There seems to be a generation of plates from a few of years ago that are absolutely horrible. The paint just flakes off the metal in giant chunks. I have a set of plates on my ICE car that have been transferred multiple times dating back to around 1994 and they are still good as new. The blue plates that Tesla provided me in early 2013 held up fine too. I think it was a generation of plates somewhere between 2000 and 2010 that were really bad.
I'm old enough to remember when you actually got whole new plates each year. Ontario would alternate between blue text on white / white text on blue every other year.
I used a cover on my N TESLA front plate but not the rear, and now the paint on the rear plate is disintegrating. Crap, should have put a cover on the back too. Man Ontario plates are soooo cheaply made these days. And they charge $99.10 to replace a personalized plate. :cursing:
You're probably right, but in areas where speed, red light or toll cams are commons, supposedly they get more antsy about plastic covers. Apparently they create a glare which hides the plates from the cameras.
Then there's always the 1/10 of 1% that is a stickler for rules or uses any excuse to pull over someone who has been profiled. It would really suck for me if Georgia highway patrol pulled me over for a license plate cover since that state doesn't recognize the Quebec driver's license.