I went by AutoZone last night and bought their anodized black aluminum plate frames for $8.00. I wanted to get the thin black aluminum BMW plate frames but their price seemed absurd and what I found at AutoZone confirmed it. I'm glad I saw your post. Now I just need to find time to put it on my 540i6s. I started to install it in the parking lot (Durham)but it became obvious I had best be on my way.