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Old 12-26-2016, 02:05 PM   #1
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License plate hole plug turned white

I went to wash my poor dirty girl today, and found that one of the little plugs on the front bumper had reverted back to white. I wonder how long it had been that way? Is this something I can get from a local shop, or do I need to order it from Porsche?

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Old 12-26-2016, 02:42 PM   #2
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The paint peeled off, you can buy a new set from bumperplugs.com or get some touchup paint and see if you can fix it that way. Suncoast may have pre-colored ones too.
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Old 12-26-2016, 09:28 PM   #3
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Painted plugs are not available from Porsche ... primer only.

The plugs from bumperplugs are NOT genuine Porsche plugs ... I threw mine away as soon as I opened the package.
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Old 12-27-2016, 05:23 AM   #4
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Painted plugs are not available from Porsche ... primer only.

The plugs from bumperplugs are NOT genuine Porsche plugs ... I threw mine away as soon as I opened the package.
congrats on wasting money then

Its a plug for a plastic bumper. You really needed that to be oem porsche huh.

get over yourself
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Old 12-27-2016, 05:41 AM   #5
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Suncoast may have pre-colored ones too.
Or your friendly used parts guy. I think I have a lapis blue
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Old 12-27-2016, 07:20 AM   #6
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Or your friendly used parts guy. I think I have a lapis blue
If the original poster's car is not blue, I want it let me get a part order together soon [Edit: Now I see your car is blue, not the same blue but probably close enough for a bumper plug..]

OP, what color is your car? If it is black, suncoast has these black ones:

Suncoast Porsche Parts & Accessories Bumper Plug Set
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Old 12-27-2016, 09:45 AM   #7
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Mine's midnight blue metallic. How close is Lapis to this color? If I went that way, I'd want to replace them both. Black could work too.
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If black is ok, just go pick up some small black hole plugs from your local hardware store for $1.
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Old 12-27-2016, 10:50 AM   #9
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I'd rather have the color match. I checked Suncoast, but my color does not appear on their list. Suncoast Porsche Parts & Accessories Porsche Touch-Up Paint
997, 996, 987, & 986


They do list Dark Blue Metallic. (2009+) Is that essentially the same color?

I'd like to repaint the plug, and I also have a small rock chip on the hood deep enough to show a white layer.
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Here's the link to Bumperplugs.

A few weeks ago I ordered a black set and an Ocean Blue Metallic set for a couple of my cars. They fit and look fine.

https://www.bumperplugs.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=1_11
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I'd rather have the color match. I checked Suncoast, but my color does not appear on their list. Suncoast Porsche Parts & Accessories Porsche Touch-Up Paint
997, 996, 987, & 986


They do list Dark Blue Metallic. (2009+) Is that essentially the same color?

I'd like to repaint the plug, and I also have a small rock chip on the hood deep enough to show a white layer.
automotivetouchup.com for color matched paint. Fix your plug and chips.
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Old 12-27-2016, 01:00 PM   #12
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Thanks for that link. $28.. Maybe I'm ok with black after all.
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automotivetouchup.com for color matched paint. Fix your plug and chips.
Ah, that's better!

Should I go for the brush in bottle (like fingernail polish?) or the paint pen?
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I honestly would go for the spray can. You get more for your money. You can get a small paint brush (like for models) and spray some in an old lid or similar for touching up and it will give a better, more smooth finish on your plug if sprayed on in a few light coats. Then you will have tons left over if you ever need it (I've used mine for painting some interior bits...looks fantastic).

Otherwise, I'd go with the small bottle with brush.
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Old 12-28-2016, 01:21 PM   #15
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Hole plug turned white

Remove old plug from car. Head to Advance Auto, Pep Boys etc and match it up. Buy small can or bottle of touch up paint. Press new plugs into piece of thin cardboard so you can hold them while painting. When paint is dry reinstall. I used a small amount of rtv sealer on the back of them to insure they are secure. Done.
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Thanks everyone! I went ahead and ordered the spray can so I can do the plug and the small scratch on the hood.
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So, odd follow-up here. I repainted the plug a few weeks ago and the color matched just great! Now a few weeks later, the same plug is shedding its paint, again. The other one seems to be perfectly intact.
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The key to paint adhesion is in the prep work.
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