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Have A Bra, BUT Your State Requires A Front Plate? No problem!!!...

Have A Bra, BUT Your State Requires A Front Plate? No problem!!!...

Here's an easy fix for you. It's better than buying aftermarket products that require drilling like the Hide-A-Plate, Show 'n' Go, etc., a bracket that requires laying on the ground to loosen screws so you can take it off for car shows, or even drilling holes through your lisence plate to access the screws on your Aeroplate.

I wish I had thought of this BEFORE I drilled holes through my front plate.

This also works great for just cruising around town without the bra.


Here's what you'll need...

  1. GM Supplied Aeroplate
  2. 3M Automotive Tape
  3. Scissors
  4. Box Cutter, Exacto Knife, or Razor Blade
  5. 4 packs of Nikel-Sized Craft Magnets from Hobby Lobby(picture shows only 2 packs) for $5.99 each. They have a 40% off coupon in the Sunday paper every week or download their app.

    Use ***EXTREME CAUTION*** these are extremely powerful magnets, will pinch your skin, and cause bleeding!!! Yes, I speak from experience. :rolleyes:

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First, roll out your 3M Tape and push magents on them so they stick.

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Next, take your box cutter, exacto knife, or razor blade and trim excess 3M Tape off. You don't have to, but I'm pretty anal about things. :D

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Next, you'll attach your magnets with the 3M Tape to the back side of the GM Aeroplate next to the portrusions that go through the grill.


Next, install the Aeroplate on the grill of your car, take 4 more magnets, and attach them to the front of your Aeroplate with 3M Tape(I chose not to for these pictures). Don't worry, the magents will find their "partner" for the location. ***WATCH YOUR FINGERS***!!!

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Finally, put your bra or NoviStretch Bra on your car as you normally would, hold your lisence plate up, and use the final 4 magnets to attach your plate.

Use 3M Tape to attach the magnets to the back of your plate for a cleaner look. :cool:

In all, you'll have 3 magnets at each corner holding your plate on.


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***We've driven over 350 spirited and interstate trouble free miles with the lisence plate mounted like this and it has stayed in place.***

SPECIAL NOTE: This WILL NOT cause ANY cooling issues running the Aeroplate with the NoviStretch Bra.
 

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Very slick, and well thought-out. Magnetism is so cool.

I guess you just gently "slide" the exposed magnets in any direction to remove the license plate?
 

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Thank you Mobius!!!

The magnets were only exposed for testing and for the pictures.

I just pull the plate off cuz I took the exposed magnets and attached them to the back of my lisence plate with 3M tape.

Gives it a cleaner look.

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Z51Stingray...really liked your idea and am posting this question partially to bump this thread for the benefit of others who should run a front plate.

The question is this...Why did you place the magnets behind the aeroplate? Were you concerned the 3M tape on the aeroplate's front mounted magnets would not hold adequately?

Thinking that if you are trusting the 3M tape on the magnets behind your license plate to hold, then why not trust the tape on the aeroplate's front mounted magnets?

I could see your logic if you kept the magnets on the front of your plate, as the tape would only be maintaining the location of the magnets; the magnetism alone would be actually holding the plate in place.

Or, am I missing something? Like, does the tape not adhere well to the plastic aeroplate?

Thanks for this idea and pending response!
 

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I placed the magnets behind the aeroplate just to provide extra strength on the front magents attached to the actual lisence plate.
 

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I placed the magnets behind the aeroplate just to provide extra strength on the front magents attached to the actual lisence plate.
Great simple idea and timely for me. Going home from our Winter location in no front plate AZ to front plate required WA. state. Planning on a novistretch bra and was wondering what to do about the plate.

Thanks
 

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Great simple idea and timely for me. Going home from our Winter location in no front plate AZ to front plate required WA. state. Planning on a novistretch bra and was wondering what to do about the plate.

Thanks
I'd like to see a picture of yours and how it turned out.
 

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