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Kick Plates

Car Show Display Kick Plates

There are many different reasons you might what to add a kick plate to your car show display. Besides being required by some car shows, kick plates also provide a visual boundary for car show spectators & provide a hidden conduit to run wiring around the edges of your display. Additionally, a car show display kick-plate can hide the unfinished edges of display flooring and can be a good way to hide car show display lighting.

Standard types of car show display kick plate material:

  • Metal (typically aluminum to reduce weight)
    • Pros
      • Durable
      • Can be finished in numerous ways
      • Lighter weight than wood, heavier than plastic
    • Cons
      • Cost (typically most expensive)

 

Custom car show display with custom metal kickplate
Custom car show display with custom metal kickplate. Display booth builder is unknown.

Below – As usual, Dave Kindigit produces a beautiful Custom Classic Corvette along with a custom booth that includes a custom metal car show display kick plate as well as under car lighting.

Custom car show display with metal kickplate
As usual Dave Kindigit produces a beautiful Vette along with a custom booth that includes a custom metal car show display kick plate as well as under car lighting.
  • Wood
    • Pros
      • Many options for cutting and shapes
      • Material cost is the least
      • Finishing can be very time consuming
    • Cons
      • Heavy
      • Easy to damage
      • Bulky

Below – 10’x20′ Custom Car Display with ’69 SCJ Mustang. A wood floor can look beautiful but create challenges for routing wires. LED back-lit marquees from ShowCar Pro add some visual impact to help the car stand out. This kickplate is wood and helps hide the wiring that is run around edges of wood floor

10'x20' Custom Car Display with '69 SCJ Mustang
10’x20′ Custom Car Display with ’69 SCJ Mustang. 
  • Plastic
      • Pros
        • Weighs the least
        • Durable
        • Costs less than aluminum
      • Cons
        • Very limited shapes
        • Limited finishes
        • Hard to get high-quality look

Sizing

Lighting 

Flooring