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Old 27 May 2004, 03:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Number plate. Show/Don't show???

Hi All,
What's the issue with showing, or not, a cars number plate when posting a pic of 'your' car :?: . Is it a mistake to show the plate, as I have done DOH!! :?:
What are the issues/concerns :?:
Am I liable to have my car half inched by a gang of teenage TWOCERS :twisted: now or what :?:
I note that most blank the plate, but some proudly display it.
:?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:
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Old 27 May 2004, 06:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it depends on the individual m8 i just find it easier to blank the plate out
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Old 27 May 2004, 06:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My thoughts, on the subject are that for most people they dont want the reg traced by the Twocers!
Easy access to the web nowdays an too many nasty people around!

Noticed nelson blurred them all on his japfest post, think he did the right thing personally, I would not like to think that if I put a post up with the reg' on and a car was lifted that I was maybe part responsible.
They also cover them in lots of performance car mags too.


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Old 27 May 2004, 07:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Of course I would not post a pic of another persons plate.

How do these GITS find your car, it's not as if you print your address as well :?:
TWOCERS are very rare in Japan. In fact, in winter lots of people leave their cars running on supermarket car parks. It gets very cold here in winter and they do this to keep the inside of the car nice and toasty
Can you imagine your car still being their if you left it with the keys in and running on the average Tesco's car park. :shock:
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Old 27 May 2004, 07:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Only in my dreams!
Went to seattle afew years ago, have a mate who lives on an island 1/2 hr ferry ride away. Leaves his keys in the car and cant find his hoiuse keys -honest.
When i went there he said he would be away at the weekend but to make my self at home, when i got there sure enough keys were in the dar and the house was unlocked, he returned 2 days later! Hows that!!!! only in america!


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Old 27 May 2004, 08:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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With Buzz on this one - i cover the plates of all cars I photo just in case. Like Buzz said I wouldn't want to feel responsible for anything happening to them.

Also if cars are sat say at the trackside with their lights taped up its a good chance they will be tracking their car. Now if someone who works for an insurer was to see the plate then this could have repercussions.....I know this seems a little OTT but believe me it happens !
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Good point on the track bit nelson,never occurred to me!
Top man!

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Old 27 May 2004, 11:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks for your views guys,
Have never owned a car that I was sufficiently proud of to post a pic before.
Obviously the situation is different now
BTW, waxed my car tonight after work, with BMD Imperial Bright Master Wax.
Easy on, easy off and car looks superb 8)

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Old 27 May 2004, 01:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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BMD Imperial Bright Master Wax. do you know if we can get it over here? and is it very expensive?

i use Zymol at the moment.....pleased with the end result but bloody hard work
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Old 27 May 2004, 02:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Hi Newie,

Don't know M8 if you can get it in UK :?: :?:

Price here equivalent to 6, cheap I think
have looked at can, only english says 'Made in USA, canned in Japan. Made with 75% extra carnauba, best for metallics. 100g.
E-mail: bmdwax-tokyo@nifty.com
May be English speaker there but if not I can get help to make translation.
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Old 27 May 2004, 02:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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thanks for that mate

if it's 6 there it will probably be double here most things are :roll:

i will make some more enquiries via the internet
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Old 27 May 2004, 02:32 PM   #12 (permalink)
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No probs Newie,
P.S. I've been 'canned in Japan' quite a few times
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Old 27 May 2004, 03:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BIG E
it depends on the individual m8 i just find it easier to blank the plate out
I know I've posted pics with the plate showing, but it's only cos I don't know how to get it blanked off ops: ops: Can someone help
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Old 27 May 2004, 04:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Hi cat, do you have any imaging software like photoshop or the like?

think could even be done on the basic windows imaging software, make a copy of your photo and practice on that before going mad, use anything like the eraser tool or a smudge. Or if you want to play ther are tools in the program that allow you to "pick up" the background color white or yellow and "Drop" it over your letters.
just play!
But Do Make That Copy of your photo first !

need any more help then shout.

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thanx Buzz - will have a look :wink:
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