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Old 06-01-2006, 12:31 AM   #11
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eh... dontchoo have tabs up der?
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Old 06-01-2006, 12:32 AM   #12
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eh... dontchoo have tabs up der?
Some states (and it looks like canada too) will make yopu have a front liscense plate, but no tabs
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tabs?
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my suggestion would be to:

a) order new plates (personalised plates are fun)
b) Buy a smoked plate cover and leave the plate alone, this way you are legal and it cleans it up.
c) repaint the entire plate. It looks old enough not to have the reflective graphic on it, so get some white and blue tremclad paint and give it a sand, tape off the letters, and clean it up.
d) go to the DMV and ask for replacements, if they ask why, say you are concerned about the natuarl aging of the plates and do not want to recieve a ticket for them not being clearly visible to an officer. (this does actually work)

but do not cover the "ontario" and "yours to discover"....you can get a ticket.
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these are tabs...stickers provided by the DMV

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month shows when you purchased it...
and then you have to update the yr tab for a small fee to keep the plate active..
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my suggestion would be to:

a) order new plates (personalised plates are fun)
b) Buy a smoked plate cover and leave the plate alone, this way you are legal and it cleans it up.
c) repaint the entire plate. It looks old enough not to have the reflective graphic on it, so get some white and blue tremclad paint and give it a sand, tape off the letters, and clean it up.
d) go to the DMV and ask for replacements, if they ask why, say you are concerned about the natuarl aging of the plates and do not want to recieve a ticket for them not being clearly visible to an officer. (this does actually work)

but do not cover the "ontario" and "yours to discover"....you can get a ticket.

"A" is to expencive
"B" retail plate coverd will not it in the plate holder
"C" is illegal
"D" sounds at the very least worth trying

and you can cover both "ONTARIO" and "YOURS TO DISCOVER"
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just wondering, if you can cover it, can you cut it off? that would look pretty sweet with just numbers mounted below the bumper
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these are tabs...stickers provided by the DMV



month shows when you purchased it...
and then you have to update the yr tab for a small fee to keep the plate active..
ya we have those dont call them abs though...and they go on the rear plate only also its just one sticker not two
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just wondering, if you can cover it, can you cut it off? that would look pretty sweet with just numbers mounted below the bumper
no you cannot alter the plate
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conventional palte covers will not fit, but there are ones out there that do. I had the same issue with my cougar but found some. I'll post pics for you.
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