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Steve McF

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Number plate surrounds
« on: 30 June 2021, 03:21:25 PM »
My faded number plates keep coming up as an MOT advisory, so I will need new plates at some stage. I was wondering whether it was worth buying some number plate surrounds to use as well, and if they look good or naff!!!

My car is solid black, so I saw these carbon fibre style ones, although at that price they may be not great quality.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191720023092?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

Has anyone sued anything like that and can recommend good ones? Also, do these end up fading over time and looking as bad as the plates I have at the moment? :D

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Re: Number plate surrounds
« Reply #1 on: 30 June 2021, 03:54:29 PM »
I bought some surrounds from the Saab Museum in Sweden.  Part of the cost supports the museum.  They are on the 9-3 Carlsson.  They have small "lugs" to hold the plate in place. 

https://shop.saabcarmuseum.se/en/gifts/saab-car-museum-license-plate-holder-eu-520mm.html


There are also some available from the Saab Owners Club 

https://www.saabclub.co.uk/index.php?option=com_eshop&view=product&id=35&catid=4&Itemid=2315


The 9-5 has some pressed aluminium plates on a set of holders from ebay. They are fine too.

I found that the old style perspex plates are too thick to fit in most holders.  The current aluminium backed ones from Halfords are fine, I have them on the Carlsson.

There are also Hirsch tuning ones. :)
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