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Old 06-02-2007   #1
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Trimming a number plate

Whats the best thing to use to trim a number plate down a tiny bit?

im guessing its just acrylic really? but be careful not to snap it or damage anything etc?

Just need to make it a bit narrower and not sure how to go about it
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router? dremmel?

i would be worried about the plastic, but rather the sticky reflective bit, as that might tear or peel off, and then never look right
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Re: Trimming a number plate

best option (if access) is a band saw with a fine toothed blade. if no access, ive trimmed acrylic with an upside down jigsaw with a fine blade and a friend to help, takes a bit to get perfected though!
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Re: Trimming a number plate

Acrylic shatters so so easily, like Luke says, a bandsaw and a very fine blade is probably the neatest and easiest way TBH.
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Re: Trimming a number plate

done this on motorbikes more than once, and every single time the backing started to come away a few weeks after you do it. then its an mot failure and looks crap.

my advice, get a number plate made in the correct size. most online sellers do a wide variety of sizes, or even a custom size of your choice.
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Re: Trimming a number plate

My smaller plate going on for time being (proper size one is ~1/2 a inch too wide... going to get a machine shop to have a go at this for me, but failing that i'll stick to smaller one for time being i think )
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i would have went with a dremel and a sanding block.
perhaps sikaflex the rear edge after?
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Re: Trimming a number plate

LMAO @ this topic.

only cos of what we were on about last nite on msn and u trimming ur plate lol.

my advice was to just get on with it urself lol

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