1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Dismiss Notice

Cover up license plate holes?

CanadaA3wales May 23, 2020

  1. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

    257
    58
    28
    Hey
    I know you can buy color coded plugs from america, but I am not paying £25.00 + shipping + tax to get them delivered when I think I may be able to make my own.

    I have seen lots of people with small plates and I cannot see any existing holes which is strange as mine are standard holes done by Audi and have not changed, they are exactly 18 inches hole to hole. A standard plate is 20" so how are people getting the 5 and 6 digit plates without seeing the holes in the boot?

    How do people get small plates without seeing the manufacture holes?

    I was thinking of painting a flat screw cap cover in my dealer color and just use pvc glue to cover it.

    I want a 6 digit plate size, but if I do this then you will see the holes in the boot as a 6 digit plate is 14 inches I think?

    What have you all done if you have short plates ?
     
  2. Avatar

    snack-media
    Advertisement


  3. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

    1,556
    697
    113
    This is my tailgate after taking the standard plate off. Holes were quite close together on my A6. On my last car, an A4 the holes were right at the edges of the standard plate and therefore I couldn't fit a shorter plate.[​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
     
  4. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

    1,556
    697
    113
    This is my rear end now[​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
     
    DieselJake likes this.
  5. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

    257
    58
    28
    Yeah yours are very close.
    I only have a inch each end, so I cannot fit a short plate without seeing the holes.

    I am wondering if anyone has managed to cover them and how they did it?
     
  6. Henda

    Henda Active Member

    156
    56
    28
    On the front i did, i smoothed off the holes then filled them with plastic filler sanded it flat and then vinyl wrapped the plate plinth in gloss black. Like new.
     
  7. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

    257
    58
    28
    I am getting a honeycomb grill for the front and push on clips so I can put the plate down low, but I think its either a case of using the existing screws for the rear and using plastic screw caps and painting them with touch up paint or just have a full size plate.
    Ive not decided yet on which to do.
     

Share This Page

Do Not Sell My Personal Information