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i had this same problem whenever i go to a car wash with my 2014 RAV4. solved it by putting a license plate frame bracket for a subaru forester. purchased it on ebay last year not sure if it is still available from the seller but you can search. not the perfect fit and i trimmed the back for a smoother angle. pictures attached.
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I have never used anything but a brushless car wash since I bought mine. No more drive through washes. In the summer I wash it myself. The brushless wash that I use does a nice job.

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i didn't want the license plate to get bent, so use a license plate bumper
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I used to have the same problem, every touch car wash I went to would bend my front license plate, I just ended up taking it off haha. And the rubber strip used to come up on mine too, until I got the roof side rails, now it kinda acts as a barrier and they don’t come up anymore. But I stopped going to the touch car washes, I wash it by hand and if I go get it washed I always go to a touch free place. It’s just like a pressure washer so it’s just water that cleans it instead
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