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post #9 of (permalink) Old 4th May 2006
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Is your reg plate screwed or stuck on? A common problem is bl00dy dealers screwing the plates on. The car comes out of the factory all shiny and new with an anti-perforation warranty and a coat of wax. So what does the dealer do? Rams 2 bl00dy great screws through the boot

The problem is that the screws, especially sh$tty self-tappers, can be an ideal ingress for water. And what's generally behind the reg plate? The locking mechanism

I had exactly the same problem on my missus' Rover. Took the panel off and cleaned/greased the mechanism. It was obvious that moisture had come through the screw holes so I bunged a great load of Waxoyl behind the plate and on the inside of the panel. No more problems
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