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Old 09-22-2006
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What about putting electrical tape over it? You could just pull it off if a cop asks you too.
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believe me, i get harassed enough w/o having a nice strip of black electrical tape on my state inspection sticker - unfortunatly that's how cops are around here
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Well I was referring to us who dont have inspections. Us just putting it over our vin numbers?
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Anyone know if this is legal in TX?
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it's not illegal as long as it's removable or temporary. You can't take the VIN plate off or anything, but you can cover it up, sure
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i dont know if this is the same on all 7th gens but on my 03 vic the vin is on every glass on the car and on the steel stamped plate on the dash.
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is it etched? it may have been done to save insurance money if the car is stolen?
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Ima go with the black electrical tape, it doesn't stand out as much as a card, and if APD asks i'll simply explain the reasoning for it.
Plus ima be sure the local dealerships are aware.

Thanks injencivic
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^^ black electrical tape seems like the way to go, but wouldn't it melt to your dash on a hot day?
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sorry to bring back an old thread, but i just want to reinforce this, i have seen this happen in person recently, and yes it IS legal to cover your VIN, the only ppl who would need to see it is the cops, and it is on your registration and inside the door panel, so do not hesitate to cover it up.
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im almost sure this is illegal to do in cali.
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Originally Posted by EM2 Shinobi View Post
im almost sure this is illegal to do in cali.
nope. the newer cars are starting to make that black light print on the VIN...so its actually invisislbe untill u use the black light
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Right, bat belts FTL. Whatever, like Adam said, NY had chosen to put the vin on the registration sticker, so short of putting a piece of tape on the outside of my windshield to cover that on the inside, we here in NY are pretty much screwed.
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the fact of the matter is. all dealerships require proof of ownership, but sometimes you catch that one guy "that doesnt give a ****" or trusts people and believe all people are naturally honest. I mean just today I took my car to the honda dealership to get serviced and I handed my keys, when I got back I talked to another guy, I was like yea thats my car over there.. guys never seen me before, hes like ok here sign this and hands me the keys...I said "Well don't you want to check my I.D.?" He said "Ohhhh yeah, right." And looks at my wallet...
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