To fit your number plates using screws we highly recommend using your existing number plates as a template. This will ensure the screw holes are in the same location on your new number plates.
This is not entirely necessary for example if you wish to relocate your screw holes, or if for example your number plates were stuck using sticky pads, and you would like to fix using screws instead.
If you are fitting your new number plates with screws and the existing number plates have not been screwed on, then you will not need your existing number plate as a template. You will now need to drill new holes in the preferred location. But it may be beneficial to use your old number plate as a test before drilling your new number plates.
You will need an electric drill, a HSS Pro 4.2mm drill bit, a screw kit, and a fine black marker pen all of which you can purchase online via our website.
Place your new number plate facing down on a table or floor where you are drilling, and place your existing number plate on top of your new number plate also facing downwards.
Square up the two number plates so they are positioned correctly on top of each other. Mark on the new number plate where the hole locations are on the existing number plates with a black marker pen.
Remove your existing number plate and get ready to drill the marker locations on the new number plates.
Please use these 5 simple steps for the best possible finish:
1. Drill back to front ( Reflective side to Acrylic side )
2. Drill slowly ( Very slow drill speed )
3. Drill with low pressure ( Use the least amount of pressure )
4. Use correct drill bit ( 4.2mm HSS Drill Bit )
5. Place something soft underneath ( Polystyrene or Wood )
Once you have successfully drilled your new number plates you will be then be able to fix them to your vehicle. We recommend using our PZ2 Screwdriver Bit which are the correct fitment for the screws.
Remember to include the coloured screw caps for the best possible finish, which are included in all of our screw kits which can be ordered online via our website.
If you are using our tamper proof fixing kit then this contains both the screw bit and an allen key required to fix the tamper proof screws.
Please note if you are ordering our Gel Resin plates, the actual digits cannot be drilled. You would need to relocate the drill holes, or using sticky pads instead, see below step 4.