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Thread: Pressed Plates and De-Badging - subtle and simple

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    Pressed Plates and De-Badging - subtle and simple

    So took advantage of the sunny afternoon yesterday and fitted my pressed plates (£19.99 from eBay) and then debadged the rear. Pretty easy to do, just used hot water with fairy liquid in to loosen off the dirt / grease etc.. then used a couple of dental floss wands / toothpick ones to pry underneath, pulled off the numbers and letters and then started to peel off the sticky foam. Once off there was a residue of the glue so I used some turtle wax tar and sap remover - came off in seconds! Now its perfectly smooth and you'd never know there was writing there before.

    2 subtle mods that really improve the look of the rear!

    Pressed plates on
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    Debadged - cleaning products still in view
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    Rear and Front after pics

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    As always - let me know your thoughts!!
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    Never really been a fan of pressed plates but debadging is a must do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeds2592 View Post
    Never really been a fan of pressed plates but debadging is a must do.

    Looks good!
    This is the first car I have put pressed plates on and I like the look better than the dealers ones with "imperial cars" written all over them! haha

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    big fan of the pressed plates, got the same ones from the bay myself.

    definitely going to have to debadge also!
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    Like pressed plates but, sadly yours may be illegal as they don't seem to have a BS mark nor the postcode of the maker. Not sure if it was you who was originally asking about pressed plates but, I warned someone recently about some similar ones on ebay. Seller says the are road legal but, sadly they aren't.

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    link to the pressed plates? don't know which ones to go for on ebay

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    is there a definitive answer on whether pressed plates are legal or not or is it upto the plod that pulls you over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pluves1 View Post
    Like pressed plates but, sadly yours may be illegal as they don't seem to have a BS mark nor the postcode of the maker. Not sure if it was you who was originally asking about pressed plates but, I warned someone recently about some similar ones on ebay. Seller says the are road legal but, sadly they aren't.

    Hopefully you wont get bothered by the boys in blue.

    Ummmmm.... I think you will find you're wrong

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    | Pressed Plates | Panel Filter
    To Do:Roof & Spoiler Wrapped | Ambient Lights | Custom Exhaust | RNSE
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    White 2010 Audi A3 2.0TDI 140CR 3dr Black Edition
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    | Pressed Plates | Panel Filter
    To Do:Roof & Spoiler Wrapped | Ambient Lights | Custom Exhaust | RNSE
    Progress Thread:
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    Looks good mate, just ordered a set myself

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    I ordered a set, the quality was shocking. Their logo was absolutely sh1te. They are currently sat on my carpet. I put proper plates on.
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    Bought from them previously, pressed plates without logo. Very good quality made of aluminium. But it does bend quite easily so be gentle when handling them. Once screwed in place though, they feel solid and will last a long time

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    I can't argue with these. Yes they are aluminium but they feel firm enough to me. Can bend if applied pressure but that's good as the front bumper is curved anyway....

    I used the 3m sticky tape provided - very adhesive so make sure you line it up right first time otherwise you will struggle to pull them off. Luckily mine fitted right first time. But I've tried pulling them off and they are stuck right on there!!
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    | Pressed Plates | Panel Filter
    To Do:Roof & Spoiler Wrapped | Ambient Lights | Custom Exhaust | RNSE
    Progress Thread:
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDI_TIM View Post
    Ummmmm.... I think you will find you're wrong

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    My bad couldn't see the BS mark and maker on the orginal pics
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