Here in Central New York, metal license plate frames rust, corrode and the paint flakes off. The bitter cold temperatures combined with sometimes not so gentle car washes causes plastic frames to break. These plate frames are an ideal solution. The silicone is soft and supple yet durable. It was -1 degree Farenheit today and they are still soft and supple, yet durable. The fit the plates snugly and the included screw caps are a nice touch, although the included screws can go right in the trash because 1) They probably won't fit (too small) and 2) they are cheap metal and will probably corrode if you live in a road salt area. Despite that, the frames are amazing and the kit thoughtfully designed. An excellent value for the money and around here, these are the only plate frames anyone should be using.