Prevent car tag from being stolen?

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    Prevent car tag from being stolen?

    Been hearing of folks getting their car tag stolen around here lately.

    Wondering if anyone has come up with anyway to prevent or at least make it hard for a thief to do that?

    I'm thinking of getting an odd kind of screw (not common flat or phillips) for ours to at least make it harder to remove.
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    After the tag is installed (stuck on), take a razor blade and make verticle slices in the tag. Then if anyone tries to take it off, strips rather than the whole tag peel off.

    ETA: Just reread the Op. Are you referring to plates or tags?
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    Thats one way to do it. There are clear plastic covers with a security device on them but some states like Florida prohibit any covering on plates.

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    Sorry, meant to say plates. We normally call them tags around here.
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    How about some torx bolts?

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    There is a secure torx sold for tags at bigger auto parts, it has a raised post in the center of the opening, kind of a hydrashok look.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTsnub View Post
    There is a secure torx sold for tags at bigger auto parts, it has a raised post in the center of the opening, kind of a hydrashok look.
    Otherwise known as tamper proof torx, but you can probably walk onto a Snap-On or Mac tool truck and buy the tools for them (although it's a lot of money for low-life scum to spend).

    Or try this: Claymore Mine Hitch Cover
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    My local Lowes has a section for specialty screws including security types. The one that take's a star driver with a pin in it would be excellent.

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    After I had my tag stolen many years ago I used "One way" screws to hold the next tag on. They go on with a standard flat head screw driver but require a special tool to remove with any sort of ease. Local mechanic had the special tool and was able to change my tags for me, but the tool can be purchased online. A lot of local hardware places carry the one way screw, but usually don't carry the extractor. I've noticed a lot of public restrooms use this same sort of screw to hold the stalls together. Didn't realize our restrooms were under such a great threat.
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