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Are you hard on your license plate?

Some of you are like WTF is this guy talking about... Other are like, Yeah mine looks like CRAP. Basically I am wondering how many of you end up damaging your license plate.

Why,..... well I have the opportunity to carry a license plate cover that is guaranteed to never break. They swear that I can run it over, Smash it with a hammer, and try and bust it by twisting it, and I would still not be able to break it. OK Fine that is wonderful, But I am wondering if there is anyone out there that needs something like this??!?!?!! Only thing I can think of is people that drive a ton of miles and get alot of rock damage. Ohh well let me know if you guys have any need for one of these.
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yes....i've broken many before...pulling too close to a concrete pole or etc...i'd find it useful....
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is there anyone that has this problem daily....
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I have seen similar but they seem to get a yellow tint to them, would this one come into similar problems?
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Need to see what you're talking about. I put my tow chain hook between license plate and back of rear bumper, kinda shoved in there and hooked on, because of lack of two hooks in the back. So yeah my license plate gets rocked so to say.

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Here is a Picture of one.... This is the Black kind, However they do NOT have the lines though them!

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I just noticed the other day that my rear plate has a couple of good dings in it. I think they are from missing the hitch w/ trailer and having the neck roll into the plate. But that must have been on the old truck where I used the hitch on the step bumper. I've got a receiver on the new truck so either I missed by a lot, or the dents were put on w/ the old truck and I just never noticed.. Either way, who cares. As long as the cops don't harrass me about it I could care what the plates look like..

Although I would avoid plate covers. I think they're technically illegal in most areas. Some cops will bother you for it, some wont, but I wouldn't run the risk. Most people see plate covers and think they are those glare covers designed to make it impossible to photograph your plate.
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The only plate I have that gets serious abuse is the one on my motorcycle trailer. It hangs down low and gets bumped regularly. I finally got tired of straightening it and ended up mounting it on a set of spring loaded hinges to minimize the damage.
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Ha, my father did similar w/ his boat trailer. His solution was to reinforce it w/ a tube frame though..
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Although I would avoid plate covers. I think they're technically illegal in most areas. Some cops will bother you for it, some wont, but I wouldn't run the risk. Most people see plate covers and think they are those glare covers designed to make it impossible to photograph your plate.
Where can i get a set of them covers, polica are hard on me, i think they follow me via a GPS bug.
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they're not illegal..i live in VA...i think the strictest auto law state in america....haha....and clear covers are perfectly legal....its just when u try to tint them or change the color or use the things that block u're tgs from being seen...those are illegal...

plus those of us with custom plates woul enjoy the protection, sunce they cost more than regular ones...
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they're not illegal..i live in VA...i think the strictest auto law state in america....haha....and clear covers are perfectly legal....its just when u try to tint them or change the color or use the things that block u're tgs from being seen...those are illegal...

plus those of us with custom plates woul enjoy the protection, sunce they cost more than regular ones...

In Texas, any clear cover is illegal, along with anything that blocks the view of the plate, so if the little spaceman is block, you get a ticket.
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On a side note, the two people that posted above me have almost the same avitar. SOMEONE CHANGE! j/p


My license plate takes more damage than my frame, but i'm not fond of the clear stuff that goes over them.
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Oh, and is that plastic or glass that is in the plate frame? Some kind of glass would be sweet. I would buy that over plastic.
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