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Cv640pilot 04-15-2019 04:54 AM

License Plate Frame/Cover for S5 SB Prestige
 
Has anyone found a good low profile rear license plate frame and cover for their S5 SB Prestige? The rear camera location makes it hard to fit. I've tried the Weathertech ClearFrame and the Lebogner ones from Amazon - no dice, they are all too thick and won't fit with the rear camera.

The RandomOne 04-15-2019 06:54 AM


Originally Posted by Cv640pilot (Post 25303627)
Has anyone found a good low profile rear license plate frame and cover for their S5 SB Prestige? The rear camera location makes it hard to fit. I've tried the Weathertech ClearFrame and the Lebogner ones from Amazon - no dice, they are all too thick and won't fit with the rear camera.

Do you need a cover? How about a nice heavy coat of wax or ceramic coating on the plate itself?

If not, have you seen these:
Slimline frame - Clear Plate Cover -

MRA5SB 04-15-2019 08:18 AM

I got mine off ebay - works fine. There are different versions on ebay with different words at the bottom that can be had, or you can get a OEM one from Audi with the same design which is slightly more expensive

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Stain...53.m1438.l2649
https://parts.audiusa.com/p/Audi__/L...ZAW355030.html

Cv640pilot 04-15-2019 10:02 AM

Thanks for the suggestion - I like the look of the ebay one, I'm going to check that out.

stevenb35 04-15-2019 10:47 AM

Weathertech fit after I trimmed the seal.

Cv640pilot 04-15-2019 10:56 AM


Originally Posted by stevenb35 (Post 25303794)
Weathertech fit after I trimmed the seal.

Ahh interesting - Ill give that a try, really like the look of the Weathertech one and it's too late to return it.

Cv640pilot 04-15-2019 12:20 PM

Ok, got the Weathertech one to fit - I had to trim off the seal all the way around but it looks pretty good.

TT-S4 04-15-2019 12:50 PM


Originally Posted by Cv640pilot (Post 25303627)
Has anyone found a good low profile rear license plate frame and cover for their S5 SB Prestige? The rear camera location makes it hard to fit. I've tried the Weathertech ClearFrame and the Lebogner ones from Amazon - no dice, they are all too thick and won't fit with the rear camera.

I bought the weathertech frame, but as you discovered, it doesn't fit without some modification.

I was going to fiddle with the Audi mount, or the frame, but the decided to go a quicker route and got a polished aluminum cover and some really high quality anodized aluminum screw covers.
When the weather is nicer and I have some time I may fiddle with the weathertech frame again.

I tend to like the aluminum frames better as I've had better luck with less corrosion over time.
But, that depends on the quality of the finish of course.

Here are the screw covers that I got:

They appear to be machine from real aluminum, very high quality. There is a brass metal "washer" that goes under the screw head, and then then the anodized cap actually screws onto that "washer".
It's nicely secure as it doesn't just snap on like the cheaper plastic caps.
These are a bit pricey, but the quality is the best I've seen and had.

[email protected] 04-15-2019 01:24 PM

LOL, some states make covers illegal...ANY cover.
 

Originally Posted by Cv640pilot (Post 25303627)
Has anyone found a good low profile rear license plate frame and cover for their S5 SB Prestige? The rear camera location makes it hard to fit. I've tried the Weathertech ClearFrame and the Lebogner ones from Amazon - no dice, they are all too thick and won't fit with the rear camera.

Years ago I had one of those distorting license covers that defeat speed cameras (otherwise known as revenue enhancers) for a couple years. Finally got a small ticket after Maryland outlawed ANY cover on license plates. Seems the existing law was too vague on what constituted an illegal cover since the license plate was clearly readable from behind with the distort cover so MD solons just outlawed any and all covers on license plates.

The G Man 04-15-2019 03:50 PM

License plate covers are also illegal in MA, they can be un-readable under certain conditions. The Audi rear license plate mount is pretty cheap, the nut can be easily strip. My dealer replace it with a universal plate mount and I lower the rear plate a bit to install my Black Audi S sport plate frame.



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