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Number Plates - Gel Resin or Pressed Metal?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by Harber96, Nov 26, 2018.

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Gel Resin or Pressed Metal?

  1. Gel Resin

    75.0%
  2. Pressed Metal

    8.3%
  3. Neither! You fool...

    16.7%
  1. Harber96

    Harber96 Active Member

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    Hi guys,

    I am going to upgrade my number plates and cannot choose between resin gel or metal... I have owned metal plates in the past, and I have known them to chip away pretty easy so I am looking at my options.

    Let me know what you have, and what your experiences are! And dont be afraid to drop any recommendations in there either :)
     
  2. zeffania

    zeffania Active Member

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    Only had pressed metal and they are starting to age. Thinking of changing to gel myself, but I used a sharpie to get an extra bit of life out of the pressed metal :lol:
     
  3. X3RN

    X3RN Active Member

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    I've personally got Gel Resin plates and I think they look great. I don't really like metal pressed plates at all.
     
  4. Tigerobe

    Tigerobe Active Member

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    I got metal plates and they look really good, only downside was they refused to stick on to the rear of the car, despite following the correct method etc, ended up screwing them in! Still look good every time I see them


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  5. Harber96

    Harber96 Active Member

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    I am soo grateful that you mentioned that! I have had to do this myself multiple times. And under a bright light, it makes the plates look extremely patchy! Haha
     
  6. Harber96

    Harber96 Active Member

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    I really love how they look too. I just worry about chipping? Would a relatively large stone damage the surface do you think?
     
  7. X3RN

    X3RN Active Member

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    I think they're as durable if not more durable than regular number plates, They almost have a slight spongy feel to them. I think if they were hit by stones, The stones would just bounce straight back off.
     
  8. Naylor92

    Naylor92 Active Member

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    I have the carbon gel plates from demon plates I think it was. Had them around 3 years now. Very good quality.
     
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  9. SRGTD

    SRGTD Active Member

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    Slightly off topic, but when I bought a new car in the early 1980’s, pressed metal plates were the norm. I declined the dealer’s offer of having perspex plates, as they were going to charge me extra for them ☹️.

    To answer the OP’s question; I’d choose the gel plates.
     
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  10. Brimfull

    Brimfull Active Member

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    Pressed plates only look right on cars from the 80's

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  11. R4CK5

    R4CK5 Active Member

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    I've had pressed metal plates on my last 3 cars, I haven't had any new plates made for the leon though.

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