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      03-27-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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Screw holes in front bumper.

My car had it's original number plate screwed to the bumper via self tapping screws.
Is there a smart repair that can be done to get rid of them? I want to fit my shorter front plate, but the holes in the bumper would be visible.
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      03-27-2012, 03:27 PM   #2
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A good bodyshop should be able to fill and do a localised respray and blend into the area.

Back during the days when I was into euro style modded VWs my old car had the same thing (as it was cool then not to have a numberplate on the bumper but behind the windscreen on the passenger side ) and my bodyshop was able to do this. Was a completely invisible repair.
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      03-27-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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Haha! cool, I come from the VW 'scene' too! I know exactly what you mean.
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You mean your illegal short plate?

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No, It's fully legal, correctly spaced, and correctly sized and style font.
It's a five letter/number reg, so I can trim the excess from the edges.
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No, It's fully legal, correctly spaced, and correctly sized and style font.
It's a five letter/number reg, so I can trim the excess from the edges.

will you be fiiting on one side of the car or keep it in the centre.
I would be interested to know where can you make those short number plates?
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No, it's central. There are places online that can make your plates any size that you ask.
I can't remember where I got mine from, it was a few years back.
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No, it's central. There are places online that can make your plates any size that you ask.
I can't remember where I got mine from, it was a few years back.
fancy plates.com amazing....
i wanted this i fo for mine cos i wanted to remove my number plate plaque
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I've used a fair few companies for plates in the past... my recommendation goes to Craig's Plates (http://www.craigsplates.com).

Good blokes, and nice quality stuff
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I used these and very happy.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Small-Shor...item4cf3fc5eb8



All legal as low digit plate.

Want to do the back as well but same problem. Anyone know rough costs??
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Want to do the back as well but same problem. Anyone know rough costs??
The rear screw holes are factory punched in the metal panel, with plastic inserts, and there'e only two of course, and they'r much closer together.

The dealers used FOUR screws in my front plate, right in the extreme corners, so no room for reduction for me on my 6 digit plate.

Can't be bothered with a respray just for that.
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