Knockin off number plates?

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Re: Knockin off number plates?

Unread post by smwhiskey » September 11th, 2015, 11:24 am

BennyT50 wrote:Shann Low,

Go to Supercheap, they have these number plate screws that will only let you insert them and they cannot then be removed.

Have put them on my cars and those of other family members.

The heads of the screw only has the slot at the head half way across - this lets you screw them in and since there is no slot on the other side, they cannot be removed.

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Re: Knockin off number plates?

Unread post by chris_stoffa » September 11th, 2015, 11:25 am

Grinder or centrepunch and very sharp drill .......... Carefully !

Or drill and ezyout

Its not that they cant be removed , they are designed to slow up the bad peeps ;)
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Re: Knockin off number plates?

Unread post by BennyT50 » September 11th, 2015, 1:40 pm

smwhisky,

I was able to remove them when I got a new car and wanted to change the personalised plates. It was a pain and took a long time, but by using 2 flat head screwdrivers wedged together, they eventually come out.

As said above, it is to deter, not prevent, theft. I took a long time for me to do it, so if a thief wanted them, I don't think they would spend the amount of time it took me to get them off. They would be exposed to anyone in the vicinity.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Knockin off number plates?

Unread post by Gary_M » September 11th, 2015, 2:14 pm

Never underestimate a thief, they can be tenacious. If only they used their tenacity for niceness instead of evil. Look at auto security, and how sooner or later they defeat it, and that knowledge trickles down.

As Benny said, he got them off, so sooner or later thieves will get them off too, but in seconds. I mean if worse comes to worst, I could probably just tear them off anyway.

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Re: Knockin off number plates?

Unread post by chris_stoffa » September 11th, 2015, 2:24 pm

A Dremel tool to cut a groove in them for a screwdriver tip works also.
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Re: Knockin off number plates?

Unread post by kerry460 » September 11th, 2015, 9:09 pm

G,,day .
just buy a damaged screw removal tool .
it is sort of a cross between a drill and an eazyout .
used anticlockwise .

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Re: Knockin off number plates?

Unread post by chris_stoffa » September 11th, 2015, 9:22 pm

^^^

Aldi had em for 6 bucks a couple of weeks ago
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Re: Knockin off number plates?

Unread post by BennyT50 » September 12th, 2015, 5:23 pm

Chris,

What did they look like? Need one for other reasons.

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Re: Knockin off number plates?

Unread post by chris_stoffa » September 12th, 2015, 6:12 pm

Benny


They be looking like this :D
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Re: Knockin off number plates?

Unread post by Shann Low » September 12th, 2015, 6:55 pm

Amazing the new tools available these days!.
More "stuff" I "need"!
I already have so much "stuff" that I can't FIND the damn stuff I already have... :rolleyes:
My memory's going, I am going to have to start labeling every drawer shelf and cupboard! :(
Damn annoying when you KNOW you have something but can't find it...ended up buying a new snig chain this week coz it was cheaper & quicker than spending a week tearing the shed apart to find the one I already have had for the last 30 years & only used within the last 6 months! :lol:
It's like "industrial blindness"....things can be in plain sight and I just can't 'see' them! :irked:
Missus walks in when I am swearing and cursing and asks - "is this what your looking for" - b!tch finds it in the first 30 seconds. Drives me nuts I tell ya! :crazy:
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Re: Knockin off number plates?

Unread post by BennyT50 » September 12th, 2015, 8:15 pm

Shann,

I am with you. Just found a few things today that I'd bought a few years ago but forgot about.

Maybe I am getting too old.

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