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Good and bad and good again
on 29 June 2012
So I stumped up and bought the Richbrook Titanium Tax Disc Holder last October (2011). Fitting was a doddle and all went smoothly. The holder adheres to the windscreen with 3 soft plastic 'buttons' that are sticky on both sides. One side of the button sticks to the display side of the holder whilst the other side of the button sticks to the inside of the windscreen. It stayed in place and did what it said on the tin (or rather the CD style plastic holder it came in). BUT! its now the following June and we have had a few hot summer days, which means the inside of the car gets hot - and, you guessed it, the metal tax disc holder also gets hot which causes the plastic buttons to become so soft they lose any adhesive grip and the holder falls off the windscreen!! Cool the car and holder down, stick it back to the windscreen and it holds - then get another warm day and 'thud' it drops off again.
The problem is the plastic that the buttons are made of - its just too frail. Richbrook do a 'spare plastic buttons' pack for about £3.80 on Amazon which I will probably buy and give them a try - but should I really have to do that after paying £14 in the first place?
Edit at Sept 25th 2012 - I contacted Richbrook who sent me more gel buttons free of charge. I replaced the old buttons for the new ones and this time they seem to have done the job - no loss of grip or melting in hot weather, so thumbs up to Richbrook.