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10 Best License Plate Frames of 2020

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License plate frames basically dress license plates, forming a rim or bezel around your car’s plates that is decorative and will surely attract some attention. Basically, these components personalize the look of your car, making it look unique with a touch of class.

However, these frames come in different sizes, shapes, and designs, which means you might have to go through a lot of them before getting a fitting piece. To help you in this, we have listed 10 of the best license plate frames in the market that you should consider and choose from.

10 Best License Plate Frames – Review

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PRODUCT

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SunplusTrade 1070-LPFRME-Silv

1. SunplusTrade 1070-LPFRME-Silv (Slim Design)

  • Complete set
  • Slim design plates
  • Standard size to fit US license plates
  • Affordable
Ohuhu 917-01200-88

2. Ohuhu 917-01200-88 (Affordable)

  • Affordable
  • 2 frames plus installation hardware
  • Aluminum construction with rounded edges
  • Rust-resistant matte black powder coating
Product Express Personalized6

3. Product Express Personalized6 (With Chrome Finish)

  • 6 x 12-inch size fits US and Canadian plates
  • Steel construction with a chrome finish
  • Wide bezel with 2 installation holes at the top
Ohuhu License Plate Frames

4. Ohuhu License Plate Frames (2-Piece Set)

  • 2-piece set that includes all the installation hardware
  • Stainless-steel construction with a polished finish
  • 4 installation holes
  • Standard size (6-3/8 x 12-1/4 inches)
Karoad K-001

5. Karoad K-001 (Good)

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Surface sprayed to prevent oxidation
  • Affordable
  • Comes as a complete set
H C Hippo Creation BLPF2PW

6. H C Hippo Creation BLPF2PW (With Rhinestone Crystals)

  • 2-piece set plus installation hardware
  • Covered in clear white rhinestone crystals
  • Stainless steel construction with ground edges
  • Fits US and Canadian novelty plates
DFDM National 1346

7. DFDM National 1346 (Anti-Theft Design)

  • Comes with anti-theft stainless steel screw covers
  • Available in 5 color options
  • Built using stainless steel
  • Thick powder coating for rust prevention
GoPlates GP-1

8. GoPlates GP-1 (Laser Engraved)

  • Customizable by laser engraving any piece of text
  • Weather and UV resistant finish
  • Anodized aluminum construction
  • Available in 6 color options
Cruiser Accessories 19003

9. Cruiser Accessories 19003 (Palm Tree Design)

  • Unique palm tree design
  • Fits US license and novelty plates
  • Die-cast zinc construction with a chrome finish
Cruiser Accessories 18545

10. Cruiser Accessories 18545 (Ribbon Bling Design)

  • Unique ribbon bling design
  • Comes in 3 color options
  • Fits standard license and novelty US plates

PRODUCT

1. SunplusTrade 1070-LPFRME-Silv

(Slim Design)

SunplusTrade 1070-LPFRME-Silv
  • Complete set
  • Slim design plates
  • Standard size to fit US license plates
  • Affordable

2. Ohuhu 917-01200-88

(Affordable)

Ohuhu 917-01200-88
  • Affordable
  • 2 frames plus installation hardware
  • Aluminum construction with rounded edges
  • Rust-resistant matte black powder coating

3. Product Express Personalized6

(With Chrome Finish)

Product Express Personalized6
  • 6 x 12-inch size fits US and Canadian plates
  • Steel construction with a chrome finish
  • Wide bezel with 2 installation holes at the top

4. Ohuhu License Plate Frames

(2-Piece Set)

Ohuhu License Plate Frames
  • 2-piece set that includes all the installation hardware
  • Stainless-steel construction with a polished finish
  • 4 installation holes
  • Standard size (6-3/8 x 12-1/4 inches)

5. Karoad K-001

(Good)

Karoad K-001
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Surface sprayed to prevent oxidation
  • Affordable
  • Comes as a complete set

6. H C Hippo Creation BLPF2PW

(With Rhinestone Crystals)

H C Hippo Creation BLPF2PW
  • 2-piece set plus installation hardware
  • Covered in clear white rhinestone crystals
  • Stainless steel construction with ground edges
  • Fits US and Canadian novelty plates

7. DFDM National 1346

(Anti-Theft Design)

DFDM National 1346
  • Comes with anti-theft stainless steel screw covers
  • Available in 5 color options
  • Built using stainless steel
  • Thick powder coating for rust prevention

8. GoPlates GP-1

(Laser Engraved)

GoPlates GP-1
  • Customizable by laser engraving any piece of text
  • Weather and UV resistant finish
  • Anodized aluminum construction
  • Available in 6 color options

9. Cruiser Accessories 19003

(Palm Tree Design)

Cruiser Accessories 19003
  • Unique palm tree design
  • Fits US license and novelty plates
  • Die-cast zinc construction with a chrome finish

10. Cruiser Accessories 18545

(Ribbon Bling Design)

Cruiser Accessories 18545
  • Unique ribbon bling design
  • Comes in 3 color options
  • Fits standard license and novelty US plates

1. SunplusTrade 1070-LPFRME-Silv – Slim Design License Plate Frame

SunplusTrade 1070-LPFRME-Silv

Photo: SunplusTrade

  • Fits: US plates
  • Material: Stainless Steel

The 1070 from SunplusTrade is a slim style license plate frame with a simplistic design that has rounded corners, which are safe on your hands because they won’t cause scratches.

That said, the kit comes complete with 2 license plate frames, 4 screw caps, 4 machine screws, 4 self-tapping screws, 4 washers, and a screwdriver, enabling you to do the installation straight out of the box without buying anything extra.

Each of the plates is standard sized to fit all US plates without blocking any state tag and measures 6-5/16 x 12-1/4 inches.

Other features include a stainless-steel construction, a silver polished-chrome finish that is rust-proof and very durable. However, the pair is only available in a single-color option but as a complete set, it is very affordable.

Pros:

  • Slim style design
  • Comes as a complete set
  • Standard size to fit all US plates
  • Stainless-steel construction with a shiny, polished chrome finish
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Silver color option only

2. Ohuhu 917-01200-88 – Affordable License Plate Frame

Ohuhu 917-01200-88

Photo: Ohuhu

  • Fits: US plates
  • Material: Aluminum

Ohuhu’s 917-01200-88 offers an affordable solution to frame your license plate and with this, you actually get 2 pieces for the front and rear plus all the installation hardware, which includes screw, self-tapping screws, spacers, washers, screw caps, and a screwdriver.

The frames themselves have a high-quality aluminum construction that is powder-coated to a black matte finish, and this provides a rust-and-corrosion-free finish that is very durable.

Other features include a standard 6-3/8 x 12-1/4-inch size that fits all US plates and rounded edges for scratch-free installation. However, the set is only available in a single color and thus, if you don’t like matte black, this might not be ideal for you.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Complete set with 2 frames and installation hardware
  • High-quality aluminum construction
  • Rust-resistant finish
  • Rounded edges for scratch-free use

Cons:

  • Come only in matte black color

3. Product Express Personalized6 – Chrome License Plate Frame

Product Express Personalized6

Photo: Product Express

  • Fits: US and Canada plates
  • Material: Chrome, Steel

This standard size 6 x 12-inch license plate frame is made of steel, which is then polished off in a shiny chrome finish for durability purposes. Chrome does not rust and this gives the frame a high quality, durable finish that can withstand all weather conditions.

Another advantage of this unit is that its standard size makes it a perfect fit for US and Canadian plates, and it has 2 holes for quick and easy installation. Also, the piece has a wide bezel that can be layered with artwork for complete customization.

However, you only get a single frame, which means you have to buy an extra one for the rear plate, and no fasteners are included for installation.

Pros:

  • Standard size perfectly fits US and Canadian plates
  • Strong steel construction
  • Rustproof, all-weather chrome coating
  • Wide bezel can be layered with artwork for complete customization

Cons:

  • Comes as a single piece
  • Fasteners not included

4. Ohuhu License Plate Frames – 2-Piece License Plate Frame

Ohuhu License Plate Frames

Photo: Ohuhu

  • Fits: US plates
  • Material: Stainless Steel

Coming in as a 2-piece set, Ohuhu’s license plate frame gives you value for money because you get to fit both the front and rear plates without buying anything extra.

Additionally, you also get all the installation hardware as accessories, which include screws, screw fasteners, screw caps, and a screwdriver, while an 8-piece set of self-adhesive foam can be used to line the rear corners of the frame to prevent it from scratching your car.

That said, each of the 2 plates features 4 screw holes, which means firm installation to the vehicle’s body, and they can be used in trucks, trailers and small cars, provided it has 4 holes.

Other than this, the frames are made of stainless steel, which is quite strong and has a polished shiny surface that closely resembles a chrome finish. They are standard-sized, measuring 6-3/8 x 12-1/4 inches, enabling them to fit all US plates without blocking state tags on the corners.

Pros:

  • 2-piece set
  • Comes with all the installation hardware
  • 4 holes for firmer installation
  • Strong stainless-steel construction with a shiny finish
  • Standard size for all US plates

Cons:

  • Not ideal for cars with two installation holes

5. Karoad K-001 – Good License Plate Frame

Karoad K-001

Photo: Karoad

  • Fits: US plates
  • Material: Stainless Steel

Karoad’s K-001 has a sturdy build, primarily due to its stainless-steel construction, which is stronger than aluminum and does not rust or corrode easily. On top of this, the frame’s surface is sprayed to prevent oxidation, and this layer doesn’t peel, which increases its durability factor.

The package actually comes as a complete set containing 2 plates, 8 washers, 4 standard screws, 4 bolts, 8 screw cap covers and an Allen wrench for quick and easy installation straight out of the box, and despite having all these, the set is quite affordable, making it a worthy investment.

Each of the frames has a standard size that measures 6-5/16 x 12-1/4 inches, which fits all US plates and especially Oregon and Ohio plates.

Other features include a slim design, slick and thick edges that will not scratch your fingers, and 2 holes for easy installation. However, the frame is only available in a single black color and therefore, if you need a shiny one, this will not work for you.

Pros:

  • Strong stainless-steel construction
  • Surface sprayed to prevent oxidation
  • Comes as a complete set
  • Affordable
  • Standard size with a slim design

Cons:

  • Black color option only

6. H C Hippo Creation BLPF2PW – License Plate Frame with Rhinestone Crystals

H C Hippo Creation BLPF2PW

Photo: H C Hippo Creation

  • Fits: US and Canada plates
  • Material: Stainless Steel

Though very costly, H C Hippo’s license plate frame is the true definition of bling. Coming as a 2-piece set, the frames are lined with over 1000 pieces of the finest SS20 clear white rhinestone crystals.

These crystals maximize on light refraction and reflection, creating a bling, shiny effect that looks very luxurious, and this makes the set the top-rated license plate frames in this review.

At the core is a corrosion-free stainless-steel construction that is ground at the edges to be smooth and scratch-free, and has 2 holes at the top for attaching it to the car.

Each of the frames measures a standard 12.25 x 6.25 inches in size, and it fits all novelty plates in the US and Canada without blocking any registration tag in the 4 corners. This makes it very versatile.   

Included with the plates are 4 washers, 4 standard screws and 4 screw cap covers, and these are designed to be easily installed without using any tools.

Pros:

  • 2-piece set
  • Covered in shiny, blingy and luxurious clear white rhinestone crystals
  • Corrosion-free stainless-steel construction
  • Fits novelty plates in the US and Canada
  • Comes with the installation hardware

Cons:

  • Expensive

7. DFDM National 1346 – License Plate Frame with Anti-Theft Design

DFDM National 1346

Photo: DFDM National

  • Fits: US plates
  • Material: Stainless Steel

DFDM National’s 1346 features an anti-theft design, which is the form of custom-designed stainless-steel screw covers that are very difficult to remove and therefore, a thief will have a very difficult time trying to access the screws below.

This frame also has several options to choose from, and these include 5 color options, which are pink, gloss black, matte black, polished stainless steel and carbon fiber.

Apart from this, there is also a 2-hole and 4-hole option, and you can select one with standard screw covers or with anti-theft screw covers. All are designed to fit US plates and can be used on domestic, European or imported trucks, RVs, trailers, SUVs, etc.

Other features include a sturdy and premium SAE304 stainless steel construction and a thick powder coating that protects against rust and corrosion. However, you only get a single frame per set, which means you need another one for the rear plate.

Pros:

  • Anti-theft stainless steel screw covers
  • Available in 5 color options
  • Premium SAE304 stainless steel construction
  • Thick powder coating for rust and corrosion prevention

Cons:

  • Comes as a single piece

8. GoPlates GP-1 – Laser Engraved License Plate Frame

GoPlates GP-1

Photo: GoPlates License Frames

  • Fits: US plates
  • Material: Aluminum

If you are looking for a customized license plate frame, then GoPlates’ GP-1 is a good option to consider. This is because you can order the unit with whatever writing you want on it, and it will be laser engraved to your liking.

This text can be written in one of 11 fonts and once laser engraved, you get a weather-resistant and UV resistant finish that comes with a 1-year colorfast guarantee.

Other than this, the frame is made of heavy-duty anodized aluminum that does not rust, and it has 2 holes at the top for quick installation.

Another benefit with this product is that there are 6 color options to choose from, which include green, orange, red, purple, blue and black. However, you only get a single frame and no installation hardware is included.

Pros:

  • Can be customized by laser engraving any writing you want
  • Weather and UV resistant finish with a 1-year colorfast guarantee
  • Heavy-duty anodized aluminum construction
  • Available in 6 color options

Cons:

  • Single piece
  • Installation hardware not included

9. Cruiser Accessories 19003 – Palm Tree License Plate Frame

Cruiser Accessories 19003

Photo: Cruiser Accessories

  • Fits: US plates
  • Material: Zinc, Chrome

Cruiser Accessories’ 19003 has a unique decorative style in the form of palm trees on the sides, and these add some tropical island flair to your car’s exterior.

With this design, the frame is standard sized at 6 x 12 inches, making it suitable for US license and novelty plates.

The unit is also very easy to install, with 4 holes for firm fitting and the installation instructions are given at the back of the package.

Other features include a durable die-cast zinc construction with a carefully hand-polished chrome finish, which is rust-resistant and adds onto the durability factor. However, you only get a single frame without the installation hardware.

Pros:

  • Unique palm tree design
  • Fits US license and novelty plates
  • Strong and durable die-cast zinc construction
  • Rust-resistant polished chrome finish

Cons:

  • Single piece
  • Installation hardware not included

10. Cruiser Accessories 18545 – Ribbon Bling License Plate Frame

Cruiser Accessories 18545

Photo: Cruiser Accessories

  • Fits: US plates
  • Material: Zinc, Chrome

This frame from Cruiser Accessories is also quite expensive, but it has its own unique design in the form of a ribbon bling with a bow at the top.

With this design, the frame is available in chrome, black and clear colors, and has a die-cast zinc metal construction, with this black option having a polished chrome finish covered in a black glitter insert plus an ABS black plastic bow.

Other features include a 6 x 12-inch size that can fit novelty and license plates in the US and 4 installation holes. However, you only get a single frame per set.

Pros:

  • Unique ribbon bling design
  • Available in 3 color options
  • Fits novelty and license US plates

Cons:

  • Single piece
  • Quite costly

How to Buy the Best License Plate Frame

How to Buy the Best License Plate Frame

Photo: Karoad

1. Size and Design

Before buying a license plate frame, one of the most important things to check is its size and design. Even though most of these frames have roughly the same size, you need to check which types of plates can fit inside.

For instance, there are those that fit US and Canadian plates while others fit standard as well as novelty US plates. You should consider what your car has and find a fitting size.

The other thing to check is the design of the frame. Some have a simplistic design while others are full of glittery materials or have unique shapes such as palm trees, ribbons, etc. Ultimately, you should select this design based on personal preference for the decorative level you prefer.

2. Material

The material used is also very important to consider. Aluminum frames are lightweight but not as strong as stainless steel. On the other hand, stainless steel units are some of the best because they are sturdy and do not rust.

For the best license plate frame though, regardless of the material used, ensure it has a powder-coated, anodized or another form of finish that protects against rust or corrosion for longevity purposes.

Note: Avoid plastic license frame plates at all costs. They might be cheap but do not last for long. 

3. Mounting Style

In considering the mounting style, there are units that have 2 holes while others have 4. With 4 holes, the frame will attach much firmer to the car but you will have to fit in 2 extra screws and even buy them if they are not included in the set.

However, what should guide you is the number of holes that your car has. If it has 4 holes, buy one with 4. If it has 2 holes, buy one with 2.

4. Ease of Installation

With two installation holes, less work is required during the installation process as compared to a 4-hole frame.

However, an important thing to check is whether the unit comes as a complete set with all the installation hardware. If all these are included, then installation will be simplified because you won’t have to look for any additional components.

If these components are not included, you will have to buy them separately, which slightly complicates the installation process.

5. Number of Frames

Lastly, you need to check the number of frames you get per set. Some come as a single piece, meaning that you have to buy an extra frame to cover both front and rear plates, while others come as a complete kit with 2 of them.

Two are better and in most cases cheaper but if you want the unique designs such as the palm tree frame above, these usually come as single pieces and will definitely cost more for the beauty and uniqueness that you get.

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Conclusion 

As you can see, with most license plate frames, what you see is what you get. Its either bling with sparkly crystals, unique shapes such as ribbons or palms trees, or a plain design. You choose the design you want.

Other than that, you should use the other factors above in narrowing it down to the best license plate frame that suits your needs.

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