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patching up the front liscense plate holes

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Lentsnh, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    Lentsnh

    Lentsnh [OP] Well-Known Member

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    What color epoxy or watever I should use to make the holes almost disappear
     
  2. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:42 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    looks like you have a blue truck....

    Your going to want to use a body filler if you want to do it right.

    Just make it easy and get bumper plugs.
     
  3. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    Lentsnh

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    Yeah but I want it to look good
     
  4. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    Plugs just dont do it for me
     
  5. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    Do you have the Indigo ink paint touch up bottle?
     
  6. Mar 17, 2009 at 8:05 PM
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    Nah I plan on getting that when I actually do this. But I havent seen our color on OEmPAints
     
  7. Mar 25, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    If you're not into doing the plugs.... you're talking a full blown filler/paint. Got Metallic paint? That'll be hard to match. You might have to repaint the entire bumper.

    Take it to a paint shop and get an estimate - why not?

    When I bought my truck - the holes were already there because the truck came from MD (PA doesn't need front plates). I forced the dealer to fix the holes. They did the repair/paint job to repair it. It's OK, but if you look....I can still see where the holes were.

    You're probably better off having plugs that are supposed to be there than a half-assed repair & repaint job that people will notice. (did that make sense?)
     
  9. Mar 25, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    I dont know if Indigo Ink is metallic or not.

    Well maybe I should get plugs becuase its going to be a temporary fix, until I can afford an AP bumper (or ARB)

    And yes thats made sense:D
     
  10. Apr 4, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    Found this sight http://www.bumperplugs.com. I'm thinking about ordering a set...definitely cheaper than having the body shop do the work.
     
  11. Apr 4, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    I used bumper plugs many times. For our BMWs. Indigo Ink has been discontinued so it will probably be SUPER hard and expensive to find me a set of plugs
     
  12. Apr 4, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    i talked to a body shop about just repainted the bumper and it was like 400 bucks i think i am gonna rhino line my bumpers and my flares for about 30 bucks
     
  13. Apr 4, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    dap some black paintable silicone and get touch up paint. its not the best fix but it beats $400 to repair it.
     
  14. Apr 4, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    Or just get a ARB bumper!!!!!! :D
     
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