License Plate Frames

An online information booklet about License plate frames!

What are 'Casting' made license plate frames? What are 'Coined' license plate frames?

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Which license plate frame style is best for you?
 

Links to cart To learn more about which frame is legal in your state.
To purchase

a. 2-hole

b. 4-hole

USA made

Plain thin license plate frame that can be used in any application. 

There is a 2-hole version also

Go to This Page for a photo of the license plate decals

To purchase
a. Plain
b. Script Engraved
c. Factory Art Eng
d. Name-Plate 3D

USA made

Standard name on bottom license plate frame and is used if your license plate has registration validation decals located at the top corners;

There is a 4-hole version of the plain frame, also

Go to This Page for a photo of the license plate decals

 

To purchase
a. Plain
b. Script Engraved
c. Factory Art Eng
d. Name-Plate 3D

USA made

NOTCHED bottom license plate frame for use if your license plate has registration validation decals located at the bottom corners;  

There is a 4-hole version of the plain frame, also

There is a 4-hole version also Go to This Page for a photo of the license plate decals

 

To purchase

Engraved

USA made

Name on top license plate frame is used if the rear bumper of your SUV or Pickup  blocks the engraving;  

There is a 4-hole version of the plain frame, also

Go to This Page for a photo of the license plate decals

 

To purchase

a. Plain
b. Auto names
c. Country codes

Imported

Wide-Side license plate frame legal in every state.
The frame of the future!
Patent Pending

Go to THIS PAGE for more photos and specs.

Why these license plate frames are Premium Quality and better than any others. First off they look better, but that's not the reason they are better. Our metal license plate frames are better quality because they are made from better materials, and contain better workmanship.

Here are the facts! Our license plate frames are coined from solid premium quality rolled "SHEET" brass as a base material. Solid sheet brass is used for several reasons, but mostly because it is hard, has a flat level surface (unlike cast brass or pot-metal frames) and its non-porous so it polishes better, and because it can be coined to a perfect product. The finer the polish the finer the chrome or gold plating results. The more perfect the shape of the license plate frame the better it looks.
 
Coining is the precision way to manufacture a metal product. It involves costly tooling, but it's the only way to get quality. The end product is finely formed and has a smooth level quality finish. A heavy coating of electro-plate nickel goes over the highly polished brass frame before adding hard chrome or 23k gold. This premium process enhances the luster. (Compare those old cast coins found on sunken ships with the quality of our present day "coined" coins.)

Engravings: All engravings are done on computer programmed machines and hand filled with our own premium special formula epoxy.
 
Weight: There's no reason why a license plate frame should weigh nearly a pound (like some cast frames). Frames are sold for beauty and durability, neither of which is enhanced by adding unnecessary weight to your vehicle. Quality auto accessories are not sold by the pound.

You just can't buy a better license plate frame anywhere at any price! AND, they're made right here in the USA.


Coined license plate frames:

Here are the facts! These license plate frames are coined from solid premium quality rolled "SHEET" brass as a base material. Similar to making money coins. It takes all this brass shown (1.6 pounds) to make one license frame. Solid sheet brass is used for several reasons, but mostly because it is hard, has a flat level surface (unlike cast brass) and its non-porous so it polishes better, and because it can be coined to a perfect product. The finer the polish the finer the chrome or gold plating results. The more perfect the shape of the license plate frame the better it looks.

Coining is the precision way to manufacture a metal product. It involves costly tooling, but it's the only way to get quality. The end product is finely formed and has a smooth level quality finish. A heavy coating of electro-plate nickel goes over the highly polished brass frame before adding hard chrome or 23k gold. This premium process enhances the luster.

TABS: Every 2-hole "coined" license plate frame we offer has tabs on the back to hold the license plate. You won't find that on casting-made frames.

These frames will last! Because the are made of solid brass, they'll never rust or corrode. They'll look good for years.

Weight: There's no reason why a license plate frame should weigh nearly a pound (like most cast brass frames). Frames are sold for beauty and durability, neither of which is enhanced by adding unnecessary weight to your vehicle. Quality auto accessories are not sold by the pound.


You just can't buy a better frame anywhere at any price! AND, they're made right here in the USA.


What about Cast license plate frames?

There are two types of casting made license plate frames--sand cast or die (machine) cast.  Die cast being the more expensive investment for manufacture, but the end result is a better frame.  Sand cast is usually brass and the end result is somewhat irregular as the molds are never exactly the same. 

Both are manufactured from molten metal.  The two most common that are used are brass or white metal.  Brass being the heavier of the two and used in both types of castings.  If you think heavier makes a product better, that would be an advantage.  That's because the cast brass frames have to be thicker for strength.  White metal or as it's sometimes called "pot" metal is a blend of metals, usually Zinc, Tin, and Pewter.  This metal is stronger and can be die cast thinner and lighter than brass with equal strength.  Die casting this metal is done in machines under great pressure which gives the license plate frame a better quality.  White metal (prior to the use of plastics) was used to make all sorts of auto parts like tail light bodies, name-plates, and other ornamental items like hood ornaments and sometimes radiator grills. Castings can be done smoothly depending on the mold condition, but both polish nicely, engrave cleanly, and electroplate very nicely.  The end product of cast frames depends greatly on the polishing and plating steps, but look as good as coined frames on the front but usually are rough on the back. A disadvantage of cast license plate frames is that the tabs on the back if they have them are usually too close to fit both a Plexiglas plate cover and the license plate.

Most of the license plate frames you'll find on the internet are CASTING made of one of the mentioned materials.  These license plate frames are always IMPORTED and less expensive to make and buy than the USA made COINED frames.

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