Personally not keen on "Barnie" - another purple dinosaur. However, any colour is better than mil spec which may cause mis-understandings although most people will check your plates first before considering your lack of taste. :}
Policemen (and women) look out for foriegn plates - wound up muzungu's are always good fishing areas for corruption - and your average African policeman can be the absolute mother of invention when it comes to finding "infractions of the law".
Since your UK plates won't be needed abroad - how about spraying them carmine red and picking out the letters etc in white - it might get mistaken for a foriegn CD plate and all road blocks etc will just wave you through!
Last edited by Bundubasher; 19 May 2008 at 16:34.