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      04-29-2008, 04:15 PM   #1
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Removing front license plate holders.

Hey guys, I'm going to remove my front license plate holder next week. I bought touch up paint already. I was wondering if I can just use some type of spackle to cover up the holes and then just use the touch up paint to paint over it, will that work? I know it won't look perfect, but I'm thinking it might look better than bumper plugs. If anything, I can always go to Home Depot or Lowes to buy some sort of plugs and then paint over them.

Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks!
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      04-29-2008, 04:16 PM   #2
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Since you have a darker colored car, I bet you'll hardly see it.

I removed my front plate on my AW and left it like that lol I haven't found anything good to cover it up with.
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      04-29-2008, 04:31 PM   #3
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You can get plastic filler kinda like spackle. Hahahahaha, he said spackle.
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You can get plastic filler kinda like spackle. Hahahahaha, he said spackle.
In college, to avoid fines for all the $hit i hung up and dart holes i used toothpaste to fill in all the holes, worked like a charm... no fines
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      04-29-2008, 05:12 PM   #5
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get bumper plugs in Barbera Red...
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crack spackle!!

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      04-29-2008, 05:22 PM   #7
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I think plugs would be the best option...

Im seriously considering getting rid of my bracket too...
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I think plugs would be the best option...

Im seriously considering getting rid of my bracket too...
if your talking about bumper plugs there kinda odd in the fact that you have to drill a bigger hole for them to fit properly so its kinda a win/lose situation,


and you should get rid of those brackets there killing the sexiness of that ///M3
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go to www.bumperplugs.com - i just ordered mine today....... $25
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just buy a pair of bumper plugs
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I'm not going to spend $25+ on some plastic. I might as well go to the Home Depot or Lowes to get something and plug up the damn holes. lol! I'll see if the spackle works. And if it does, I'll post a DIY!!!

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The best bet is just make sure you don't put a front plate on from the beginning... LOL
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I'm not going to spend $25+ on some plastic. I might as well go to the Home Depot or Lowes to get something and plug up the damn holes. lol! I'll see if the spackle works. And if it does, I'll post a DIY!!!

dont be cheap man...lol. do it right. if u fill the holes, u'll see them since it doesnt match your factory paint. tell your wife to stop shopping for a second and give you $25 bucks
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The best bet is just make sure you don't put a front plate on from the beginning... LOL

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You could get some plumbers epoxy paste. When you mix the 2 compounds together it is a pretty think paste that does not drip, almost like clay. I'd test it first to see if it is paintable.

This Stuff: http://www.acehardware.com/sm-pc-7-e...i-1409482.html

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you can use nails if you want and use touch up paint on that.
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i used toothpaste to fill in all the holes, worked like a charm... no fines
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OMG finally your gettin rid of your plate. why are you worrying so much about it? just stop being cheap and get the bumperplugs for $25. your going to spackle your car? yea real genius...lol
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