Optional fixing guidelines
Adhesive pads are recommended as the preferred fixing method, but screws and bolts are still allowed.
If you wish to drill and screw a number plate, we recommend following the below instructions outlined in the British Standard BS AU 145e.
1. Securely clamp the plate
Use a piece of wood to pass the drillbit right through.
2. Drill from the film side of the plate
On an acrylic plate, drill from the rear.
On a non-acrylic plate, drill from the front.
3. Ideally, use a drill bit designed for the material
Drill bits suitable for acrylic and aluminium have different lip angles.
Make sure your drill bit is sharp to prevent tearing the reflective.
4. Set a drill speed of 2,000rpm
This speed is suitable for a hole diameter of 6-7mm.
5. Carefully remove all sharp edges after drilling
This is for your and other motorists' safety.