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Number Plates

Discussion in 'The Beauty Parlour' started by Bazza, May 31, 2014.

  1. Bazza

    Bazza Zorg Guru (IV)
    Supporter British Zeds The West Country

    Oct 15, 2013
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    Verwood Dorset
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    2.8 Roadster
    Have read on a couple off forums that some Zedders have problems with number plates becoming loose
    from the double side sticky tap. could not see what the problem was until I moved Zelda out of the garage:eek: and then I saw it number plate ends started to detach from the backing:rolleyes:, so decided to take plate of and re-fix but then it struck me:nailbiting: the plate material is plastic so it needs a bit of moulding for the backing plate see photo's as to how I fixed it.
    1st fill sink with hot water and suspend plate with weight this will mould plate to wanted shape being plastic it will retain this shape it took me about 10 min's
    2nd keep checking for desired shape when obtained dry and then fix with the usual double sided tap;)

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  2. Brian H

    Brian H Zorg Guru (V)
    British Zeds Scottish Zeds

    Dec 5, 2011
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    Great tip Bazza, I used a hair dryer to heat the centre of the plate and then bent the plate around my knee until the plate cooled.
  3. GazHyde

    GazHyde The Gaz Monkey
    Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator British Zeds

    Dec 2, 2011
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    Much better than my attempt to try something similar. I bought new plates when I put my private plate on a while back. Started to bend them as soon as I got them home, but should have left it a while longer it peeled straight away.

    With the latest front plate I have I doubled the sticky strips up on each end as that helps reduce the angle it needs to bend. Ended up with about 5mm on the extreme ends of the plates, and then 2.5mm a few inches in from that, with nothing in the central section. No issues so far though.

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