Road legal plates

snatch

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I’d like to replace my number plates (so they are clean of local dealers contact details)

Anyone have any recommendations for where to buy a good quality (road legal) replacement set?
 

RGBARGEE

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Plates must have the producers Postcode stamped on them and the producer will probably want to see your V5. Make sure you go for those nice EU plates for a modern look.
 

zippster

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I use http://www.demonplates.com all the time, its a chap from piston heads too and very good quality, delivery time and 100% legal.

I use the domed black plate type.

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RGBARGEE

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The British Standard for number plates

The British Standard sets out the characteristics of
the number plate. This includes visibility, strength and reflectivity. To meet the British Standard, each number plate must be permanently and legibly marked with the following information:

  • the British Standard number (currently BS AU 145d)

  • the name, trademark or other way of identifying the

    manufacturer or supplier

  • the name and postcode of the supplying outlet.
 

DW81

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I use these ones, car as been mot’d with them on and had plod behind me on many occasions and not been stopped. Fitted inside the Audi sport number plate surround. Plus no tacky EU symbols
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Shawn8V

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Got my set from platesforcars, it’s an Ireland based company andand can do road legal/show plates (both can have the legal Bs au standards but it’s written very small so you can’t see it from afar ).
They don’t ask for v5 document but they do have a disclaimer saying they share/willing to share details with the police is required to do so.

Very good quality plates even for the standard plates
 

kcpism

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I use these ones, car as been mot’d with them on and had plod behind me on many occasions and not been stopped. Fitted inside the Audi sport number plate surround. Plus no tacky EU symbols
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Not technically legal unless your car was registered before 1972!

I doubt the plod could be bothered to pull you over unless they had good reason to do so and it 'should' have been picked up at MOT time. Luckily for you it didn't, I am sure it just would have saved everyone time and effort for you only to switch them back again anyway! :icon thumright:
 

Shawn8V

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Because it’s important to Audi to maintain free access to the uk and an exchange rate that helps sell cars. We all like Audis and in case you haven’t noticed, prices have gone up rather a lot.

Sorry haven’t really paid attention to new car prices, Then again prices going up is just well part of like I guess ain’t it.
 

DW81

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:icon thumright::icon thumright:
Not technically legal unless your car was registered before 1972!

I doubt the plod could be bothered to pull you over unless they had good reason to do so and it 'should' have been picked up at MOT time. Luckily for you it didn't, I am sure it just would have saved everyone time and effort for you only to switch them back again anyway! :icon thumright:

Used these same plate on my previous Audi again no problems, I’m sure there more interested to pull you over if you drive around with your front plate wedged up on the dashboard or truly small and illegal plates on your car:icon thumright:
 

RGBARGEE

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txosbi

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Got my set from platesforcars, it’s an Ireland based company andand can do road legal/show plates (both can have the legal Bs au standards but it’s written very small so you can’t see it from afar ).
They don’t ask for v5 document but they do have a disclaimer saying they share/willing to share details with the police is required to do so.

Very good quality plates even for the standard plates

Got mine from here as well, very pleased with them.
 

teslaboy

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I do a fair bit of Euro driving and now with the new RS its numbet plate no longer has the EU mark, which means I have to put those annoying magnetic UK badges on every time I pop over to Europe.
However I did vote leave so best get used to it.
 

techaddict

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Sorry for the stupid question (not sorry to bring the topic back to the OP's subject though!) - I thought that the flag had to be from the registered country of the car?

Now before you beat on me, I now realise that's not true as some have the European mark. If that's the case, why bother? In case someone from the US/outside EU drives their car on European roads? (how dare they!)



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Callump01

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What even happened to this thread :wtf: @Sandra

OP, here are the plates I bought - https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/Set-of-Pre...iid=273091646563&_trksid=p2047675.m4097.l9055

They're currently sold out, but the seller does have other ones for sale. I'd say they are definitely legal as I had an unfortunate run-in with the plod a couple of months ago who issued me a section 59 notice and checked over my car with a fine tooth comb after they didn't like the noise of my PCW-modded exhaust... they looked specifically at the plate (for the markings) and then told me it was fine.
 

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Gnasher

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Not technically legal unless your car was registered before 1972!

I doubt the plod could be bothered to pull you over unless they had good reason to do so and it 'should' have been picked up at MOT time. Luckily for you it didn't, I am sure it just would have saved everyone time and effort for you only to switch them back again anyway! :icon thumright:

@kcpism just out of interest, why do you believe these are only legal on pre 1973 cars?
 

Callump01

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@kcpism just out of interest, why do you believe these are only legal on pre 1973 cars?

I believe that is only true for the metal plates that have a black background and white/silver text like this:

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DW81

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Like I’ve said before running pressed plates on this car and my TTS previous to this one and not one single problem come mot time etc. They have a postcode stamp on them and have the correct font size and plate size.
 

Gnasher

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Part of the reason I asked - running pressed plates on my cars for 10+ years with no issues, all road legal with the correct information on them.
 

kcpism

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@kcpism just out of interest, why do you believe these are only legal on pre 1973 cars?
I believe that is only true for the metal plates that have a black background and white/silver text like this:

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Like I’ve said before running pressed plates on this car and my TTS previous to this one and not one single problem come mot time etc. They have a postcode stamp on them and have the correct font size and plate size.
Part of the reason I asked - running pressed plates on my cars for 10+ years with no issues, all road legal with the correct information on them.

Are pressed number plates legal for modern vehicles?
Guidelines for the display of number plates for vehicles registered from March 21st 2001 are detailed under British Standard BS AU 145d. As per these guidelines number plates must be made of reflective material (not retroactively made reflective by treatment). Aluminium, which traditionally makes up pressed number plates, does not meet this standard.

Another standard requires the material to be flexible, and must be able to spring back to its original shape if bent. Metal plates cannot do this.

These two requirements means that pressed metal number plates are effectively illegal for any modern vehicle.

Answer: No

Info from here: https://www.nationalnumbers.co.uk/blog/2015/12/legal-pressed-plates.html
 

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Are pressed number plates legal for modern vehicles?
Guidelines for the display of number plates for vehicles registered from March 21st 2001 are detailed under British Standard BS AU 145d. As per these guidelines number plates must be made of reflective material (not retroactively made reflective by treatment). Aluminium, which traditionally makes up pressed number plates, does not meet this standard.

Another standard requires the material to be flexible, and must be able to spring back to its original shape if bent. Metal plates cannot do this.

These two requirements means that pressed metal number plates are effectively illegal for any modern vehicle.

Answer: No

Info from here: https://www.nationalnumbers.co.uk/blog/2015/12/legal-pressed-plates.html

An excerpt from DVLA website:

"Rules for number plates

Your number plates should:

- be made from a reflective material
- display black characters on a white background (front plate)
- display black characters on a yellow background (rear plate)
- not have a background pattern

Characters on a number plate can be 3D."

And link below:

https://www.gov.uk/displaying-number-plates/rules-number-plates

Plus, if you read the INF104 (link below) it does not mention anywhere about the "retroactively made reflective by treatment"

https://assets.publishing.service.g...stration-numbers-and_number-plates-inf104.pdf
 
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