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    Thumbs up Legal Metal Plates

    Hi all ,

    I ordered some plates from http://www.dubmeister.co.uk/

    This is the first place to sell the legal metal pressed plates . These are 100% legal on the road . You have to send your documents off to them to get the plates . I have got to say the service was amazing i send off one day then they made the next and received the plates the following day and they look great and are fully legal .
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    Exactly how illegal is it to use 'show plates' maybe something like german font and just the reg with no band? i know if its illegal its illegal no matter how much you try to make it legal.
    Is it endorsable? do the police really tend to enforce this?

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    Thumbs up show plates

    Simple as if you use show plates ,

    You will get a fine and yes they will pull you over ,

    i got the legal ones as they are 100% legal

    Quote Originally Posted by wibble111 View Post
    Exactly how illegal is it to use 'show plates' maybe something like german font and just the reg with no band? i know if its illegal its illegal no matter how much you try to make it legal.
    Is it endorsable? do the police really tend to enforce this?
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    i will also say the ervice is great from these guys.... i had my plates well over a year ago before they were being advertised as street legal... i just picked them that way. I also like the option of gettin the german audi dealership surround with them, which makes the plates easily swappable....if you happen to have two sets of plates... same reg.... uk font and german font.... if you did get stopped just say to the police you forgot they were on (just been too a show) and you can swap them now. most will avoid the paper work and agree.

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    I like the look of standard UK plates................but that's just me.

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    plates

    so you have illegal ones then ?

    Quote Originally Posted by bouncer--daz View Post
    i will also say the ervice is great from these guys.... i had my plates well over a year ago before they were being advertised as street legal... i just picked them that way. I also like the option of gettin the german audi dealership surround with them, which makes the plates easily swappable....if you happen to have two sets of plates... same reg.... uk font and german font.... if you did get stopped just say to the police you forgot they were on (just been too a show) and you can swap them now. most will avoid the paper work and agree.
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    any pics of the plates mate,as im thinking of getting some?

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    Thumbs up Pics

    Hi ,

    I havent taken any yet but here is some of some other guys car of another forum .

    I think the plates look better without the gb .






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    you should of got the audi dealer surround.... looks mint!

    Daz - Audi A3 - 18" rs4 alloys - Weitec ultra gt 30mm kit - pipercross panel filter - tints all round - facelight rear lights - clear side repeaters - german style plates - flip out dvd touchscreen hu

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    as long as the backing is reflective I dont see there being an issue as the rest of the format looks ok
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    Arrow plates

    i haven't got any surround i don't like it ,

    looks better with just the plate !

    Quote Originally Posted by bouncer--daz View Post
    you should of got the audi dealer surround.... looks mint!
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    heres my plates. Got them off ebay and got surrounds of dubmiester...


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    surround tis good

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    plates

    Now those plates are illegal .....

    Quote Originally Posted by ruairi83 View Post
    heres my plates. Got them off ebay and got surrounds of dubmiester...

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    might go and get a set tomorow. never been a fan of anyhting dodgy on plates (fonts etc) but will go for GB and uk font should be ok...

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    I think pressed plates suit older "euro" style cars. MK2 golfs for example. They don't seem to look right on the A3 for some reason.

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    Arrow what ?

    i don't agree ,

    They look great i have had so many comments since i put them on the old plates looked rubbish .

    Quote Originally Posted by HTC View Post
    I think pressed plates suit older "euro" style cars. MK2 golfs for example. They don't seem to look right on the A3 for some reason.
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    Fair do's. Each to their own.

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    The police be out in force where i am and i havent been stopped once with these plates but probably cos i dont drive like the boy racers where i am. I think my plates make a world of difference and everyone i know has commented saying they really suit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3mad View Post
    Now those plates are illegal .....
    looks like the car in the back ground has a white rear plate
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    it also looks like a foriegn plate tbh
    red to red black to black blue to bits

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    Quote Originally Posted by s3ollie View Post
    looks like the car in the back ground has a white rear plate
    Quote Originally Posted by fingermouse View Post
    it also looks like a foriegn plate tbh
    I Live in donegal, Ireland and that is the plate they use down here.

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    heres mine:

    Daz - Audi A3 - 18" rs4 alloys - Weitec ultra gt 30mm kit - pipercross panel filter - tints all round - facelight rear lights - clear side repeaters - german style plates - flip out dvd touchscreen hu

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    looks cool,,, you got any more pics mate? as they are the ones ive ordered

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    also looks like i will get some surrounds as they do look nice. Can anyone recommend a way to fix on the surrounds? My current plates are stuck on...

    Will the holes be there to screw on the surround or would it be better to stick the surrounds straight on with double sided tape then slide the plates in?

    Cheers

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    Its a sad day when a number plate construction makes or breaks a cars looks.
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    lol.... when u get the surrounds you will see how to fit them with screws too the bumper and boot.... but you may want to use the double sided tape on the rear plate to fit the plate into the surround as with mine I have a sub in the boot and the base makes the plate vibrate in the surround.

    Daz - Audi A3 - 18" rs4 alloys - Weitec ultra gt 30mm kit - pipercross panel filter - tints all round - facelight rear lights - clear side repeaters - german style plates - flip out dvd touchscreen hu

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    Lightbulb surrounds

    Still don't like the surrounds looks better plain...

    Quote Originally Posted by bouncer--daz View Post
    lol.... when u get the surrounds you will see how to fit them with screws too the bumper and boot.... but you may want to use the double sided tape on the rear plate to fit the plate into the surround as with mine I have a sub in the boot and the base makes the plate vibrate in the surround.
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3mad View Post
    Still don't like the surrounds looks better plain...
    well i guess u just dont have any taste then lol

    Daz - Audi A3 - 18" rs4 alloys - Weitec ultra gt 30mm kit - pipercross panel filter - tints all round - facelight rear lights - clear side repeaters - german style plates - flip out dvd touchscreen hu

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    Arrow taste

    Taste you are having a laugh ....

    Its only a plastic surround which makes it look cheap each to there own !

    Quote Originally Posted by bouncer--daz View Post
    well i guess u just dont have any taste then lol
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    im not sure whether to go with surrounds... havent seen any pics yet with pressed plates but without surrounds

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    Quick question i got mine today and all seems pretty simple and will fit them at the weekend....

    The surrounds come apart at the bottom and clips together to secure the plate... but once its on the car how do you get the plate off?

    Cheers

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    ummm

    Just unclip it !

    Quote Originally Posted by benr View Post
    Quick question i got mine today and all seems pretty simple and will fit them at the weekend....

    The surrounds come apart at the bottom and clips together to secure the plate... but once its on the car how do you get the plate off?

    Cheers
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    Im not sure if its possible to fit the metal plates without the surround... i guess you could use double sided tape or ruin them by drilling through... problem with that though is gettin the plates to run with the shape of the bumpers

    Daz - Audi A3 - 18" rs4 alloys - Weitec ultra gt 30mm kit - pipercross panel filter - tints all round - facelight rear lights - clear side repeaters - german style plates - flip out dvd touchscreen hu

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    Thumbs up easy

    Its easy you don't need a surround. Just use the proper sticky backings. They are a great fit and look great no messing about with screws etc

    Quote Originally Posted by bouncer--daz View Post
    Im not sure if its possible to fit the metal plates without the surround... i guess you could use double sided tape or ruin them by drilling through... problem with that though is gettin the plates to run with the shape of the bumpers
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    Quote Originally Posted by benr View Post
    Will the holes be there to screw on the surround or would it be better to stick the surrounds straight on with double sided tape then slide the plates in?

    Cheers
    Sorry to drag this up again but are the holes already there? as i dont have a drill atm so dont want to rip of my plates and find i need a drill?

    Ta

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    Arrow holes

    yes they should be there but if not just stick them on ....

    Quote Originally Posted by benr View Post
    Sorry to drag this up again but are the holes already there? as i dont have a drill atm so dont want to rip of my plates and find i need a drill?

    Ta
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