Join Date: May 2010
Vehicle: Slk 200K 2004 r171
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When I did my first SLK ones I did it without taking the plates off as you can see up top , but that was partly because the illumination I used then ( plastic and leds ) was a lot thicker and I needed the depth of the cut out plastic on the rear to put the lighting into . Now with the EL tape , the rear cut out isn't necessary so the best way would be to remove the metal pkate from the plastic , careful though , it tends to curve a lot when removed as it's quite thin . Theres's a channel in the plastic base that accomadates the EL tape and the end result should sit flush , although as you're going to leave the rubber grommets , it is tight to get the tape with its wiring in there .
If by chance you should screw up your plates , I could always send you a new set jeje, you could even put "Bradley" on them ..