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Re: Number plate

Post by j3bnl » Tue May 08, 2018 7:08 am

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I guess the reason could be that they stick the number plates on is so they can be easily replaced with your personalised plates !!
If you’ve ever had to remove those sticky pads they stick the number plates on with you would realise they are not easily removed. 😭
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Re: Number plate

Post by FairlyOldGit » Tue May 08, 2018 9:32 am

My (personal number) plates are stuck on with some extremely strong double sided tape.

When I swapped my last car back to its original reg I destroyed the plates getting them off -
that is how strong the tape is, properly applied.

I took my own new plates with me when I collected my XE because I particularly wanted plain
plates with no screw heads visible - I hate rusty screw heads showing ! :x :x

BTW I also dislike collecting a new car with unsolicited advertising for the dealer stuck on it -
that gets removed as soon as possible !

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Re: Number plate

Post by Vespa » Tue May 08, 2018 1:16 pm

Cheap screws will rust but there are screws that don't. Also yo can put a small blob of copperslip on the screw thread and under the screw cap cover. I hate it when cheapo dealers just fix with screws and no head cap covers at around 1p each in bulk.
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Re: Number plate

Post by 1stjag4me » Tue May 08, 2018 9:39 pm

I'm taking it back to the dealer on Saturday to have the plates screwed in.
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Re: Number plate

Post by 147daytona » Wed May 09, 2018 9:42 am

Make sure they get it level, mine was screwed on by the dealer and was fitted at a slight angle and it annoyed the hell out of me :(
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Re: Number plate

Post by SXTony » Wed May 16, 2018 12:56 pm

My plates are stuck on. Both have fallen off, luckily at home.

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Re: Number plate

Post by Petercoll » Wed May 16, 2018 11:41 pm

Age old chestnut : double sided number plate tape doesn't stick properly if applied outside in the rain, or if there is dew lurking about, early morning or late in the afternoon in the open air. Applied inside a warm garage there's no way the tape can ever become unstuck later on....must be the done thing at retailers nowadays to send someone out in the cold damp air to stick on the double sided tape for the number plates. Mine are screwed in, however there is a one centimetre gouge in the paint from a Stanley knife in the recessed area, luckily not visible unless very close, and at the right angle to the light.
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