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Topic # 237774 17-Jun-2018 21:52
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I've taken our personalised plates off a couple of vehicles which are being sold/replaced.

 

The plates are quite grubby and I wondered if the paint would survive a trip through the dishwasher? Anyone tried that?






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  Reply # 2039295 17-Jun-2018 22:03
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They survive scorching sun all day so can’t see why not.




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  Reply # 2039298 17-Jun-2018 22:19
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I figured that might be the case (although one of the plates has an orange border which I noted was quite faded!) but did not want to be left with two sets of shiny aluminium plates..! That would spoil the new cars no end...






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  Reply # 2039299 17-Jun-2018 22:20
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There is no way I would put car parts in a dishwasher.

Dishwashing liquid + hot running water + old dishbrush + 1 minute = done.

Btw don't forget to ask your wife about the dishwasher idea ; ).

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  Reply # 2039300 17-Jun-2018 22:21
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IIRC you can get a new set for $20-30.


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  Reply # 2039302 17-Jun-2018 22:26
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IIRC you can get a new set for $20-30.

 



This.

I brought a car that had a crease in the rear plate (it had been bent, and bent back at some stage), looked a bit crap on the car, so I ordered a replacement set (not personal, but were issued with the same letters/numbers).

If you damage them in cleaning, it isn't the end of the world, as the cost of replacement is low.

That said I would hand clean them, Not too keen to have road grime (included break dust etc), all over my dishes.


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  Reply # 2039305 17-Jun-2018 22:51
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They are made of aluminum, so definitely not suitable for the dishwasher.





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  Reply # 2039311 17-Jun-2018 23:20
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Lots of things that are aluminium go thru the dishwasher fine tho?





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  Reply # 2039337 18-Jun-2018 06:44
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Ive got cups with pics on them, some have now faded due to the dishwasher . Its a great but rugged clean.


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  Reply # 2039338 18-Jun-2018 07:10
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There is no way I'd want to wash something covered in hydrocarbons in a dishwasher that I then put things in that I eat from!

 

 


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  Reply # 2039359 18-Jun-2018 08:28
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sbiddle:

 

There is no way I'd want to wash something covered in hydrocarbons in a dishwasher that I then put things in that I eat from!

 

 

 

 

I'd be more squeamish about the collection of insect parts and dried road-kill juice.

 

Actually come to think of it, for anybody with personalised plates, I suggest they best lick them clean with their tongue.


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  Reply # 2039367 18-Jun-2018 08:34
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sbiddle:

 

There is no way I'd want to wash something covered in hydrocarbons in a dishwasher that I then put things in that I eat from!

 

 

 

 

I'd be more squeamish about the collection of insect parts and dried road-kill juice.

 

Actually come to think of it, for anybody with personalised plates, I suggest they best lick them clean with their tongue.

 

 

My one, that's not on the car anymore is NICEA   ! For sale too


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  Reply # 2039368 18-Jun-2018 08:37
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There is no way I'd want to wash something covered in hydrocarbons in a dishwasher that I then put things in that I eat from!

 

 

 

 

Dishwasher is for food related items only. The grime on the number plates would have all kinds of nasty heavy metals and other toxins. You can't guarantee they will be clear of the machine by the time you load your plates and cutlery. Some soap, a bucket and a stiff cleaning brush from Repco is the answer


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Varkk:

 

sbiddle:

 

There is no way I'd want to wash something covered in hydrocarbons in a dishwasher that I then put things in that I eat from!

 

 

 

 

Dishwasher is for food related items only. The grime on the number plates would have all kinds of nasty heavy metals and other toxins. You can't guarantee they will be clear of the machine by the time you load your plates and cutlery. Some soap, a bucket and a stiff cleaning brush from Repco is the answer

 

 

 

 

Pfft...what doesn't kill you makes you stronger :-)

 

 





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Fred99:

 

sbiddle:

 

There is no way I'd want to wash something covered in hydrocarbons in a dishwasher that I then put things in that I eat from!

 

 

 

 

I'd be more squeamish about the collection of insect parts and dried road-kill juice.

 

Actually come to think of it, for anybody with personalised plates, I suggest they best lick them clean with their tongue.

 

 

My one, that's not on the car anymore is NICEA   ! For sale too

 

 

What - the 1983 Honda or the plate?


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  Reply # 2039411 18-Jun-2018 09:12
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I've run motorcycle parts through the dishwasher at work before.. I did get told off by the office ladies but they came out clean and shiny :-)

 

 

 

 





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