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post #1 of 29 Old 09-14-2015, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
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License Plate Frame Replacement

Curious as to what other people have done for license plate frames? Of course my dealer/broker put on their branded plastic frames and branded cardboard sign underneath. These have quickly been removed. So while I'm waiting for my OR license plates to arrive I thought I would order up some appropriate frames. I see Audi has some spendy carbon fiber frames - too much money. Also some metal frames at around $35 - more in line with price I'd like to pay. Since my car is Mythos Black I thought it would be best to get black frames. What's the best place to buy frames and do you think black on black with the Audi rings is the way to go here Vs "Audi Sport"? Thanks!

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none for me, looks better IMO
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You have the license plate screwed directly into the car with no frame?

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I think the best looking ones will come from Audi itself. Branding will match. Next I would probably look on eBay to see what they have.
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Thanks Otto - Does Audi sell on line - when I went to the accessories page it wanted me to put in a zip for closest dealer...what's the best way to purchase this if I want to get an Audi frame? I did find some on Ebay but not the one I wanted. Either plane black in steel or with the rings.

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Ah - I figured it out...after you enter your zip, only then do they present the options for purchasing it...in my case all out of state. Interesting.

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You have the license plate screwed directly into the car with no frame?
**** no!

I just don't use a "branded" frame, just the under-frame that came originally with the car. (as in the pic)

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The license plate bracket is what goes behind the license plate. The frame is exactly that, a frame that goes around the edges of the plate. I don't like the bare crimped metal edges of the license plate so I put a generic slim gloss black frame for the [unfortunately necessary] front plate, and one of the Audi sport metal frames for the back plate.
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Thanks. I went ahead and ordered the OEM black metal frames with the Audi logo. With Mythos Black as the car color the black frame will blend into the car color. I wouldn't want to go "frameless" :-)

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I still think it look better without frame. Different folks, different strokes I guess.
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