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A Pressing Engagement
#1
I think I will be replacing the normal Reg Plates with the pressed version just like I did on my BMW 1 series many moons ago.

The rear (yellow) crisp and clean devoid of any advertising and unsightly screw caps, sure looks good and I think it will enhance the aesthetics of the van also
   

I had to bend the plates somewhat to make them fit the curve of the bumpers...I haven't checked yet but maybe the Berlingo (front at least) will need some level of curvature. So to achieve this (given that these plates are quite flimsy) I called in the assistance of one of the War Department's kitchen utensils....does the job perfectly....shush say nothing  Smile Taking it slowly and gently rolling the metal plate over the top of the pin from left to right gave me the gentle curvature I was seeking. 
   
It may seem a lot of trouble to go to just to fit a licence plate but without screws it puts a lot less strain on the adhesive tapes.


Although its a matter of personal taste, I am quite taken with this style of licence plate. Cost around £30, so I suppose they are not cheap, but they do enhance the appearance of the car/van somewhat.
Equally some might say that this was an awful lot of trouble to go to just to fit a couple of number plates, perhaps they're right, but if a job is worth doing then why not do the thing right!

I hope this is of some help for folks looking to bend their new metallic plates to suit curved bumpers


“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” 
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#2
I'm a fan of the metal plates, usually do mine when there 's a couple of quid left in the paypal account.

Apart from looking better, one of the reason I fit them is the local little thugs have been know to torch a car by using a lighter on the numberplate
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#3
LOL Remind me not to buy a house in Wrexham....hahahaha 
Yeah the metal plates do look good and they are MOT Legal more to the point.
I put them on because I am not a lover of the normal style of plates where by most of the time they have big dealer garage advertising splashed across them...These are clean and dont have the screw holes which I'm also not a fan of...
I use good strong double sided foam tapes and secondary d/s tape to get really strong adhesion see below
   
Regards
C


“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” 
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A legitimate UK number plate should have the manufacturer and postcode of the supplier on there for the BS AU 145 d standard which should also be marked on the plate. It doesn't bother me that they don't I'm just pointing it out, lots of the "customised" Civic and Subarus round here drive round with their front plate in the front windscreen.
So where does this bit go then ?
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#5
TRUE....These pressed plates have all the necessaries but they are etched and are discreet...
and don't detract from the plate in any way Smile


“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” 
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