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Sportback Gloss black number plate holder

seanick Dec 7, 2018

  1. seanick

    seanick Active Member

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    Hi guys,

    Anyone on here have for sale or know where I might be able to source a gloss black plate surround ? Planning cutting one down for a shorter plate.

    Thanks ⚡️
     
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  3. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Shorter plate on the front or back? I might have a plan for you if it’s for the front :p
     
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  4. billymc92

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    I know your plan already :sunglasses: great minds think alike haha
     
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  5. seanick

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    Front fella...im all ears

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  6. seanick

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    Lol...sounds ominous

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  7. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Here you go... use an old number plate (ideal) or any plastic for this. I cut the old plate slightly smaller than the short plate I’ve got, drilled 4 holes so it fixes into the 4 threaded holes you have in the grill once the plate backing plate is gone. Bought some decent Velcro off of eBay and stuck on.

    Best solution I found by far, I tried cutting holders down and I made it work but it never looked the best. I’ve always got plate holders on my cars but this looks so much better, it’s edgeless.. total transformation from what it was like with a cut down holder.

    It’s been on there since April, the seller on eBay said the self-adhesive Velcro wasn’t water proof but it’s worked perfectly and will certainly last years.

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  8. seanick

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    Looks like its worth a try...thanks lad

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  9. Phil3

    Phil3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Saloon

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    Mines in the exact same way as AN’s and with the velcro it isn’t going anywhere... as said, looks way better too :icon thumright:
     
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  10. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    I’m setting a trend here by the looks ;)
     
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  11. savo

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    Purchased these on eBay £16.50 incl p&p
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  14. savo

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    No, I was lucky enough to be able to use the two original holes from the plate I took off.
     
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    Just to add it’s a 340mm plate
     
  16. kkp0897

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    Anyone could have that off without a clean break in the plate. Let’s hope you like parking fines and speeding tickets!
     
  17. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Same with any plate holders isn’t it? Pop the bottom off and it’s in your hands!

    Plate gets stolen? Not a problem will dial 999 and tell them, if my car all of a sudden is in Glasgow robbing banks and mine is cosy in the garage with the security equipment proving so bases are covered.
     
  18. Phil3

    Phil3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Saloon

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    If someone wanted a plate off a car it’s not particularity a hard job, most are held on with 2 screws, you can have them off in 10 seconds... I’m guessing those people must be fans of parking fines and speeding tickets too?
     
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    I beg to differ, not if they are ‘securely’ screwed in.

    Why make the situation difficult for yourself and have to manage endless paperwork if the situation occurred, heaven forbid.

    The push lock holder would’ve been a more elegant solution
     
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  20. kkp0897

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    10 seconds? Either you’re being wholly unrealistic or you’re well versed. As above post, if held securely chances are they’re not coming off swiftly and damaged / mangled at the very least therefore rendered useless.

    Good luck
     
  21. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    I’ve had a holder for the front and still have one on the rear. A holder for a shirt plate is not a nice thing, they’ve got to be cut down and therefore have a cut right down the middle still when on the car.

    I’d rather take the risk that somebody is going to decide to spend 10 seconds less taking my plate off than the one held on with 2 screws next to me than have a big bulky ugly holder in the grill. I always use holders but in this case, no.

    The only hope you’ve got of damaging a plate on removal is if it is very heavily stuck on with adhesive. The Audi Sport holders, you just release 3 poppers on the bottom edge and the plate comes out. The idea of plate holders is easy release with no holes, nothing is safe.

    Also nothing stopping your average scum going on eBay and buying a £10 set of plates because these companies very rarely ask for proof of ownership.
     
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  22. Phil3

    Phil3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Saloon

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    To be fair I’ve never tried to time myself removing a couple of number plate screws... but yes, I’d be confident of removing them in seconds if that was my goal to take them. A couple of screws, held in by say 5 threads, doesn’t take much effort mate

    As AN’s said, if someone wants your plates, there’s various ways they can get them, and you can’t stop it happening unfortunately
     
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  23. ZN7

    ZN7 Member Team Glacier Audi RS3

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    I just put new plates on as I wanted rid of the ugly dealer ones and it does literally take a matter of seconds
     
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