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FITTING MY NEW PRESSED PLATES........................

CHEZ Feb 9, 2012

  1. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    hi all!
    recently got my self some pressed plates and a pair of number plate surrounds to fit these in!
    fitted the rear plate tonight, and i must say, i love the plates but these nunber plate surround thingy-ma-jigs look a bit pants!
    i left the rear, to see if it grows on me!
    when fitting the front (A4 B7) the number plate surround looks so awkward as the bumper has a curve to it and the plate really needs to fit directly with a slight bend added, rather than in this contraption!
    my last resort would be to drill the plate and fix traditionally, but i was wondering will silicon (i.e bathroom sealant) work to bond plate to my bumper?
    or would this be no good!
     
  2. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    Rears look OK, fronts look odd due to curve as you mention. Leave the front off
     
  3. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    what do you reccomend then to fix?
    drill through? or bond?
     
  4. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya saloon TDi Audi S8

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    Go yank.
    Remove it and never have it on.
     
  5. CHEZ

    CHEZ moderately amusing Supporter

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    that will make me popular with the plod scott!
    besides, i have 2 big bloody big screw holes in my front bumper that needs covering up dude!
    i am thinking on screwing it on, as i dont think silicon will last outside!
     
  6. rizzini7

    rizzini7 Active Member VCDS Map User

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    My plate holder mounted ok, Had plenty of flex to it though
     
  7. razza1

    razza1 Well-Known Member

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    Forget the front one. Try curving the plate by hand and then maybe use number plate fixers, halfords do them.
     
  8. jwhat

    jwhat Member VCDS Map User

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    My plate holder wouldn't fit either so I got some 3M velcro tape and it's held well for the past year and a bit! Double sided sticky pads in Halfords should do the job either.
     
  9. benr

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    You can buy the tape which will hold it on very strong. i gues halfords.

    My old plastic ones on my old car were held on with the numberplate tape and i snapped the plate getting them off
     
  10. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Team Akoya saloon TDi Audi S8

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    You'll be fine.
    :D

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    Don't drill.
    If the holder don't work, bend the plate a bit and go with the others are saying.
    get some proper sticky tape stuff on there. you'll be fine.
     
  11. Monkey46

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    I've used velcro in the past, when I got my RS4 plate delete I used strong neodynium magnets from ebay mounted to the plaate and behind the plate delete :)

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