Fix Direct stocks a wide range of numberplate screws including our latest green-capped variety, specially designed for electric vehicles.
Numberplate screws come in a wide range of colours, composites and quality. Here we’ll take a look at the benefits of each type and typical situations where your company may need to get numberplate screws quickly or in unique colours and rest assured we only provide high-quality A2 Stainless Steel numberplate screws.
Clip-on caps: Clip-on number plate screw caps are common on cheaper fixings, but unfortunately come with some less-than-desirable outcomes. The cap itself is not always watertight and therefore if moisture or water enters the screw head, depending on the underlying material, the screw can then rust without warning as you are unable to view the head of the screw. These are also more prone to snapping off.
Fixed cap: Fixed number plate cap fittings tend to fair better due to the head of the screw being completely immersed in plastic. This ensures the screw head is not exposed to the elements and therefore largely protects it. There is also no worry about the cap flipping open or the catch weakening and breaking off.
Numberplate screw materials
A2 Stainless Steel vs Galvanized Steel With Zinc Coating
A2 Stainless Steel: This is an ideal stainless steel grade for numberplate screw materials due to its high resilience against degradation. Although more expensive than zinc and derivatives, it is far better wearing and will be slower to corrode under the elements.
Galvanized Steel With Zinc Coating: This is a more common and cheaper material than A2 stainless steel and is more prone to corrosion. It is not suitable for marine or high-humidity environments and the thin zinc coating on the galvanized steel can be prone to fade. The zinc coating protects the underlying steel element and therefore when it has faded away the steel is no longer protected.
It is important to assess the type of numberplate screws used on cars to avoid the potential pitfalls of corrosion by using cheaper zinc varieties.
Our POLYTOPS® numberplate screws are ideal for:
Local Garages: We can provide fast delivery on any quantity of numberplate screws in standard colours. Our new green style is ideal for local garages looking to service electric vehicles and these can be ordered on our online shop.
Car Dealerships: If you work in a car dealership and are looking for numberplate screws on a regular basis, why not take advantage of our low shipping costs and fast delivery?
PDI (Pre-delivery Inspection Companies): If you are constantly having to fit plates for your clients, then you will find our all-in-one plastic-headed POLYTOPS® fasteners a great time saver.
Motor Factors: Make sure you have our range of POLYTOPS® in stock so you are not missing out on these popular numberplate fasteners.
Accident After-care / Body Workshop: Part of putting back together a damaged car is fixing on new number plates, which can be made easier with our POLYTOPS® screws.
- Available as 18mm x 4.8mm, 100 per pack for £8.00
- Available as 24mm x 4.8mm, 100 per pack for £9.00
- Available as 18mm x 4.8mm, 100 per pack for £12.00 (Black)