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Old 03-23-2006, 09:57 AM   #1
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Hello!

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, 12:45 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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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, 02:46 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, 04:10 PM   #5
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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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