Front registration plate fixings?

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Front registration plate fixings?

Evening All,

Could I just double check owners simply stick their front registration plates directly onto the nose cone with suitable adhesive tape.  I've searched and found a couple of discussions on the topic which mention the tape, but no bracket designed to provide a flat mating surface for the plate?  Is this correct, straight onto the nose?

I've finally got my test date sorted, it's the end of March.  So in theory if she passes, I'll take my pre-prepared plates, plus paperwork and registered her immediately after the test, sticking the plates on in the test center park, ready to drive away taxed, tested and insured!

 

 

 

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Straight on to the nose. Sounds like you must have a more streamlined process than over here, we have to submit the paperwork from the IVA at a different location (or we did when I registered mine in 2002!!)
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Unibond No More Nails double sided tape has worked for me. 5 years on the nose one and still appears strongly held

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Got fed up stopping to collect the number plate after it was knocked off by the humps in the drive through the campus at work, so for the last 10 years mine has been held on by ties through the grille........

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Ordinary number plate sticky pads work fine.

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I used double sided tape for 8 years, but got fed up half ripping it off with my trouser leg in my tiny garage! This winter I drilled a couple of holes and used white plastic number plate bolts for extra security Smile

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3M high strength velcro tape from Screwfix. It also can be taken off (carefully) without damaging the paint.  

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Yeah it's pretty good here.

I went up to the test centre yesterday and chatted to the staff, we sorted the paperwork and date, plus paid for the test.  I got confirmation of a normal registration too, i.e. not a q plate.

I now just need to take it up at the end of March, the duration of the test is around 3hours.   If it passes I can do the registration paperwork immediately at the centre, they can issue the tax disc there an then.  I'll just get the log book in the post.  I hope it passes first time, so I can drive it back.

At the moment the only complexity I have is that my insurer won't cover me for the drive to the test centre as the car isn't registered.  I'm therefore trying to find a solution taking it there and picking it up if it fails.  Local recovery firms quoted 50+vat or 90+vat to transport the car, but the cheaper is used extensively by the Police to recover RTA, which take priority.  In the event an RTA occurs and they're pulled on to that I may forfeit my test etc. Not good.

 

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...my insurer won't cover me for the drive to the test centre as the car isn't registered.

Mainland insurers provide cover based on the VIN.  Have you suggested that to your insurer?

Good luck with the test!

JV

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High strength velcro to attach the front plate. Screw it or glue it & you could find the bottom of the nose cone ripped off if for any reason the number plate is hit or grounded.

As mentioned providing the chassis number to the insurance provider should cover the return journey to the test centre & indeed until receipt of the registration mark.