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      07-03-2007, 04:54 PM   #1
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Exclamation **DIY** Cover front license plate hole

$30 BMW touch up with clear coat is worthed. I prefer finding my own screws to match the license plate hole rather than just paying $30 for a pair of painted screws.

Only $30. You can also use it to touch up the rock chips.


Find yourself a little stand for the screws. Apply the touch up. Let it dry then apply the clear coat.


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      07-03-2007, 04:57 PM   #3
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I paid $1.49(or less) for a set of 4 black plastic screws from Pep Boys......

Screw them on.....and that was it.
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I paid $1.49(or less) for a set of 4 black plastic screws from Pep Boys......

Screw them on.....and that was it.
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Okay, never mind!!
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      07-03-2007, 05:07 PM   #8
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I paid $1.49(or less) for a set of 4 black plastic screws from Pep Boys......

Screw them on.....and that was it.
Lucky you have a black car. You don't even have to put screw back on.
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      07-03-2007, 08:39 PM   #10
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how come no one ever bought some plastic screws or something and sanded them flat so they would be flat against the bumper? i would try it but i need fronts plates in my state....
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how come no one ever bought some plastic screws or something and sanded them flat so they would be flat against the bumper? i would try it but i need fronts plates in my state....
I can sand it down too, but just in case the cops look for trouble (touch wood) so I can remove the screw and put my plate back on.
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i dunno, i think its a waste of money just tell people the holes are their to allow the quadruple turbo engine you have to cool down, thats what i do...
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i dunno, i think its a waste of money just tell people the holes are their to allow the quadruple turbo engine you have to cool down, thats what i do...
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i need to get mine done asap. =\
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wow, my car didnt come with the screws in them. I didnt know all e90/92 comes with it pre screwed. That sucks
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^They don't. The dealerships drill them in because it is the law in California to have plates on front and back of the car. You can request the dealership not to pre drill, but not all will grant you that wish.
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^They don't. The dealerships drill them in because it is the law in California to have plates on front and back of the car. You can request the dealership not to pre drill, but not all will grant you that wish.
Also if they agree not to drill the hole, they will make you sign some documents.
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...and sometimes they agree to not drill and still do!
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i tried to convince my dealer not to drill holes, but they wouldn't give in
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lol, I remember I had put 0.05" black tape on my black car. you can't really notice it unless you go up there and look closely.
and it were safe in raining and snowing
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lol, I remember I had put 0.05" black tape on my black car. you can't really notice it unless you go up there and look closely.
and it were safe in raining and snowing
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lol, I remember I had put 0.05" black tape on my black car. you can't really notice it unless you go up there and look closely.
and it were safe in raining and snowing
Hmmm...gives me an idea. I'm going to go to a vinyl shop and ask them to give me two pieces of white vinyl to cover the holes, haha!
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