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    confused Quick question: Number plate screws: Metal or Plastic???

    My new plates arrived this morning and I'm just off out to Halfrauds to pick up a few bits and bobs inc a number plate fixing kit.

    However, my current plates fitted to the car are fixed on with those big sticky pads.

    I think I'm going to drill these new ones this time and fit them using screws as the last front one I fitted with the sticky pads was always kinda popping off at the edges ( think its something to do with the Vec's front bumper where the plate goes being less than perfectly flat ).

    So the thing is, I can't recall what screws the dealer fitted ones were on with when I got the car ( into the factory fixings I think ) - is it :-

    A: The coloured plastic types????.

    Or

    B: The metal types that come with the wee screw cap coverings that flip over to cover the heads????.

    I know, it's being a little "pedantic" but want to make sure I get the right ones.

    Cheers.

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    mine are metal screws into a metal clip on the bumper.
    never been a fan on usin the sticky pads for number plates, kids round here tend to rip them off!!

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    Personally - neither. I'd go for stuck on again - neater and more secure than screws. Use the proper stuff and the kids won't be able to just pull them off easily.

    Both my plates are stuck on and the front, which will be the same as yours, has never popped up at the edges. You need to use a couple of lengths of trim tape (thin spongy double-sided tape) and go right up to the edge of the plate. If you use stuff with less grip then it'll pop off as the plate is flexed slightly.

    If you do go with the screws, I think my factory ones were just metal ones with the head showing. If I was going back to screws I'd probably go for the metal ones with the flip covering as they're possibly stronger? Personal choice really.

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    Yeah, prefer the "neater" look with just the tape as well.

    Are you meant to heat up the back of the plates and the area they will be stuck to in order to get them to stick properly with maybe a hairdrier or something?.

    It's just it's ****** freezing in this cold weather and the last time I removed stuck on plates it left a helluva mess behind with all the spongy stuff still stuck on the car - took ages to remove!!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carl bear View Post
    mine are metal screws into a metal clip on the bumper.
    never been a fan on usin the sticky pads for number plates, kids round here tend to rip them off!!

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    Get some Irmscher number plate holders, no need to drill holes into the plates and they look the business!!!

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    Ive got both on mine, screwed in and plastic caps and sticky pads at the end so the follow the contor of the front bumper

    There is a seller on Ebay selling 12x sticky pads, and screws and black,yellow.white flip caps for £1.99 delivered, arrived next day

    If you want the link let me know.

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    i got sticky pads havnt had any probs

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    Just got back, bought a set of the screws and caps as well as the sticky strips thingies and a long roll of trim tape.

    That should hold it!!. Going to try and get them sitting properly with just tape first as I'd rather not drill them because of the positioning of where the screw heads end up ( doesn't look neat!! ).

    Only thing is it's chucking it down with rain here so will need to wait till it dries up a wee bit first.

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    use no more nails tape - costs £5 but has a pull strength of over 20kg - number plates break before they come off. Better than some cretin knicking your plates and then hitting the spoeed camera's and conjestion charges.

    I used Torx bolts and tape, local scrotes carry a PH2 screwdriver when looking for plates to nick.

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