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Hi all
Probably a daft Question but here goes.........
My back number plate was hanging off (cracked) so i decided
to replace both plates F+B with shiny new ones.
Problem Starts!!
All four screws decided to snap when unscrewed managed to get one of the sheared screws out with pliers but the other 3 are sunk in to the holes, could i drill four new holes or would it be easier to to just stick the new plates on and if so could anyone recommend a decent "sticky fixer" (glue or tape etc)
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You can buy double sided tape just for number plates, I don't know if Halfords sell it.

If the screws are self tappers you could drill the broken ones out and fit the plates on with slightly bigger ones, more reliable than tape.

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If you can get to the "inside" of the screws you should be able to thread them thru the back of the hole using pliers or similar. Obviously this might not be possible easily on a bumper but shouldn't be too difficult for the rear reg plate if it's on the hatch/tailgate.
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Sellotape make "exterior" double sided sticky pads which work great.

I would try to remove the old screws though and cover the holes with a sticky pad to stop water ingress.

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