HOV sticker is ugly, but is there an alternative way to display it? Will it come off if I ever have to take it off when it expires?
The answer may be in one of these threads:
I can't recall who or where it was mentioned. But someone suggested using a piece of paint protection film in the area where your decal will be placed. That way the decal is on the film, rather than on your car. Peeling off the film will remove your HOV sticker.
Mariano does custom auto detailing and did exactly this for my Roadster in 2009. He made a reasonably priced kit for some other roadster owners too. I'm pretty sure he would be interested in doing more.
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So, is removing the sticker in 2 years going to damage the car's paint?
Not if you put armor on first. Then just that patch of armor comes off!