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Old 03-23-2006, 10:57 AM   #1
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Repair/Repaint or Plug?


I am looking for opions, or anyone with experience regarding the holes on the front bumper for the license plate bracket.

I have taken my braket off to discover that I not only have 2 holes, but 4.

The dealers plate that had been placed there was screwed through the bracket and into the bumper.

My car is a new Lapis Blue '05 model.

I would like recommendations. Should I plug 4 holes, or have a qualified body shop repair and repaint the bumper?

Thanks for your assistance.

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Old 03-23-2006, 01:45 PM   #2
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I would plug.

Go to a harware store and look for some type of plastic plug for the bottom and paint with some touch-up paint.

To fill-in and repair the bumper your probably looking at a week with no car and a $1,800 bill when you pick it up. Or Earl Shy will paint the whole car for $200!

My point is to do it correctly you'll spend some coinage. If your want to spend that much, check out TriGem2K's 1999 GT3 OEM bumper. It looks awesome and is OEM.


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Old 03-23-2006, 03:35 PM   #3
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I thought I remember a post here somewhere about a company that sells painted to match bumper plugs? I would spend the 50.00 or so on that before having the bumper filled and painted. I run a large collision center and we do quite a bit of that type of work. For a Porsche with 4 holes in the bumper you would probably be spending 800.00 or so to do it properly.

Try a search for the painted bumper plugs!
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Old 03-23-2006, 03:46 PM   #4
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Go to www.bumperplugs.com and oder these from the owner Eric Sklut. He's a very good businessman.
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Old 03-23-2006, 05:10 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by eziegler
The dealers plate that had been placed there was screwed through the bracket and into the bumper.
Are you saying they used screws that were too long and/or otherwise pierced the bumper where they weren't supposed to? If so, I'd be looking to the dealer to fix this issue...

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