Classic-car collectors prefer to display an authentic license plate on their vehicles, and, if possible, the one that originally came with the car. Many are in pretty rough shape, however. Restore A Tag can take your rusty old plate and turn it into a pristine tag that looks as good as the day it was issued by the D.M.V. The process includes straightening the plate and removing all of the old paint and rust through the process of bead blasting. Epoxy and primer are then applied to the surface, followed by preparing the primer for paint and applications of protective clear-coat. There’s no set price for each job, since the amount of time and effort that goes into each restoration will vary. Get the full details and check out some before and after examples at

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