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Old 08-03-2017, 08:32 PM   #1
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Front Bumper Tag plugs

Anyone have a set of front bumper tag plugs for sale? I don't care about the color....

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Anyone have a set of front bumper tag plugs for sale? I don't care about the color....
Ditto that question. Need some for my 2001 Metallic Black Boxster S.
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Old 08-03-2017, 09:38 PM   #3
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Buy some carpet plugs (#881197) at Home Depot for $1, and paint them with touch-up paint.
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Any hardware store will sell vinyl hole plugs in a variety of sizes.
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If the above options aren't exactly what you'd like, you can spend ~$36: Bumperplugs.com

Only giving an additional option.
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Old 08-04-2017, 03:59 AM   #6
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If the above options aren't exactly what you'd like, you can spend ~$36: Bumperplugs.com

Only giving an additional option.
I first went to Google and found that site....To pricey for me! Thanks all for the replies. Will check on all recommendations.

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Old 08-04-2017, 04:21 AM   #7
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I used a Christmas tree plug that looked like the third from the left on the top row. I sanded it and spray painted it to match the body color.



$7 for the paint. $5 for the box of fasteners at an auto store.

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Perfect Fit!

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-Variable-Depth-Push-Fasteners/1133891
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You'll need the Genuine Porsche plug or your bumper will leak!
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Have your dealer get you a couple 996 701 811 00 G2X.

They are only $7-9 and will fit properly. Will look great once you paint them, as "G2X" means "primer."

FYI, bumperplugs does not use OE parts.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:39 AM   #11
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You'll need the Genuine Porsche plug or your bumper will leak!
That's funny! As for the $1.60+ I will pay at Lowe's I am sure the fasteners will work and look just fine when painted. If I need to add a little clear silicone underneath the fasteners top, I'll do that, however I doubt any will be needed. I'll take a before and after picture.
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Have your dealer get you a couple 996 701 811 00 G2X.

They are only $7-9 and will fit properly. Will look great once you paint them, as "G2X" means "primer."

FYI, bumperplugs does not use OE parts.

This part # 996 701 811 00 G2X posted at Pelican does not look like the part I want. Their Diagram is somewhat confusing. Most likely it's the correct part.

Bumper Cap 99670181100G2X - Genuine Porsche - 996-701-811-00-G2X | Pelican Parts

Here is Renntechs forum showing a picture of a OEM painted plug.

https://www.renntech.org/forums/topic/5830-bumper-plug-part-no-please/

If by chance the fasteners from Lowe's are not to my satisfaction, I'll see the Stealership for the plugs
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:43 PM   #14
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I bought the Porsche plugs from Pelican for a few bucks and had a small bottle of Polar Silver single stage touch up paint mixed up for $11 at the auto body supply store. Good enough.
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I stopped by Lowe's yesterday and located the fastener section. A clerk was nearby and I described what I was looking for and I mentioned they were on the Lowe's website for $.80. He led me to the section where there were two sliding drawers marked Automotive fasteners. Both Metal, and plastic. When he open the drawer right off I saw what I was looking for. There were several types of plugs, some for Ford, Chrysler, Nissan, GM, etc. After looking through the supply I found these.



I thought the gray would be best to work with than black. They fit perfectly in my Bumper. I will spray with adhesive promoter, prime and spray the Arctic Silver base coat and clear coat. So for a half gallon of diesel and a little time spent and the cost of 80 cents plus tax for the two, I think I am way ahead of the game. A final picture of the buttons installed will come later.
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Where do you purchase the arctic silver spray paint and clearcoat? What adhesive are you using?
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Where do you purchase the arctic silver spray paint and clearcoat? What adhesive are you using?
No adhesive required with the Porsche plugs. You wouldn't be able to order from my local body shop supply store but every major centre has them. They sell paint to the auto body shops.
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Where do you purchase the arctic silver spray paint and clearcoat? What adhesive are you using?
FinishMasters in Jacksonville FL. an automotive paint store. They also have stores in other states. I strongly reccomend them . They can mix any paint code and put the base coat in a spray can. Their color match is perfect. I Googled FinshMasters for you and found they are on Facebook. I might also mention, all their stores don't have the setup to put paint in spray cans. I belive FinishMasters will ship. I see you are in Indiana, and FinishMasters, Inc., is an Indiana based corporation. As for the Adhesive Promoter it's only used on Plastics. It also come from FinishMasters. I might add I purchased my spray cans to do another job. Not to just spray the buttons.

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I admire the DIY as I am a DIYer myself, and pretty frugal. But I hate painting. So I went with bumperplugs.com, Biarritz White, matched perfectly, arrived in a few days. Wham, bam, thank you ma'am.
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Old 08-07-2017, 08:08 AM   #20
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I finished up my Bumper Plugs this weekend, and installed. A nice tight flush fit to the Bumper. Looks Factory! For some reason my two pictures under 150 kb will not upload. Will try later.....

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