In California; during the time it takes from when you buy your new car at the dealer and for the DMV to issue the permanent license plates you are stuck driving around with tacky plastic plates that advertise the dealer. Or you can design your own!
I have had my new car now for almost two weeks and decided to get rid of the temporary plates that advertise the dealer I bought the car from and make my own. Here's how you can too.
Step 1. Get together a marker, pencil, E-Xacto knife, and a pair of scissors.
Step 2. Head to the hardware store and select the design element to replace the existing temporary tags. These cheap .99¢ - $2.99 weather proof signs are perfect. They are easy to cut and easy to crop using the plate frame as a guide.
Step 3. Remove tacky temporary dealer plates.
Step 4. Use it as a template to trace and cut out my new plates with X-Acto knife.
Step 5. Add personal touches with a graffiti marker to create an interesting composition. Here are what will be both plates; front and back.
Step 6. Use the old dealer tag to line up the screw holes and with a hole punch, knock'em out.
Step 7. Screw in place.
Enjoy until DMV sends permanent vehicle tags!
*Photos by Stu Green
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