License Plate Bracket & 3M Tape – 1966 VW Beetle Project

My license plate arrived yesterday, and finally got around to installing it today. I found another use for the 3M paint protection tape that I used on the door sills too.  See a previous post about my door sills by clicking here.  I used the 3M Paint Protection Paint on the back of the license plate bracket.  Figured it would help protect the paint of the engine lid since it sits right on it underneath the license plate light.  It installs just like the InvisibleShield screen protector stuff you may have installed on your mobile phones or other electronic devices. Just dunk the tape in some water with a little bit of baby shampoo added to it, put into place, and then squeegee the excess water and bubbles out from underneath. Here are some pictures:

If you look close, you’ll see the clear 3M Paint Protection Tape installed on the bracket.  Once it’s dry, just trim off the excess tape.  Click to enlarge.

Here’s a quick video showing the 3M Paint Protection Tape

4 thoughts on “License Plate Bracket & 3M Tape – 1966 VW Beetle Project

  1. Steve

    I have what I was told was an original 66 Beetle lisence plate bracket for our 66 but it turns out to be the wrong thing – maybe for a bus? Anyways, it looks like yours but is too wide where it connects to the lamp cover and is square and not rounded over. Any chance you could email me a template of the top of your piece so I can cut mine to the proper size? Many thanks in advance

    1. Wolfy Post author

      Hi Steve. I don’t have a template for you. Sorry. I believe I purchased my license plate bracket at Wolfsburg West though. Maybe buy/compare one from them? Also, are you certain your engine hood on your ’66 is the correct engine hood for the year? Hope this is somewhat helpful.



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