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    Called into our local Waitrose last year, the police had a stall in the carpark fitting anti-theft registration plate screws - apparently there'd been a spate of thefts. Was a freebie, so got it done.

    Now the time has come to sell the Vec and buy a new car, how do I take my private reg off? I'd rather not grind the heads off, ruining my plates and risking damaging the paintwork.

    Apologies if this isn't allowed to be discussed, or I sound thick. Not actually tried yet, paperwork is due back any day, and the Vec is in the body shop after a van slid into the back of it, when we had the snow

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    They are simply one way screws, numberplates is one of their uses
    Cut a deep channel in the screw (a Dremel type tool is ideal for this)
    Insert your screwdriver and turn slowly

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    Just tap with hammer and screwdriver/ chisel then get mile grips off.

    Some times anti theft are easier to get off than corroded standard screws lol

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    Thanks. Will give if a go when the logbook comes back - hopefully tomorrow. Just picked it up, got a lovely fresh rear bumper 😃

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