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4d plates are legal if spaced correctly, and don't think they make you a chav. 🙄 As for chameleon tints totally agree with you. 🙄
Most are illegal because they are bought online without the proper paperwork so they are supplied without the supplying dealer name and postcode and many don't even have the mandatory BS mark. They were stopping anyone with a 4d plate not far from my work....the copper said about 80% of them were illegal so they were having a clamp down. Not sure why really.......if they are correctly spaced, on a reflective background and legible surely that's all that really matters.


Personally I think they look s.h.i.t.e!
 
£250 seems cheap if that's the final price after dvla put the £80 transfer fee + vat ? As for camelion windscreen tint I wouldn't have that in a million years imo makes the car look cheap ,I've had 3D number plate s for year's with no issue's
If it’s a direct purchased plate from DVLA SOM they include the transfer fees.

DVLA auctions you pay VAT and fees on top.
 
the copper said about 80% of them were illegal so they were having a clamp down. Not sure why really.......if they are correctly spaced, on a reflective background and legible surely that's all that really matters

What really matters is that the plates have the right registration for the vehicle on them - 'show' ones from an unregistered supplier can have anything you fancy as they don't ask for original docs to prove your identity and entitlement:


Personally I think they look s.h.i.t.e!

Yep, me too.
 
I don't think they found any with the wrong plate on according to my friendly plod!!!
 
That doesn't surprise me, but they're an open invitation to be pulled over for a check. Inconvenient at best, and at worst you'll be served a notice to get the plates changed for legal ones.
 
Most cars come out of the factory with the maximum tint from front to B pillar. Might want to check this. You need 75% light transmissin through the windscreen and 70% through the sides, so maximum tint is 25% and 30% respectively.
It seems I was not paying much attention, it seems the front windows do come with tint.
if I go for the rear windows tints and back glass, what is the best percentage to have some privacy with the kids being able to see through the windows?
 
That doesn't surprise me, but they're an open invitation to be pulled over for a check. Inconvenient at best, and at worst you'll be served a notice to get the plates changed for legal ones.
what about the 3d one?
I have found a seller on Amazon. it says (ROAD LEGAL) and the reviews seem good
 

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4d plates are legal if spaced correctly, and don't think they make you a chav. 🙄 As for chameleon tints totally agree with you. 🙄
Are chameleon tints that bad?
My eyes are a bit sensitive to light so I thought having the aqua blue one might help abit as I travel a lot. Moreover, the car, in my opinion, will look nicer.
My car is dark blue so it will look something like this.
 

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...if they are correctly spaced, on a reflective background and legible surely that's all that really matters.

Personally I think they look s.h.i.t.e!
I agree with both opinions, though there are much worse things out there than 3D or 4D plates. Chameleon screens, for one...

Are chameleon tints that bad?
My eyes are a bit sensitive to light so I thought having the aqua blue one might help abit as I travel a lot. Moreover, the car, in my opinion, will look nicer.
My car is dark blue so it will look something like this.
Personally, I'd get some lightly blue-tinted specs; :cool:. Chameleon screen; not :cool:, more 💩 imo.

Other opinions are available, and yours is as valid as mine. Your car, your choice; if you like it, it's right for you.
 
what about the 3d one?
I have found a seller on Amazon. it says (ROAD LEGAL) and the reviews seem good

It all sounds legit, but the 'rounded' font on the sample plate shown doesn't appear to match the standard font that's been required on plates since 2001:

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Are chameleon tints that bad?
My eyes are a bit sensitive to light so I thought having the aqua blue one might help abit as I travel a lot. Moreover, the car, in my opinion, will look nicer.
My car is dark blue so it will look something like this.
Only my opinion, Sam, I don't like chameleon screens, it your motor, go for it. 🙂👍
 
It all sounds legit, but the 'rounded' font on the sample plate shown doesn't appear to match the standard font that's been required on plates since 2001:

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Is it permitted to just send emailed scans of your docs or does the supplier have to see them 'in the flesh'? Not doubting, just asking🤔
 
Are chameleon tints that bad?
My eyes are a bit sensitive to light so I thought having the aqua blue one might help abit as I travel a lot. Moreover, the car, in my opinion, will look nicer.
My car is dark blue so it will look something like this.

As far as I'm aware the chamelon tints don't have much effect on the light coming into the car and so wouldn't help, they're very much an aesthetic thing and the reason most people have one is to hide their faces from speed cameras - which doesn't actually work.

I have sensitive eyes and I find it's easily alleviated by having the sun visor down which cuts out the light at the top of the windscreen.
 
Is it permitted to just send emailed scans of your docs or does the supplier have to see them 'in the flesh'? Not doubting, just asking🤔

The info on the .gov.uk website says that registered suppliers must see the original docs (and that you can only get road plates from a registered supplier):

You can only get a number plate made up from a registered number plate supplier.

The supplier will need to see original documents that:

  • prove your name and address
  • show you’re allowed to use the registration number

Identity documents​

You can use the following to confirm your name and address:

  • driving licence
  • utility, Council Tax or rates bill from the last 6 months
  • bank or building society statement from the last 6 months
  • national identity card
The following will confirm your name only:

  • passport - does not have to be issued in the UK
  • bank or building society debit or credit card
  • police warrant card
  • armed forces identity card

Proving you can use the registration number​

You must bring one of the following to show you’re allowed to display the registration number:

  • vehicle registration certificate (V5C or V5CNI)
  • green ‘new keeper’ slip from the V5C or V5CNI
  • certificate of entitlement (V750 or V750NI) to the number
  • retention document (V778)
  • a renewal reminder for vehicle tax or SORN (V11 or V11NI)
  • temporary registration certificate (V379 or V379NI)
  • a number plate authorisation certificate (V948) with an official stamp from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
  • an electronic number plate authorisation certificate (eV948 or eV948/2)
  • a letter of authorisation from a fleet operator (including lease or hire company) quoting the document reference number from the registration certificate
  • if your fleet is in the new V5C on demand scheme (also called ‘V5C suppression’), a PDF of the vehicle’s details from the view vehicle record service
  • UK trailer registration certificate (VTRC)

 
It certainly does say all that but I've always ordered online from Plates For Cars.
 
It certainly does say all that but I've always ordered online from Plates For Cars.

Yep they do nice plates, but not a registered supplier (in fact they're not even in the UK) hence not wanting to see any documentation.
 
The info on the .gov.uk website says that registered suppliers must see the original docs (and that you can only get road plates from a registered supplier):



So in the case of the Amazon seller above, it's not quite all legal and above board?
Note: We require two vital documents required before we can craft your personalised number plate.
1. Proof of your identification, ideally your driver’s license.
2. Proof of entitlement to the registration number, ideally Logbook (V5C), Certificate of Entitlement (V750), Retention Certificate (V778) or DVLA Tax Reminder (V11)



Please send clear images through Amazon message or send via email to: [email protected]
 
So in the case of the Amazon seller above, it's not quite all legal and above board?

I would say not; they are a registered supplier but by not checking original documents (to prevent false plates being ordered) I don't think they're operating legally. Registered suppliers are obliged to retain verified details of all customers & orders.

In reality if you get plates from any online vendor that meet all the requirements (size, font, spacing, etc.) and look legit you are exceptionally unlikely to ever have a problem. Heck plenty of people still seem to get away with plates that are obviously dodgy, at least for a while.
 

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