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« on: August 01, 2009 10:29:49 AM »

So I really want a personalized license plate cover, but not some lame generic frame with standard font size and color. So, my question is this. How would you go about covering the text (from a car dealership, of all things) on a frame and making it say what you do want?

I know this one's asking a lot, so it's just bonus if you know. But is there a way to have the letters continue off the frame sort of like a cutout? ( http://store.cstv.com/marketplace/store/Vendor117/fullscale/8X1383C-c.jpg ) I'm afraid anything attached on top would just fall off.

Thanks for any input! (Also if this is the wrong place please let me know)
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2009 12:14:16 PM »

I'm guessing on this one, but I think you need to find someone with a plasma cutter or laser cutter, to cut metal with. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2009 11:36:32 PM »

Sorry, I totally forgot to mention that the one I'm using is the black plastic kind. A metal one would be a really huge task.
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2009 06:13:14 PM »

Oops.  Ok, let's start again.

If you cut the letters from another piece of plastic, you could try using super glue to glue them on. 

If you cut them from wood, you could poke a hole in the plastic frame, run a small bolt from the inside and add a nut to the bolt from the top side.  Then you cold paint the letters and the bolt end and nut so that you don't see how it was put together unless you were up close.  Does that make sense to you?

I'm hoping that someone else on Craftster can jump in here and help, because I'm not sure if my ideas will work.

Forgot to add that it's easy to cover up the name of a dealership.  Spray paint will get the job done.
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