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So once you get your CPL, What do you do with it?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by IronMonster, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Pretty open ended question, I mean how did you protect it? :D

    Is there any issues with having it laminated? Ok to laminate it folded over? Seems crazy honestly that they issue you a chunk of paper that they expect you to have on your person for 5 years.

    It also seems like its kind of a odd size, Laminated I am not sure it will fit in the ID pocket in my wallet.


    Just wanted some feedback before I do the wrong thing.
     
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  2. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Our county has laminated card. I have not seen a paper card in years.

    ODL's used to be paper many, many years ago, was pretty easy to make fake ID's for drinking , so I have heard.
     
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  3. rick49

    rick49 Lewis Well-Known Member

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    I had mine(both times) laminated by the issuing departments (2 different counties) not a problem finding a place in my wallet to poke it away and fully readable. Congrats on your CPL.
     
  4. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    I carefully folded mine and laminated it. I put it in my Alumawallet with my CHL and Utah license. It's my understanding that our back a$$wards state is considering changing it like OR & Utah
     
  5. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I have carried the paper card from B of A with my acct. numbers. And the business card given to me from my state farm agent. Both in my wallet since April 1991. There worn but legible.

    I think your paper Washington CPL will last the three or four years it's good for.
    Mine is holding up fine. I have both Wash, and Oregon permits.
     
  6. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Its 5 years, From now till 2020 seems like a long time to carry a chunk of paper. Seems like folding it in half and laminating it is the thing to do but it does end up being a little strange sized. Just making a two sided card the same size as your drivers license would be the logical thing to do, I guess the government is not known for being logical.
     
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  7. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    folded down the middle, birth date line still showing on the front, police chief signature on the back. Laminated at Kinkos. After 5 years it still looked like new...
     
  8. aflineman

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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    Mine has held up well over 5 years. Need to go renew it on Friday.
     
  9. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    That's how I did mine! Kinkos. $2 :cool:
     
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  10. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I used laminating sheet and folded it in half.
    It's lasted longer than my oregon plastic card, which is cracked and breaking into two pieces.
    I just renewed my WA CPL so I need to laminate it too.
     
  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Clark County's used to look almost like a traffic citation, but now it's changed to a smaller format. I folded it, trimmed down the excess border so it's very close in size to a DL/CC, then laminated it. Worked perfect.
     
  12. cmica

    cmica puy Active Member

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    its an option you check and they laminate it for you hassel free.
     
  13. blackadder

    blackadder Everett Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My first one I made the mistake of not paying the extra and having it come laminated. After carrying my paper one for a couple of years it was frayed on the edges so I laminated it at kinkos. It has lasted but barely, laminate is falling apart and the paper is definitely fading. Fortunately my new one should be coming soon so I can stop OCing (yes I waited too long before renewing)
     
  14. eliduc

    eliduc Active Member

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    ODL's used to be paper many, many years ago, was pretty easy to make fake ID's for drinking , so I have heard. [/QUOTE]

    Bars would accept temporary ID's in Calif. back in the day. I would get one, make a couple of copies in case I ruined the original, erase the numerical birth year with bleach and type in a new one. I used one of these from when I was 16 years old until I was 21. After I was legal it was a long time before I went to a bar. I had been there and done that. The funny part is that they were still checking my ID when I was over 30 years old.

    One night a bunch of us went to a rock and roll club. One of us had a legal license. As the license was checked it was handed behind the holder's back to the next guy in line. I think seven of us got in on that one license. It was dark and the door man was using a flashlight. That was in the late 50's. I think the statute of limitations has run out. I hope so. I wouldn't want them to revoke my CHL.
     
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  15. jim97701

    jim97701 Bend Well-Known Member

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    That's the way they do it here in Oregon.
     
  16. DSAPT9

    DSAPT9 North Idaho Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    I use 3 in clear packing tap and overlap to fit. I have done it this way with the first one I got in 1979 and every one after that all the way through today. Cheap and holds up great.
     
  17. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've got both an OR CHL and a WA CPL. So far, I've just left the WA permit folded in my wallet. A co-worker from WA did laminate his, but it does end up larger than a credit card, so it likely won't fit in a card slot. Hopefully WA will make the change to standard cards in the near future.
     
  18. Slobray

    Slobray Yelm, WA Well-Known Member

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    Mine and the wife’s both came laminated (that was a couple of years ago from Thurston County). My only complaint is that it is a little bigger (taller and wider) than my DL, so I have to put it in a different spot in my wallet.


    Ray
     
  19. Jerry

    Jerry Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have had both the cop shop & Kinko's laminate the CPL.

    It is an odd size....
     
  20. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I took it in to Office Depot this morning, $1.60 to laminate it and it fits better in the pocket behind my DL that I thought. Done deal
     
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