Number Plate Fitting – How To Do It Yourself

A lot of people consider fitting number plates on their vehicles for various reasons. It could be that you want to change your current number plate and choose a private one from New Reg. On the other hand, your number plate might have been stolen. 

Regardless of the reason, if you want to replace your regular plates, here is a great guide to consider. If you want to learn how to acquire a different number plate, kindly do your research depending on your location for the best information. 

1. Start By Removing The Number Plate From The Car 

If your car still has a number plate, you should start by removing it. You can remove it by following these tips. Start by opening the plastic screw covers if they are available. Next, you should start undoing the screws. Check if there are double-sided pads that secure the plate so you can loosen them accordingly. 

You should know that this particular step will take a while since the pads are often quite adhesive. You can use a little force for the best results. You can also use any tool you have ready to loosen it. Once you have removed the license plate, you should choose whether you will fit the new number plates using adhesive tape or screws. 

2. Drill Holes Into The New Number Plate 

If you are fitting the new number plate with screws, you should drill holes into it. You can do this in a few ways. Note that, it’s still debatable on the best way forward. Most people choose to drill holes from the back. Manufacturers actually recommend this method. 

The other option is drilling the plate from the front after you have applied some masking tape on the plate. To get the right position, you need to use the older number plates as a template. 

3. Secure The Number Plate Using Screws 

Now you can screw the new number plate on the car using your old screws or buy new ones. Make sure the number plate is secured tightly in place. If you are not planning on using screws to secure the new number plate, make sure you use double-sided adhesive tape for the best results. 

4. Clear The Number Plate And The Mounting Surface 

Are you using a double-sided adhesive step? Well, you need to start by cleaning the mounting surface and the back part of the new number plate. It’s very important to do this since it will guarantee that the sticky pads will stick to the plate and car effectively. 

5. Fix Sticky Pads To The Back Of Your Number Plate 

Once you have cleaned the surfaces thoroughly, you should remove the adhesive pads from their packaging only on one side then stick it to the back of the number plate. Next, you should remove the back part of the sticky pad on the side and attach it to your car. Don’t touch the sticky side of the adhesive since it might ruin the sticky residue. 

You can use as many adhesive pads as you see fit. It all depends on you. The more sticky pads you use, you can rest assured that your number plate will be completely secure. However, if you use a lot of adhesive, it might make it harder for you to change your number plates in the future. 

6. Press The New Number Plate Onto The Car 

First, make sure that you position your number plate properly. Once that is done, you can press as hard as possible for at least 10 seconds to make sure that the number plate is properly secured.

Arslan Hassan

Arslan is an electrical engineer with a passion for writing, designing and anything tech-related. His educational background in the technical field has given him the edge to write on many topics. He occasionally writes blog articles for Dynamologic Solutions.

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