In order to remove your existing number plates you will first need to determine how they are currently fixed. They will either be screwed or stuck on using sticky pads.
Removing existing number plates which are screwed on is very simple just simply remove the screws and pull off the existing number plates.
Ensure you have a hold of the plate once the screws are being removed to ensure the plate doesn’t fall and damage your vehicles bodywork. Some number plates that have been screwed on may also have sticky pads applied so please bare that in mind.
Please remember to keep the existing number plates if you plan to fit your new number plates with screws as we will use the old number plates as a template.
Removing your existing number plates which are stuck on using sticky pads is also very simple. We highly recommend our fishing line method. You can also use dental floss or string as a method for removing your number plates.
You simply just wrap some fishing wire around your fingers and pull back and forth behind the number plates and work your way along the number plate until the plate is removed.
This method works very well as it cuts through the sticky pads and fixings, removing the number plate but without damaging your cars bodywork.
Some number plates which have been stuck with sticky pads can simply be removed by placing your finger nails under one edge of the plate, and pulling and bending the plate towards you and the plate should come unstuck.
Heat can also help with removing the existing number plates if required, using a heat gun or hair dryer which will loosen the bond between the sticky pads and bodywork. Also soaking the area in wd40 can also help especially when it comes to the next stage for removing old sticky pads and sticky pad residue.