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Rear number plate

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by mattyb6, May 26, 2013.

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    How have you guys got ya rear plate fixed on?

    mine has the original Newcastle audi showroom plate surrounds on and they look ****.
    so bought so number plate screws a while ago from eBay. Today I removed the rear plate to find the surround was bolted on with 2 10mm bolts.

    but I want the proper number plate screws with the coloured caps.

    whats best I do? Just drill new holes o suite the the screw into the boot lid and fill the old holes?

    im not using sticky pads 1. I have extremely bad luck with them
    2. I'm probably going to paint the boot soon anyway so easier to remove screws.
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    I have just had to re-do the fixings on my boot as someone had snapped metal bolts off in the standard threaded fixings. I drilled out the original fittings and replaced them with rivnuts which are internally threaded rivets. Worked a treat.
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    Cheers greeny.
    Il be getting some pressed plates too.
    The screws I've got are self taping so might just put them in. Then if I come across some rivinuts or something similar il get some.

    Il just get the drill out tomorrow ;)

    same for the front too :p
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    krisavant 4th set of a wheels in a year

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    How i did mine..
    Scored the back of my pressed plate then 2 sticky pads just for positioning then 2 lines of tigerseal.
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    I've got tiger seal but won't it ruin the paint if I ever have to remove it?
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    Walking past our local Halfords a while back and one of their staff was trying to remove the rear number plate from a car using what I can only describe as a massive screwdriver brute force and leverage. Hate to think what it did to the bodywork underneath.
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    Well it's used for bonding spoilers, side skirts, door mouldings on etc, so it's not supposed to come off. That's why I used it, but then again I don't intend to remove my plate. Probably will be murder removing it off the paint.
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    I put pressed plates on mine in a set on ingoldstat number plate surrounds of audi. They finish it off nicely imho
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    I use Halfords sticky pads, I have done for years and *touch wood* I've never lost a plate. Worst case, it's a tenner for a new one. Far preferable to some mega glue you'll never get off...
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    Plain black plate holder screwed with self tappers and pressed plate inside for me.
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    I might find some carbon surrounds and pressed plates. Then I can use my original 10mm bolt holes.
    failing that just use 2 self tappers ;)

    while I'm at it does any one know what the best bulbs are for the reg plate, I'm after bright white LEDs
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