When you register or renew your registration, you get these colored stickers that you have to stick on your license plate. The instructions say that you have to remove any old stickers and clean the license plate before applying the new sticker.
I began trying to peel the old sticker with my fingers. I ended up chipping the paint on the license plate while only pulling off chips of the old sticker. Finally I got a wide spackle blade which fortunately did the trick of peeling off the old sticker.
Then afterwards I started trying to wash off the old glue. First I scrubbed with my fingers, then with a wet cloth, and finally with Windex. Nothing worked so I gave up and just stuck on the old sticker.
The whole time I was cursing the California government for giving such cheap stickers that don’t easily peel off. We taxpayers pay a ridiculously high sales tax and state income tax and they can’t give us better stickers!