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Old 05-17-2019, 05:03 PM   #1
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license plate protection?

Hey guys, I have a license plate frame over my license plate (in the rear). It is one I bought from amazon a while back, a carbon fiber one. It has some rough edges on the back of the frame and so far its not hurt the paint on the car but I am paranoid and wanting to know what you guys would recommend on how I should protect it? I have put some little rubber bumpers behind the actual license plate itselt so the plate isnt touching but the frame still is. I have thought about buying some rubber trim from amazon and basically making a rubber bumper on the back of the frame so incase it hits the paint there will be padding. Or I have thought about ordering some 3m paint protecting film to apply to the license plate area.

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Old 05-17-2019, 05:51 PM   #2
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Personally, I’d go with no frame. Simple “clean” look is always good.
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Old 05-21-2019, 09:48 AM   #3

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I had the same concerns when I first got my plates. I went to the local auto parts store and bought a rubber lip plate frame. It's made completely out of rubber and it fits around the license plate. It's a very clean look and nothing rests against the paint except the rubber part.
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Old 05-21-2019, 10:00 AM   #4
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Old 05-21-2019, 11:05 AM   #5

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How about some simple narrow weatherstripping you can buy by the roll at your local home center.?
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Old 05-26-2019, 10:20 AM   #6
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I would use foam tape you get at the hardware store, the thin 1/8" thick type.
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