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Most of us would agree that the Model S is the future of automobiles, and our unique license plate frame has been specially designed to communicate that message. Designed for the Model S, the DTF - License Plate Frame (LPF) is made from real carbon fiber and tells every viewer that you’re “Driving the Future.” The LPF carbon fiber is available in either gloss or matte finish and adds a custom touch for every license plates applicable.
The License Plate Frame (LPF) is a decorative frame fabricated from real carbon fiber and backed with high strength ABS plastic for rigidity. It is provided in either gloss or matte finish and has been designed for standard North American license plate dimensions. The carbon fiber look of the LPF provides an aesthetic accent for the rear of every Model S. In addition, the fit and finish of the LPF conform nicely with those vehicles that have a carbon fiber spoiler.
Installation of the LPF is very easy. Simply remove your license plate by unscrewing the existing screws (either two or four screws hold your license plate in place). Position the LPF over the license plate and replace the screws. (Note: license plate screws are not provided with the LPF).
The LPF substrate is cut from high strength 0.125-inch ABS plastic. The visible surface is made from real carbon fiber, adhered using high-strength automotive adhesives, and imprinted with a silver metallic “Driving the Future” and an artistic Model S stylized tribute drawing. The carbon fiber and the printed images are then protected with a “domed” high-grade polyurethane coating specially formulated to be weather, UV, abrasion, and wear resistant.
Frame dimensions are approximately 12.0 in. W x 6.15 in. H (307W x 156H mm) and conform to the standard license plate size for North America. The four screw openings match the dimensions of the screw pattern for the Model S. License plate screws are not provided with your LPF order.
Step 1. Remove your license plate and any existing license plate frame by unscrewing either two or four license plate screws. In general this requires a Phillips head screw driver.
Step 2. Line up the screw holes in your LPF with the holes in your license plate, place over the existing plastic screw receptacles in the license plate area of your door hatch, and screw the LPF and plate back in. If you choose, you can use four license plate screws for a very secure attachment, but this is not necessary.
Your LPF is installed!
Is installation of the license plate frame (LPF) easy? Are any tools required?
Installation is very easy. Using a screwdriver (the only tool you’ll need), unscrew your license plate and/or the existing frame you have around it. Line up the screw holes in your LPF with the holes in your license plate, place over the existing plastic screw receptacles in the license plate area of your door hatch, and screw the LPF and plate back in. If you choose, you can four license plate screws for a very secure attachment, but this is not necessary.
What screw size do I need?
It's best to use four (4) #10 x 3/4 inch metal or wood screws. These are available in either Phillips head or Hex head formats and can be purchased with a round grommet that gives the screw a more decorative look. They are available at most auto parts stores or home improvement centers.
Will the slogan “Driving the Future” that appears on the LPF stand up to sun and weather?
Yes. The text and the stylized images are imprinted directly on the carbon fiber. Then, both the text and the carbon fiber are protected by a a “domed” high-grade polyurethane coating specially formulated to be weather, UV, abrasion, and wear resistant.
I have your carbon fiber spoiler, as well as Evannex’s Accent-E package on my Model S. Will the LPF match the carbon fiber used in those accessories?
Yes. The LPF is available in both gloss and matte finishes, so it will conform well with any carbon fiber accessories you current have on your Model S. If you purchased our carbon fiber spoiler (on our site), the gloss LPF will correspond best. If you have the Tesla factory spoiler, the matte LPF will correspond best.
How long does it take to ship LPF?
We target delivery between 1 to 2 weeks from the date of your order (via FedEx or USPS).
Is this available for Model S owners outside of U.S. and Canada?
No. This product was designed to fit the license plate size that is commonly used in North America only. Therefore, this product is not available for shipment to other international destinations.
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