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  1. Mustang 24-7

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    Hi,

    First time posting (new to all the forum world) and looking for some advice.

    I am thinking about going for a private plate and looking for any recommendations of where to get new plates printed in the UK? Lots online but not sure about quality etc.

    Appreciate any advice.

    Thanks :thumbsup:
     
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    Technically, you should only use one of the suppliers listed on the DVLA guidance.

    I’ve used plates4cars successfully in the past.
     
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    Great -- thanks :thumbsup:
     
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    Happened to stumble across photos of mine yesterday so thought I'd post. The first 2 images are plates from "number1plates" which I didn't like so didn't fit them. They were missing the black border and felt too solid to bend on the front bumper.

    plates1.jpg plates2.jpg

    The next 3 photos are the plates from "ukmetalplates" and are what I currently have on the car. A much more pleasing finish and they are thin/light enough to put a nice bend in for the front. They do look great!

    plates3.jpg plates4.jpg plates5.jpg 20190811-1.jpg
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    Oh, and welcome to the forum!
     
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    Same, I have a set of metal plates with the black line. Got many compliments from other on them.
     
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    That looks shit hot! I was only talking about removing the massive plinth from the front of the car over the weekend. How are they secured to the car? What sixe did you go for? My reg would allow the 46cm, assume its still legal as the lettering would be the same size.
     
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    Haha thanks :rockon:

    Yea, gotta bin the ghastly bracket! Makes a huge difference. It's just standard double sided tape holding it on (this stuff https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009IQCET2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1). I think i put 4-6 strips vertically along the back then just stuck it in place - had no issues. Surface was cleaned with IPA before I stuck anything down. I doubled up on the rear plate and stuck over the little raised bumps - where screws would normally go.
     
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    Just make sure you slightly bend the plate to fit the car front and back if you use sticky stuff
     
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    i used granville silicon sealant on my plates as the front one fell off (in the works car park ooo the shame) and the rear was making a bid for freedom as well. Used the silicon on my MR2 plates and t-bar seals - it's pretty damn good!
     
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    Metal plate, bent to fit and stuck on with 3 strips of Velcro.

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    It’s surprising how much a nice plate with no adverts and makers name etc can improve the look of something so basic :like:

    The standard mustang plinths are hideous - they look like a homemade afterthought ... :frown:

    WD :like:
     
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    Thanks for all the posts -- really appreciated :thumbsup:
     
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    Here’s mine ... 3E8DA823-1F78-4406-B024-81A08EB5FCBB.jpeg
     
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