Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher

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#1 Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher

Post by AussieEtype » Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:39 am

I have now had my car for nearly 40 years. One of the aspects I have never understood why the designers did it - is why the cutouts on the bottom of the stainless number plate panel finisher on the rear of the series 3.

Can someone please explain?

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#2 Re: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher

Post by Bob. » Sat Sep 12, 2020 12:20 pm

Hi Garry,
The slots allow for the mounting brackets for UK position number plates. ie below the reversing lights.

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#3 Re: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher

Post by AussieEtype » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:04 pm

Oh Ok - now I understand and also understand why I did not understand :?:

Mine is an ex Uk car and I drove it around in the UK for well over a year - my plate was mounted much higher than yours - centred on the panel so the cutouts aways were visible (and annoying). My number AOX6K was shorter than yours and not obscured by the reversing lights.

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#4 Re: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher

Post by lowact » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:28 am

US cars have different cut-out.
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Imo looks better without this bit of bling ...
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#5 Re: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher

Post by Paul Buckley » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:32 am

I am glad to see that I am not the only one with problematic block paving!
Just spent three days jet washing my acreage......... :cry: :wavegreatbritain:
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#6 Re: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher

Post by 71 V12 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:18 pm

Paul Buckley wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:32 am
I am glad to see that I am not the only one with problematic block paving!
Just spent three days jet washing my acreage......... :cry: :wavegreatbritain:
Apply this stuff once or twice per year. Takes me about an hour to treat about 60-70 sq meters. It takes a week or see to see the results but really effective.
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#7 Re: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher

Post by lowact » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:05 am

Glypho is our go to. Although we don't mind a bit of greenery. Plus it helps to camouflage the leaked oil ... :bigrin:
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#8 Re: Rear Number Plate Panel Finisher

Post by Paul Buckley » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:14 am

Yes, I do use that stuff via a 20ltr backpack, but, even though I live in the country, the muck that falls out of the sky is unbelievable, so I need to pressure wash virtually every year anyway, and its a big and dirty job.
But when it is finished it sets my S3 off perfectly ........ :bigrin:
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