles of emission class 4. With this environmental badge, all environmental zones may be traveled without restriction.
Yellow: Slight restrictions
Only temporarily polluted areas can be equipped with a yellow environmental zone. Thus, driving with appropriately marked vehicles is just allowed.
Red: banned almost everywhere
The "Red Environmental Zone" or the red badge forbids nearly all vehicles, which carry this badge with it, the retraction.
No badge: All environmental zones banned
A car without an environmental badge must not be moved to environmental zones.
On an environmental badge is handwritten or registered by special printer, the current license plate of the vehicle. Accordingly, the badge must be exchanged or renewed, if
- the label is no longer readable (readability decreases due to permanent sunlight)
- the license plate has changed from the vehicle.
- The legal situation has changed and the cars change to other pollutant classes.
- the vehicle has been upgraded or disassembled so that it can be classified in another emission class
Just stick a new badge next to it ">
Remove environmental badge
Two ways to change the badge
An environmental badge can be changed in two ways: fast and risky or slow and safe. It depends on the skill of the driver which way he chooses. The risk with the first variant is to scratch the disc. This should be avoided!
Fast and risky
The fast method is for experienced home improvement workers who have calm and controlled hands. You need:
- glass cleaner
- Ceramic hob scraper
- paper towels
- if necessary hair dryer
Tip: These procedures are also suitable for motorway vignettes, which are in use in France, Switzerland or Austria.
Place 2 to 4 layers of kitchen paper under the environmental badge. This prevents the excessive formation of dirt. The environmental badge is generously sprayed with glass cleaner and allowed to act for about 10 minutes. Now you take the Ceranfeld scraper in your hand and begins to scrape off the plaque at a shallow angle. As soon as the badge has loosened a bit, the dissolving process can be supported again with plenty of glass cleaner. If the plaque proves to be particularly stubborn, it can be heated with a hair dryer before it is peeled off. That supports the replacement something.
Slow and safe
The slower one is almost identical to the fast method, but with one difference: instead of a ceramic-field scraper with a steel blade, a scraper made of plastic or wood is used. This can not scratch the disc and is therefore much safer. Especially for vehicles with glass breakage sensor or windscreen heating, you should rely on plastic or wood as the material for the scraper. Thus, damage to the disc and electronics is largely excluded.
Remove stubborn residues
If there are leftovers left over which can not be removed with the described methods, acetone is used instead of glass cleaner. For this purpose, the acetone is dripped onto a kitchen towel and wiped over the splices. The glue is easy to remove. However, the handling should be very economical. If acetone drips onto the dashboard, it can dissolve the plastic and cause bumps or stains.
Not only relevant to the main investigation
The correct environmental badge is also checked during a main inspection. This is not a chicane. For the introduction of environmental zones and plaques for the cars existed and still exist today good reasons. The particulate matter caused by vehicles is responsible for many respiratory diseases. This requires the reduction of particulate matter pollution, especially in city centers.
Tips for quick readers
- Care goes for speed
- Do not scratch the windshield
- Remove residues with acetone
- do not keep old plaques, but always remove all old plaques
- Keep an eye on changes in pollutant classes
- check the plaque again before the HU