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Removing "Stuck On" & Glued Number Plates

I hope you will be able to help me.
One of our vehicles has number plates stuck on instead of screws. The front is "stuck on" but the rear kept coming loose, so glue was squirted behind a few years ago to prevent it falling off.
Now this plate is going onto retention we will be putting on the new registration mark, so I want to get the old ones off without breaking them.
I would appreciate any advice in getting the plates off. The front I would imagine would be easier as it isn't glued, but as the rear plate is stuck on with glue, I would like to know if it is possible to get this off without breaking it.
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Re: Removing "Stuck On" & Glued Number Plates

A lot will depend on the type of glue that you used.

Your best bet will be to try to heat the plate up as hot as you can with a hairdryer and then try to pull it away. If that doesn't work, then you're probably left with breaking the plate off a bit at a time and having a new one made.
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Re: Removing "Stuck On" & Glued Number Plates

Try using a length of fishing line or good quality cotton thread. Grasp both ends in your hands and work along the back of the plate in a sawing motion. This usually is sufficient to break most adhesives unless some idiot has used the likes of supr-glue or Tiger -seal.
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