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    Where do you get proper ones? Need them for the Mazda and a BMW I know they are different. Believe I saw them at ServiceOntario in a vending machine along with the lesson books once?
    Currently using square head wood screws from Home Depo and want to change out before they rust...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyActivR View Post
    Where do you get proper ones? Need them for the Mazda and a BMW I know they are different. Believe I saw them at ServiceOntario in a vending machine along with the lesson books once?
    Currently using square head wood screws from Home Depo and want to change out before they rust...
    if there's an auto parts store near you they should have them, even home depot should. I needed plate screws for my previous car and I picked them up at home depot, just ask someone there and you should be good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shabbir3GT View Post
    if there's an auto parts store near you they should have them, even home depot should. I needed plate screws for my previous car and I picked them up at home depot, just ask someone there and you should be good

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    literally how I ended up with the wood screws. not sure how I didn't think to try auto stores.

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    Default Re: License plate screws?

    Canadian tire has a collection of different sizes and styles

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken6214 View Post
    Canadian tire has a collection of different sizes and styles
    Whats the proper length/style? At the meets I've seen people with these raised flat head screwdriver ends that you could use pliers to get them off if rusted.

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    I suggest these ones



    Can use a screwdriver or socket wrench to get them off in case you round one out or they rust up on you...



    I've been contemplating getting the fancy Allen key ones - but worried Canadian winters are gonna rust them swollen then I'll round out the head and be FUBARed

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    get stainless steel screws... you can ebay them or find at the store
    If you're screwing into the plastic bumper, it's 1/4" or 6mm self tapping screws (pan head sheet metal non-self tapping screws will work)
    if you're screwing into the trunk lid (3rd gen), you'll need M6x1.0x20 screws... if you install a frame, cover, or washers, you'll need to go from 20mm to 25 or 30mm, probably
    2005 Mazda3 SP23 hatchback (auto)
    2016 Mazda3 Sport GT (auto)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Default User View Post
    I suggest these ones

    Where do you get em? I had these originally but rusted...

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    Default Re: License plate screws?

    Quote Originally Posted by SkyActivR View Post
    Where do you get em? I had these originally but rusted...
    Canadian tire
    Look for stainless steel ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by Default User View Post
    Canadian tire
    Look for stainless steel ones
    Autosource had em when I checked, tread looks the same like the wood screws im using now.
    Are they okay to use? Feel like its digging into the plastic and not proper size.

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