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Unread 02-16-2011, 05:16 PM   #1
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Wk Plate Frame question...

Has anyone been given a dealer's plate frame that can't be unscrewed off the JGC (i.e. riveted instead of screwed) ? I wonder what Chrysler would have to say about this if it knew car dealers were doing that...

What do you guys have printed on your plate frame ? plastic ? metal ?

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Unread 02-16-2011, 06:31 PM   #2
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Has anyone been given a dealer's plate frame that can't be unscrewed off the JGC (i.e. riveted instead of screwed) ? I wonder what Chrysler would have to say about this if it knew car dealers were doing that...

What do you guys have printed on your plate frame ? plastic ? metal ?
Never would've happen to me as I would've refused delivery.
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Unread 02-16-2011, 07:16 PM   #3
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Has anyone been given a dealer's plate frame that can't be unscrewed off the JGC (i.e. riveted instead of screwed) ? I wonder what Chrysler would have to say about this if it knew car dealers were doing that...

What do you guys have printed on your plate frame ? plastic ? metal ?
Take it back to them and tell them to take it off. Before I bought my Jeep I told the dealership to remove all decals and license brackets with their name on it. Nothing says you have to be a rolling advertisement for the dealership.
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Unread 02-16-2011, 07:38 PM   #4
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Are they plastic or metal? They have started to use plastic ones I have seen so the dealers do not have to screw plates in anymore. They are easy to pop out though.
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Unread 02-16-2011, 10:01 PM   #5
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Take it back to them and tell them to take it off. Before I bought my Jeep I told the dealership to remove all decals and license brackets with their name on it. Nothing says you have to be a rolling advertisement for the dealership.
At the time of delivery I actually asked (politely) if they could use a blank frame instead but the manager himself was like "i don't care what you do with it later but you're not driving off this lot without these frames." Really, what do you do when all documents have been signed and the certified cheque has landed in his drawer ? Besides, I was kinda taken by all the excitement and this seemed like a trivial issue in the spur of the moment...

Anyway, it was easy to get rid of the print with some acetone as the frame was plastic, and I just ordered a brushed metal one anyway. But what was really painful was their ugly sticker that came under the 4x4 logo on the painted body ! (that reflective type similar to the ones they use in airports--fragmented like a puzzle and won't come off in 1 piece). My work revolves around paint technology so I was able to tackle this, but those who don't know WILL strip off their clear coat if they force the sticker off.

What was their first reaction when you asked them to remove everything off ?
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Unread 02-16-2011, 11:01 PM   #6
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At the time of delivery I actually asked (politely) if they could use a blank frame instead but the manager himself was like "i don't care what you do with it later but you're not driving off this lot without these frames." Really, what do you do when all documents have been signed and the certified cheque has landed in his drawer ? Besides, I was kinda taken by all the excitement and this seemed like a trivial issue in the spur of the moment...

Anyway, it was easy to get rid of the print with some acetone as the frame was plastic, and I just ordered a brushed metal one anyway. But what was really painful was their ugly sticker that came under the 4x4 logo on the painted body ! (that reflective type similar to the ones they use in airports--fragmented like a puzzle and won't come off in 1 piece). My work revolves around paint technology so I was able to tackle this, but those who don't know WILL strip off their clear coat if they force the sticker off.

What was their first reaction when you asked them to remove everything off ?
Had a great experience with this, the license plate frames I didn't care about because they just unscrew and we have front and rear license plates in this state. I asked him in an email to not put stickers on, when I went to pick it up, he spotted the sticker before me, and told guy to take it off. I eventually replaced their cheesy plate brackets with some stainless ones after I registered it.
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Unread 02-17-2011, 08:39 AM   #7
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Nothing says you have to be a rolling advertisement for the dealership.
X2. I totally agree and make the same demand myself when I purchase a new vehicle. If they want me to advertise then pay me!
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Unread 02-18-2011, 07:43 AM   #8
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Drill the rivets and replace with screws. A heat gun and adhesive remover will remove all stickers.
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I will never take a vehicle off a dealership lot with their stickers on it. If someone wants to ask me where I got my vehicle I'd be happy to tell them where and what sort of service I recieved.
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My standard fee for dealer advertising is an additional $750 off on the deal
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