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Care & Maintenance of Your Plate

Here are some basic instructions for washing your custom European license plate:

  1. Remove your plate and frame from the vehicle
  2. Remove the plate from the frame
  3. Use regular dish soap and water to wash both, GENTLY.
  4. Put everything back together and re-mount it to your vehicle

Things to avoid:

  1. Car Washes (more on this below)
  2. Harsh Chemicals (409, Clorox, etc)

I’ve had a few customers complain that their plates have been damaged in car washes. Unfortunately, this is nearly unavoidable. Not only do car washes generally use recycled water (that may have sand and grit), but they often have high pressure washes of 1,000 psi! The general strategy of car washes is to post a sign “Not Responsible For Damage To Customer’s Vehicle.”  If they might cause damage to your vehicle–they will almost assuredly cause damage to your plate.

Here’s an article I found that goes into a little more detail: The Pitfalls of Using Touch-Less and Other Automatic Car Washes



I try to take a look at each plate order before they go back to manufacturing.  I can keep an eye out for any customer issues or concerns, but I also love to see what our customers are coming up with.  There are often a few each day that make me laugh out loud, and I need to pick one for Plate of the Day for our Facebook page.  You can see our orders on any given day by visiting the Plate Ideas Page.

Anyway, one that caught my eye this week was KÜHL WHIP:


If you didn’t already know, a whip is another way to say steering wheel, or even a car, or in particular a Mercedes (since the Mercedes logo looks something like a steering wheel).  See the Urban Dictionary for an excellent definition.  It’s a great play on words, and turns out to be a great idea for a Custom European License Plate.