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Decent number plate supplier?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Will, 9 Sep 2009.

  1. Will

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Halesowen

    Am picking up a new car (well used, but new to me!) car next monday, and the number plates on the thing look a bit of a mess due to the relatively large and obvious block of text with the dealers details along the bottom of the plate.

    I am aware of the rules regarding the need to have the plate suppliers details on the bottom of the plates, but something more discreet than whats already on the car would be nice!

    Road legal and capable of passing the MOT is a must - Not after anything too fancy, no borders or stupid logos, just some nice plain plates with an EU logo and maybe 3d text.
     
  2. [TW]Fox

    Man of Honour

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    Local main dealer. Usually smart and reasonably professional looking plates.
     
  3. lukechad

    Sgarrista

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    Location: Burton-On-Trent

    As far as I know as long as the plate manufacturers name and postcode is readable then they are legal.

    I dont think not having them on is an MOT failure either. Is it?
     
  4. Fr0dders

    Caporegime

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    Location: West Yorks

    want chav plates ?

    www.demonplates.com

    << bad boi for life.

    But been as you dont want want fancy borders etc.. try your local motor spares place or your local dealer. Even halfords do them.
     
    Last edited: 9 Sep 2009
  5. [TW]Fox

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    That reminds me, what went through your mind when you ordered your plates MrLOL? They are beyond terrible. I mean what on earth is a Courney Sport Vectra and why is it on your numberplate beneath carbon effect 3d letters?
     
  6. Muffin`

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  7. Fr0dders

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    lol was wondering how long it would be before i got comments. Courtenay Sport are the company that did the remap.

    And i like my carbon 3d letters so they're staying :p
     
  8. [TW]Fox

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    I think I might put POWERBULBS DIRECT on mine as they are the company that supplied the visionplus bulbs I put in the high beam place.
     
  9. Lumeycom

    Wise Guy

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    what about Fap over 5 speed wipers? :E
     
  10. Fr0dders

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    there wont be room for that and your rolling advert for your favourite local BMW dealer as well ;)
     
  11. [TW]Fox

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    Eh?
     
  12. Leeum

    Wise Guy

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    Halfords will do you a decent set of 'clean' plates - the logo and post code at the bottom is barely noticeable - it's in a similar colour to the background. Will cost about £20 though. :/
     
  13. ste2005

    Hitman

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    get down to your local motor factors, mines charging £5 ish per plate, these are legal. All you need is your log book and license, i think
     
  14. The Edge

    Soldato

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    Location: Birmingham

    There are a number of suppliers on ebay.
     
  15. stoofa

    Capodecina

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    Location: Chatteris

    I know some people hate them - but Halfords.
    So OK, not the cheapest, but usually convenient.
    They do their postcode and dealer information in silver, so on the yellow background you honestly can hardly see it.

    Got a set from them on my car from when I added the personalised plate.
     
  16. Berger

    Capodecina

    Joined: 22 May 2003

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    Location: Wigan

    Halfords plates are expensive especially if you start adding things on like the EU logo.

    Think a basic plate is £14.95, so that's £30 for a pair..... I have used them in the past, were a bit cheaper back then and they were good plates though, didn't fade or peel/get that black stuff behind them like some do.
     
  17. Phil W

    Sgarrista

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    No 1 Show Plates - £16 delivered (pair).
     
  18. Tomsk

    Soldato

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    Location: Overground, underground..

    I've just had a front plate done by this company.
    Plate is plain white and the only other obvious information on it is the BS certification. I haven't even noticed if they've put their own name and postcode on it.