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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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I have never seen this problem with licence plates from any other province, or state.
The blue reflective paint on the numbers has flaked off as has the white reflective background paint.



12 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I bet the police departments hate that .... Hard to read the numbers! Or unmanned toll roads, if you have those, where an auto cam takes a pic of the license and bills you that way. I used to take pictures of funny vanity plates and always thought I'd do a "sign"post of them someday, but never did. (Always thinking of you and this fun meme ;)).. Thank you!)

Halcyon said...

I don't think plates like this are legal...

RedPat said...

I have seen a few plates lately that look as if the blue was just on a film that has become loose and looks as if it has melted. Very strange!

Penelope Postcards said...

Wow … that is unusual. It must have been a batch of bad paint or unbelievably harsh weather.

s.c said...

Looks like a wrong bake then.

VioletSky said...

My plate faded to unreadability, but at least it didn't flake off.
I really think they should be replaced free of charge.

Gemma Wiseman said...

That is a strange sight. The only time I have seen difficult to read numberplates is when they are mud-spattered from country road travelling.

Norma Ruttan said...

hmm...not good quality, I guess. I have never ever seen that happen.

Michelle Megan Alan-Menino Obama said...

http://composetosmelltherose.blogspot.com/2016/08/signs-unreadable-mellow-yellow-frog.html

lovely.

Linda said...

Perhaps they scrubbed it too hard.

David Direktor said...
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David Direktor said...

I would be surprised if this plate is legal. It looks as though someone tried to put a "confuse the camera" coating on and overdid it a bit. However a check in Wikipedia shows there was a problem in 2012, so it could have happened again.
Defective Plates[edit]
In 2012, reports began to appear of plates deteriorating earlier than otherwise expected. The reflective layers detached themselves from the metal plate, making the plate unreadable. Approximately 1% of license plates issued have this defect. The defect has appeared in both front and rear plates. Trilcor Industries and the MTO offer a five-year warranty on plates and will replace the defective plates at no cost.[19] Plate replacement for other reasons (theft, damage, wear, etc.) is done at a cost.
It has been reported at http://driving.ca/auto-news/news/ontario-licence-plate-problems