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With these holders I got they just clip in so no security. I wanted just a discreet slim plate holder so it looks clean near enough the same as if I stuck it on. 
[mention=103154]LondonFiesta[/mention] that's scary as I live in North London. Would of thought It would be less likely for someone to take a private plate. Had my car for over 2 years and haven't had a problem with plates but you never know. I might stick some adhesive pads on the holder to hold it on tighter. Might not do much but it's something. 


The police have a few theories, mainly the plates get used for transporting stolen cars as the thieves know that you’ve taxed and insured it so ANPR won’t ping. Also for ringing but less likely.

The annoying thing is the amount of parking tickets, congestion charge and being pulled over that happens. I sorted it last time by being issued a new reg by DVLA for free. Haven’t seen anything on the last set (diff car) but no doubt I’ll get pulled over loads. Can’t complain as they are doing their job but it’s always tense until they get the crime ref as they don’t know whether you’re the criminal or not.

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What's the thinking behind private plates not being stolen? I can't see the logic in it, a plate is a plate. If they are going to clone a car then it really doesn't matter what the VRM is as long as it matches the car they have chosen to put it on.

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Private plates attract attention so more likely to draw a traffic cops eye.  They're also more memorable, if you spot some dodgy driving without a camera around you're more likely to be able to relay  that plate to the police than any old generic 'AK64 FRG' etc...

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6 hours ago, Jonro2009 said:

What's the thinking behind private plates not being stolen? I can't see the logic in it, a plate is a plate. If they are going to clone a car then it really doesn't matter what the VRM is as long as it matches the car they have chosen to put it on.

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I honestly don't know now 😂. I might blur out half the plate like you said when posting pictures online. With me I don't think I park in secluded places but you never know with people. 

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Hopefully tomorrow will fit the plates on. Today had a go trying to remove polish residue off the textured plastic on the roof. Used a toothbrush and soapy water. Looks to have removed most of it. Also cleaned the leather and hoovered the carpets 

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Private plate fitted on the dezentofix plate holder. Am actually a little nervous about the holders. Back one looks good. The side and bottom hooks are over the plate. The top hooks are just on the edge of the plate which gets me however if I try to move the plate up in the holder it doesn't budge so must be set in place and won't be going anywhere. _20190815_190648.thumb.JPG.39cdd82cea34beb93a058de041b4032f.JPG

 

Now the front holder seems to give more of a worry to me. All hooks are on however the top hooks are not. The front is curved which gives this problem. Fitted double sided tap on the springs which push the plate to the hooks so those hopefully help keep it in place. Only way it'll come out is up which Id wonder how. _20190815_190514.thumb.JPG.528e0beaca1c4efe27c548cc59e63195.JPG

 

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So from here you can see the top hooks are out from the front however the side and bottom hooks are in. DSC_0386.thumb.JPG.5bbf56a4dc4949f136c5f9e52786e99e.JPGDSC_0385.thumb.JPG.f237e718a6d752c4eb9cdb8bebd78be5.JPG

 

Rear plate the top hooks are just grabbing the plate and the other ones on the side and bottom are holding it. DSC_0387.thumb.JPG.b1ee937e8ced20164a3a0b87785780c2.JPGDSC_0388.thumb.JPG.b497a79bf1c0541b46f283271642f7dd.JPG

 

 

Is this something to worry about? Good thing is the plate isn't able to move up when I push it up on both front and back so hopefully shows its secured. Front plate has tape on the springs which make contact to the plate 😩

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The front plate is the one that is likely to come off if either one is going to, just due to the fact it hits the oncoming air.

i would say that as long as their isn’t some tape on the back of the plate and the holder you will be ok. It has to be direct contact though

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10 hours ago, Jonro2009 said:

The front plate is the one that is likely to come off if either one is going to, just due to the fact it hits the oncoming air.

i would say that as long as their isn’t some tape on the back of the plate and the holder you will be ok. It has to be direct contact though

Thanks jonro 👍. With the front holder I put double sided tape on the springs which make contact behind the plate. It's most likely that the curvature of the front bumper causing it to pull out from the top hooks however it's securely in the side and bottom hooks. 

The double sided tape is on these springs (labelled below) which push up against the plate. Dad clamped the plate down for a good 2 hours so the tape made proper contact behind and hopefully set behind. 

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The rear because its more flat is making contact on all hooks. The top hooks just are contacting the plate however I'm not able to budge them with I push it up so hopefully they are secure. Same thing with the front

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