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      04-10-2013, 06:47 AM   #1
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Filling small hole

So I have a hole the size of a pea in my front bumper. It's driving me nuts. I don't know much about body work, but I figured I could go to pep boys, buy a body filler, fill it, sand it, then touch up paint over it.

It doesn't have to look perfect because its such a small hole and it's in the bottom part of my bumper, I just hate knowing it is there. Any tips for what I am about to do?
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      04-10-2013, 02:47 PM   #2
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ahhh its pretty hard to make it look good. ive worked in a body shop for 2yrs. i still work at a hi end detailing place and the one time i did it came out looking like shit.

post a pic of said hole.
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      04-17-2013, 10:51 AM   #3
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I once used a plastic rivet to fill license plate screw holes on a plastic bumper. I painted the rivet head body color, and ended up with two little bumps.

I thought that would look cleaner than having paint mis-match on the same surface. (Touch-up paint rarely matches the actual paint, given fading.) Body filler is tough b/c you have to sand it... and how do you sand w/o scratching the surrounding area.
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