Some help needed please

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  1. ROB1CHELSEA1

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    I've changed my number plate with DVLA over to our new van but taking the number plate itself off the new van to replace with mine may cause some damage :Sad: there are no visible fixings so I assume it's been glued on :Doh:
    A lot of new cars look the same, am I missing something or is there an easy way to remove it?

    Rob.
     
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    Number plate

    Rob,
    I swap, plates all the time. When there are no visible fixings they will have used super sticky tape.

    Phil
     
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    Try this.....

    A mate that used to work doing body repairs suggested getting a piece of thin wire (like a cheese-wire) and getting it behind the edges of the plate and then gently sawing it along, pulling the wire up and down, so that you cut through the adhesive but didn't actually rub against the bodywork behind the plate.
     
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    This super sticky tape, will it cause any damage if I just pull hard enough?
     
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    If you don't need the old plates why take them off. I stuck my personalised plates to the originals. Otherwise, just start lifting the plate at one end. The sticky pads will give in, eventually.
     
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    HI.
    To remove bonded on plates:-

    Take about 20/30 inches of very strong fishing line (about 20/40 lb breaking strain). Wearing stout gloves, wrap each end around your hands, and holding it tightly, slide it between number plate and bumper. Using a sawing motion drag it along, cutting through the adhesive strips in the process. Hey Presto, number plate safely removed.

    You should be able to purchase new special adhesive tape from any number plate supplier. Do not use domestic double sided adhesive tape as it will not be up to it.

    When fitting new plates ensure that all surfaces are chemically clean to ensure perfect adhesion.

    If you have difficulty sourcing the correct fitting tape, PM me, I have probably got some left from when I used to manufacture number plates.

    Hope that this helps.

    David.
     
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    FANTASTIC INFO, thank you :thumb:
     
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    But why should you want to keep the same number? Memory problems? Lack of imagination?

    Look to the future (end of the season) and get Rob1Arsenal1(st) :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I always take em off the easy way.. Hair driver and a constant pull ( but I have finger nails like pick axes )
     
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    agreed a piece of fishing wire between 2 sticks like a cheese wire and warm the plate with a hair drier

    fixing pads in any car accessory shop or halfords for a couple of quid
     
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    ????????

    :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1: :Rofl1:


    JJ :Cool:
     
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    HEAT GUN TO SOFTEN THE GLUE:thumb:
     
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    I was perfectly serious. I don't think Chelsea will win it this year :Laughing:
     
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    No wire? No fishing line? I used double dental floss to 'saw' the one off of our caravan :Smile: Jane
     
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