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ORANGEVILLE, ONT

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My YOM plates are in need of a repaint,does anyone know who does  this service in Ontario ?



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427CARL wrote:

http://ontplates.com/


 Only sells plates and restores his own stock . there is YOM also not sure if they restore customer plates. If it wasn't for the MTO charge to register it would be cheaper to replace them. I would think for what they are worth its a DIY job



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NOTE!!!! Has to be PERFECT!!!!! I repainted a set of personalized plates a few yrs. ago due to the paint "falling off" & couldn't read them. Had a "friendly" cop stop me & said "YOU CAN"T DO THAT" must replace the plates!!!! I said they were "faulty" from the get go with poor paint, & he agreed but still told me to get new ones!!!!!

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There's nothing in the Highway Traffic Act to prevent you from repainting license plates. Obviously the colours and lettering have to be correct but beyond that you're good to go. You can't "deface" or "alter" a plate and this would include improper colours or changing the lettering, but restoring the plates to their original condition is legal. If your painting technique is sloppy then you can count on some attention. (I once saw a set of plates where the owner had flattened the ONT in Ontario and replaced the letters with a poorly hand painted first letter for his name - MARIO. Was a very expensive ego trip.)

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A little off topic and doesn't apply here, but FYI: those newer reflective ones have a warranty for peeling. I'm not sure of the exact details, but my daughter had a set (under 5 yrs old?) that she took back just in the nick of time - just barely lucky to beat the warranty.

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There's nothing in the Highway Traffic Act to prevent you from repainting license plates. Obviously the colours and lettering have to be correct but beyond that you're good to go. You can't "deface" or "alter" a plate and this would include improper colours or changing the lettering, but restoring the plates to their original condition is legal. If your painting technique is sloppy then you can count on some attention. (I once saw a set of plates where the owner had flattened the ONT in Ontario and replaced the letters with a poorly hand painted first letter for his name - MARIO. Was a very expensive ego trip.)


The "ALTER" is where this comes into play for my stop. The plates were the reflective paint originally & officer noticed that the blue paint I so carefully" applied was not correct & that constitutes "ALTER"  Rear plate was still showing some of the org. paint as I hadn't got to doing that one yet. No "war" on personalized" plate as they were at least 8 yrs. old. Still have them in a drawer in the shop!!!! 



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Just curious! Where would you get the proper shade of paint. Could be hard to match using 

the old plate.



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I have no idea if there are paint codes available for licence plates but a person might be able to have a good plate photographed or scanned (whatever they call it) at a paint shop equipped with one of those camera/scanner things that then reveals the correct (or very close to correct) paint code.



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WARKWORTH, ONT

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my friend Chris Stapley can restore plates back to 100% original condition !

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ORANGEVILLE, ONT

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How do I contact Chris ? Thanks Gord

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ETOBICOKE, ONT

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two tone 56 wrote:

How do I contact Chris ? Thanks Gord


 He is a member on here.

Check out his work and PM him from the Art Forum section.



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Thanks Guys,awaiting the plates from the mail man ( lady) in a few days. I will post pics as I make 'em purdy..
Cheers for the vote of confidence too Jason!

Chris.

This was a set I did just before Christmas for a Model T fan, bead blast to bare metal, filled,metal finished a couple "extra" holes and painted correct colours..

MTO approved and on car now.

before:after 1921.png



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ETOBICOKE, ONT

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WOW, just gorgeous.
I have thought of trying to restore a set of 58 plates I have.

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Go for it!


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58Chev wrote:

WOW, just gorgeous.
I have thought of trying to restore a set of 58 plates I have.


 Before you go to all the work check with the ministry to see if the plates are OK to use.

I have a brand new set of '65 Ontario plates that still have the brown wax paper between them (remember when they put waxed paper between the plates) . Still in the bag that they came in.

The ministry said they could not be used. 

Don't want to derail this thread but several years ago there used to be a street legal  Anglia at Columbus with the licence plate painted on the trunk lid

I think he even had a yearly sticker on it. 

They get away with a lot.

TMJ



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ETOBICOKE, ONT

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All my sets of plate are not usable for YOM. Just would look nice redone and hung on the garage walls.

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When you say "check with the ministry" Who do you get a hold of??? Local license bureau??? or MTO in Toronto???
I have a set of 1961 plates in perfect condition and would like to use them for my truck.
Any help is certainly appreciated.Thanks guys

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The license bureau will run the numbers to see if the are good numbers. I have a set redone by Swag (year 1940)and took them in, they where fine appearance wise, but that number belonged to a current motorcycle plate and I could not use them.



-- Edited by Molten on Saturday 24th of January 2015 06:44:38 PM

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Molten wrote:

The license bureau will run the numbers to see if the are good numbers. I have a set redone by Swag (year 1940)and took them in, they where fine appearance wise, but that number belonged to a current motorcycle plate and I could not use them.



-- Edited by Molten on Saturday 24th of January 2015 06:44:38 PM


 OK, Thank you. I didn't really know where to start. But I know what I'm doing Monday, now...cheers



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And when you check at the local service Ontario get the paper to send them away to be blessed by the great licence plate GUY.
It takes a week or two and $250 for the blessing/permission to use them.
TMJ

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GREAT!!! It seems now that I'm over 50, everyone wants to check my prostate.

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CAMPBELLFORD, ONT

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Lol, bend over and cough... oh you don't have a bending license, that'll be $50 please,...

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Chris Stapley wrote:

Lol, bend over and cough... oh you don't have a bending license, that'll be $50 please,...


Welcome to Ontariario. 



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Still better than living in the United Mistakes of America I think? lol, I apologize to my American friends but I do believe we have it pretty good here...

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Moobster wrote:

When you say "check with the ministry" Who do you get a hold of??? Local license bureau??? or MTO in Toronto???
I have a set of 1961 plates in perfect condition and would like to use them for my truck.
Any help is certainly appreciated.Thanks guys


 Moobster ...go to Dover and see Christie or Beth ...they can tell you there if you can use them



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Quote from the MTO YOM Site...

Application Process

Before you decide to purchase a set of YOM plates, or send the plates to the ministry for authentication, you may wish to call ServiceOntario’s Driver and Vehicle Contact Centre at 416-235-2999 or toll free at 1-800-387-3445 (Canada wide) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding statutory holidays, to determine the availability of the plate's alphanumeric combination. It is possible that the alphanumeric combination is already registered on the ministry's vehicle registration system and, as a result, your application will be denied.

 

 

Call the 1-800 number and they will search the database for you and let you know if the plates are usable or not. If they are in the system, NOT usable.

 

All the info you need is here.

 

I have had no luck with 3 pair of 58 plates so far.



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image.jpgimage.jpgHere are a couple more sets I've done recently, the 1956 set does in fact belong to Gord who started this thread. Thanks again for sending to me Gord,.
Cheers,
Chris.



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This was before shots...just thought of that now!

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ORANGEVILLE, ONT

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Mine are the 56 plates,truly a work of art, I highly recommend Chris.

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HAMILTON, ONT

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I got 1951 YOM plates last year from one of the online vendors. The plates weren't perfect. One had a little pitting that you could see under the new paint and you could see every brush stroke in the letters/numbers. The paint appeared to be a Ford Wimbledon White (spray bomb) background with Tremclad dark blue (hand painted) letters/numbers. Good enough for me and the MTO. I sent them to Kingston where they checked them against original 1951 plates in their archives. They sent them back with my stickers.



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I have a new set never used 1971 historic plates with the red strip on the one side. I will have to dig them out and sell them. Seeing they are historic plates does that mean historic rate rather than the year of manufacture rate?

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Sadly, no. Full pop. The MTO treats them like personalized plates so you have to full rate.



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Thanks for the kind words, I like to think of each set as if they were staying with me!

I've seen some off the others out there....



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There's nothing in the Highway Traffic Act to prevent you from repainting license plates. Obviously the colours and lettering have to be correct but beyond that you're good to go. You can't "deface" or "alter" a plate and this would include improper colours or changing the lettering, but restoring the plates to their original condition is legal. If your painting technique is sloppy then you can count on some attention. (I once saw a set of plates where the owner had flattened the ONT in Ontario and replaced the letters with a poorly hand painted first letter for his name - MARIO. Was a very expensive ego trip.)


 Um  "There's nothing in the Highway Traffic Act to prevent you from repainting license plates" Yes there is!!! Its called altered plate



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Same colors, same letters and numbers, nothing altered about that, totally legal.


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