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#1 Lester1102

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Posted 10 August 2013 - 11:26 PM

Hi all I was in Newquay the other week and saw a very nice car with punched license plates the numbers were in a high gloss black finish and were really raised so I though I would take a look at who made them all I could see was a company name called uniplates they have a website but nothing loads so I can't check out there stuff and I was wondering if anyone knows of any other good places to get these sort of plates I bought some for my last car off eBay but they weren't so good came with matt black numbers and were pretty flat so all suggestions would be welcome

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:13 AM

A friend of mine recommends a site called DubMeister.. I think they come matt black but it might be worth emailing them and asking? Their plates comply with uk laws as well so keeps pc plod happy (:

http://www.dubmeiste...k-legal-plates/

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 12:37 AM

A friend of mine recommends a site called DubMeister.. I think they come matt black but it might be worth emailing them and asking? Their plates comply with uk laws as well so keeps pc plod happy (:

http://www.dubmeiste...k-legal-plates/

 

I'm happy, does that count? :D



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 09:52 AM

Hi all I was in Newquay the other week and saw a very nice car with punched license plates the numbers were in a high gloss black finish and were really raised so I though I would take a look at who made them all I could see was a company name called uniplates they have a website but nothing loads so I can't check out there stuff and I was wondering if anyone knows of any other good places to get these sort of plates I bought some for my last car off eBay but they weren't so good came with matt black numbers and were pretty flat so all suggestions would be welcome

I've fitted steel pressed plates purchased from WWW.eireplates.ie
I've then secured them with a set of richbrook ford anti-theft screws purchased from WWW.priracing.co.uk using 20% discount code: richbrook20
This combination of steel pressed plates with anti-theft screws makes your reg easily recognisable even if stolen and burned

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:24 PM

 
I'm happy, does that count? :D


Are you a man of the law? Just as well I decided against the choice words I used to describe the jobs worth copper who just cost me an extra £500 on my car insurance renewal :P haha

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:35 PM

I am indeed.
I'm more laidback but will carry out my job with no bias or favouritism.
I assume your plate wasn't street legal at some point?

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:41 PM

Noo my cars are always legal :) I'm in the Army so to get a car permit to park on barracks the transport officer goes over everything about the car with a fine tooth comb.. Even checking all mods are declared on insurance!

Nah I got 3 points for not indicating on a roundabout :S the offence code given was "MS60 - Offence not covered by other codes".. Sucks but I don't have time to fight it as on only on 2 weeks R&R..

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:46 PM

Usually in my region the MS60 is referred to as the attitude test offence.

They must have been having a boring shift.

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 04:55 PM

Ive had ally pressed plates on a couple of my motors and not had any bother off police, but I know a few who have, as long as they have the correct details on, poscode and bs au number, are correctly spaced the white and yellow are of the correct reflective qualities and the font is correct you should be fine, one of the bigger pressed plate company,s say if you get any problem, they will fight for you in court, think sometimes its certain officers not knowing the Law in the first place then peoples backs go up and the result is a really lame fine. on the other hand tho if you mess with your plate spacing and font you deserve the fine you will get eventually.



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Posted 11 August 2013 - 05:12 PM

A non legal plate just cries "Pull me".

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 11:29 PM

I wish south Yorkshire police would have a clamp down on illegal plates, it's getting stupid round here, every time I go out I see at least 2 cars with dodgy looking spacings, making them almost impossible to read with the naked eye, heaven knows what the ANPR would make of them.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 01:20 AM

IKR! How do bikes get away with them tiny plates? And on a Sunday night all the boy racers meet up on the seafront here, most have plates with not only bad spacing, but wrong fonts, coloured letters etc some choose not even to display front plates and they drive past the camped up traffic coppers no worries..

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:02 AM

I have just bought some 3d resin license plates and should get them by Thursday or Friday I will post picks when they arrive

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 06:59 AM

IKR! How do bikes get away with them tiny plates? And on a Sunday night all the boy racers meet up on the seafront here, most have plates with not only bad spacing, but wrong fonts, coloured letters etc some choose not even to display front plates and they drive past the camped up traffic coppers no worries..

Safety in numbers perhaps,
They remove front plate over here too, and display it in the windscreen instead,
That or the purchase Irish plates but German style with the German stamps in the center usually the VAG drivers

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:54 AM

In the UK it's actually illegal to not have the plates fitted correctly.
Resting on the dash is not allowed but does seem to be ignored.

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