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Seat Mii faded number plates

Discussion in 'Mii Citycar' started by matt-b, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. matt-b

    matt-b Guest

    Hello

    This is my first post so be kind!

    Im after some help and advice really....

    I own a just over 2 year old Seat Mii.

    The number plates have started to fade very badly on both the front and the back.

    When my car had its service i mentioned it and they said the plates are not a warranty part and that the problem is sun bleaching, when i said i don`t see any other newish cars with this problem they said that number plates can "go at any time".

    Now i don't want to bash the British weather but its not been that sunny the last 2 years, its not as if the car is outside every day in Tenerife.

    My local dealer said they can replace them for £20 a set but its a 50 mile round trip which would be a massive pain to go just to have them bolted on.

    If anyone has any advice or thoughts i would be very grateful.


    Thanks, Matt

    (How can i upload a picture to show?)
     
  2. nightflight

    nightflight Active Member

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    Yep,
    Get yourself some better looking pressed plates for the same price, delivered to your door for free from eBay
    Something like this
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321445320196
    (Personally used and recommended)
     
    #2 nightflight, Jul 29, 2014
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  3. Josephine

    Josephine Active Member

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    You need to get your number plates changed, have a good looking number plate.
     
  4. kevlaa

    kevlaa altea stylance / fr looks

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    Just order some new ones online theres plenty of companies and designs to choose from etc then stick them on yourself it looks much neater than with screws in my opinion. Oops old post my bad!!
     
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  5. lil3520

    lil3520 IBIZA 1.9 TDI SPORT 08

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    I used a company called rocksoore. Great service and good price.

    Andy
     
  6. RDD

    RDD Active Member

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    You want to watch these pressed plates, while they claim they're 100% road legal I don't think they are and could land you with a fine or MOT failure if you get someone clued up.

    It's due to the legislation stating the following "The plate must be made of retroreflecting material", which metal plates aren't apparently, they also don't shatter in accordance with BS standards.

    Hotly debated subject.
     
  7. stu 157-330

    stu 157-330 Active Member

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    There was me thinking the craze with fancy number plates was old Skool now, I've got shortened ones with a sco badge on the end.. But the font's normal..
     

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