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09-05-2008, 04:48 PM
Join Date: May 2008
Are they crazy? Plastic License Plate Screws
Uh...this is kinda weird to me.
I just popped my trunk and got out the plastic dealer plateholder for the rear of my car, and noticed it came with plastic screws.
Is this normal to use plastic screws? I would think the license plate would just fall off due to cracked screws. Maybe they are just for show...?
I supposed I could just go to the hardware store and get some metal ones... :/
09-05-2008, 06:24 PM
Join Date: May 2005
Location: SW Washington
mine came with metal ones.
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09-05-2008, 07:18 PM
Join Date: May 2008
well it's not like they are expensive
09-06-2008, 07:04 AM
Join Date: Aug 2007
I have metal. Didn't even think they came in plastic O.o Strange..
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09-06-2008, 07:31 AM
Join Date: Mar 2008
Mine came with plastic too and they are still on. I have a 2006 xA so you know they've been doing it a while, anything to put more money in their pocket.
Oh, just so you know, if yours came with the front license plate frame already on, you might want to look at it. They had mine screwed in too far which I didn't notice for about a year after buying so when I took it off I found two dimples in my bumper from the plastic screws going past the plate and into the bumper.
09-06-2008, 08:53 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Warwick, Rhode Island
at least they don't rust...
09-07-2008, 12:50 AM
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Countryside, IL.
nylon/plastic bolt studs can be drilled out and treads tapped easily when bolt heads break off.
09-08-2008, 05:10 AM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Southeast PA
Plastic license plate screws suck.
Working at a dealership, I hate them. After a while, they still seize in the threads, and the head will twist right off when trying to extract them.
09-20-2008, 07:59 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: New Baden, Il. USA!
They are made of Nylon and available since the 60's!
Yes, because of the rust issue.
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