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I've never actually seen one like that before, but I reckon the tri-wing drivers in the Maplin kit would shift them.

As a cheaper alternative, cut a slot across the tops of them with a hacksaw or Dremel and undo them with a normal flat blade screwdriver. You'll probably have to sacrifice the plastic caps, but a new set won't cost you much.
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Isn't that a rivet?

I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
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Originally Posted by lagdti
Isn't that a rivet?

That thought had crossed my mind as well.

Much better photo hondo - thanks.

As I said before it is a security screw that makes it virtually impossible to remove without damaging the number plate. In fact the latest number plates and fixings on some new cars have to be mounted in such a way that to remove them damages them.

You may well get away with ramming a flat blade screwdriver in - it will render the fixing useless but you can always re-fit with a nw screw.

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Never seen those before, reminds me of what a girl who worked with my wife said a while ago...

I would never buy one of those expensive personal number plates, anyone could pinch them as there only fixed to the car by two screws
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Originally Posted by lagdti
Isn't that a rivet?
Oh, oh thats a spanner in the works

Originally Posted by SportTourer
Much better photo hondo - thanks
No problem, my pleasure.

Me thinks I'd better contact the stealer and find out if it is a screw or a rivet the idea of that, never crossed my mind.
The area surrounding the # plate seems too soft and plasticy to stand having SDs forced in there

But thanx for the ideas

BTW sori I was so long in replying, it looks like I might have lost email responses again.
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