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Drilling new laminated plastic number plates

Discussion in 'Car Repairs / Maintenance' started by EddieM, 30 May 2019.

  1. EddieM

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    Just for someone in future, when drilling laminated plastic number plates, drill very slowly, otherwise you delaminate them, as ahem, I just did :(
     
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    Oh dear! Clamp some timber onto the plate next time and drill through both.
    John :)
     
  3. EddieM

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    Just take it real slow you'll be reet, I'll see how it fares. Although next time, I think I'll tape them up tight first.
     
  4. EddieM

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    .. and make sure your drill is sharp! I stick mine on with double sides tape now - haven't had one fall off yet.

    Peter
     
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    Me too, just make sure the plate is level before it contacts the panel, adhesion is usually instantaneous :cautious:
     
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  7. Keithmac

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    Drill it from the back..
     
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  8. EddieM

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    Still pulls 'em apart if you don't go slow.
     
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    Yep, there's a knack to it, plenty of pressure and slow drill speed as you say.

    Can you roll it again or is it knackered?.
     
  10. EddieM

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    It's fine for the time being, if it doesn't last so be it I'll get another, the front plate was fine. I guess maybe they're designed to delaminate fairly easily in the event of some tea leaf trying to prise them off, but I don't know if that's true.
     
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    Just use red hot screwdiver, no drilling required.
     
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