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anti theft plates

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Tingtangmakadingdong, 11 Mar 2010.

  1. Tingtangmakadingdong

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  2. Berger

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    Just rip them out taking your bumper plastic with them using a pry bar..... would last all of 5 seconds.
     
  3. Meatball

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    You'll be better off just using tamper proof screws, your local Safer Neighbourhoods team can usually supply them free.
     
  4. rypt

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    Both of mine are just held on by sticky tape lol, if someone wants to steal them then then I'd rather they didn't damage the car - besides they are only £10 to replace off ebay.
     
  5. Fr0dders

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  6. Tingtangmakadingdong

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    i am more concerned about what they do with my plates once their off ie using plates on stolen car with my plates to rob, steal petrol, do hoodie stuff ;) etc
     
  7. MikeHunt79

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    I'm tempted to use a hot glue gun to attach my plates, at least they would prove to be a bit of a challenge... ;)
     
  8. Fr0dders

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    and would melt your bumper

    err .. no :p bad idea.
     
  9. Tingtangmakadingdong

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    I still don’t know why we can’t put flame throwers and electric shock points on our cars, unlike South Africa :D
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  10. rypt

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    I really don't care what some chavs do with my plates were they to steal them, end of the day it is not me doing it - I'd be elsewhere, probably at uni, or with some friends, or posting on ocuk - besides, chavs are unlikely to have a read st182 celica.

    Why steal plates anyway, you can just buy some for £10 - no questions asked
     
  11. BigglesPiP

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    You all know that most numberplate theft doesn't involve stealing the physical plates right?
     
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  12. rypt

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    Yup, it involves buying them off ebay for £10 :D
     
  13. MikeHunt79

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    My bumper is faded and cracked anyway, I can't really make it any worse... :p
     
  14. IAmATeaf

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    Interesting red there :)

    You know that plates are nicked so that they can save a tenner and then wack them onto a similar car with all offences being clocked to you as the registered owner of said car with your plates :)
     
  15. Thomas. PLease.

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    Don't see the point in these. If the scrotes are set on cloning your car they dont the plates to do it? notepad, go online buy some plates job done.
     
  16. rypt

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    Thing is though, seeing as I wouldn't have clocked that offence I don't care
     
  17. IAmATeaf

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    You will do when letters start coming through saying payup with the onus on you to prove that it wasn't you or your car.
     
  18. IAmATeaf

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    What make a simple schoolboy error and leave a path back, I think not :)
     
  19. MikeHunt79

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    And the person who bought them on ebay has there name and address logged so they are traceable.

    If they are physically stolen, then the thief is untraceable...
     
  20. rypt

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    How are they (police) going to know you (the thief) bought the plates of ebay, and where you bought them from?

    Mine don't say anything other than my reg number on them, and have all the correct BS AU stamps etc