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Removing front number plate - 4C

Aside from the question of drilling the bumper my car has a regular plate stuck on the usual place. However the fixing pads are about to detach themselves and I wish to take the plate off and start again. My question is, can I proceed in the normal removal manner bearing in mind that the car has the PPF film on it.
When it's off I'll then need to decide how put it back - with the correct mounting plate or obtain a shorter number/plate combo and stick it back on!
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If you can get it off without pulling the PPF away from the paint then perfect.

Then the best option is to get a smaller plate made up (I get mine from Platesforcars) and using double sided adhesive to stick it on directly. to the car (on the PPF)

Has yours been drilled into the bumper? I just binned my bracket. Luckily the dealer never fixed it to the car when I bought it.
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If you can get it off without pulling the PPF away from the paint then perfect.

Then the best option is to get a smaller plate made up (I get mine from Platesforcars) and using double sided adhesive to stick it on directly. to the car (on the PPF)

Has yours been drilled into the bumper? I just binned my bracket. Luckily the dealer never fixed it to the car when I bought it.
Thanks for your reply. Mine has not been drilled. I was concerned that trying pull it off the PPF might also remove the PPF!
Any tips?
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I had a regular sized front plate and replaced it with a smaller version. My original was held on with three double sided sticky foam pads. I got some fine gauge nylon fishing wire and gently slid it sideways in a cutting motion which allowed it to come away relatively cleanly. There was a little bit of additional cleaning to remove the sticky marks but the clear PPF was left unmarked. I used a couple of smaller 10mm square sticky pads to attach the new plate.
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I had a regular sized front plate and replaced it with a smaller version. My original was held on with three double sided sticky foam pads. I got some fine gauge nylon fishing wire and gently slid it sideways in a cutting motion which allowed it to come away relatively cleanly. There was a little bit of additional cleaning to remove the sticky marks but the clear PPF was left unmarked. I used a couple of smaller 10mm square sticky pads to attach the new plate.
Thanks for your advice. This is the method I've always used BUT I was a bit nervous because of the PPF. Looks like I can proceed as normal.
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Great number and short enough to stay on!
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