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I removed my front license plate bracket from my bumper and am looking for color matched bumper plugs to cover the screw holes. Any suggestions on where I can find this part?
 

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You may want to contact your dealer to get the name of the company they use for paint touch-up and dent-removal of their used cars prior to putting them out on the front-line. <P>I was lucky with my Volvo and caught the dealer prior to installing a front plate and took delivey of my car without one...but with my A4(car before the S60) my bumper came drilled and after removing the front plate I was left with the holes that you desrcibe. I did what I mentioned...paid about $100.00 and it came out perfect...took them a couple of hours.<P>If you don't want to spend the money...go to Home Depot...find "something" to plug up the holes and then paint them with touch-up paint and then a coat or two of clear coat (touch-up paint should be available at your dealer) and the clear coat can be bought for a buck or two at your local Pep Boys.<P>Good luck<BR>
 

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Sometimes a bold plug works better than trying to make it disappear. You could try siliconing in a Stainless Steel carriage bolt in each hole. I did that in my camper shell after I removed some racks. They blended right in, and nobody noticed them - where trying to fill the holes and paint over them never would have looked right (at least not if I did it myself, if you know what I mean). <P>If anybody asks about the bolt heads, you can just tell them it's your front RADAR.<P>- Darell
 

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I need the same for my C70 as well. After removing the front license plate, there were two unsightly holes in the front bumper. <p>I'll check at the dealer sometime soon if they have any plugs for the wholes, as most dealers of any car should.
 

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You can stop by a body shop or an auto store for some body plugs.<br>They come in black and snap in. You can have the shop paint them or do it yourself.<br>They cost pennies, literally.<br>JRL
 

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Try this<br><A HREF="http://www.geocities.com/esklut/plugs.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.geocities.com/esklut/plugs.html</A><br><A HREF="http://www.bumperplugs.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.bumperplugs.com</A><p>Both links take you to the same site, bumperplugs.com<p>E-mail Eric there, give him your car's details, he can usually match any color/make plug.<br>He's a Porsche guy, but he got me a PERFECTLY matching plug for my driver's door keyhole. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Very reputable guy. <br>
 

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Well the dealer wasn't any help. I ask the guy at the desk for the plugs, then he proceeds to the computer and asks me what car I have in an effort to find the parts numbers for it. He then tells me that Volvo would not sell such a thing since they are concerned about safety and would not want you to take your front plate off. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"><p>The guys at my local dealership are retarded.
 

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What the hell it it their business? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>JRL<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>HPTJoe</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Well the dealer wasn't any help. I ask the guy at the desk for the plugs, then he proceeds to the computer and asks me what car I have in an effort to find the parts numbers for it. He then tells me that Volvo would not sell such a thing since they are concerned about safety and would not want you to take your front plate off. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"><p>The guys at my local dealership are retarded. </TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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I just got back from Pep Boys (a general auto parts store in case you don't have that particular one in your area) and I picked up a little box of Splash Sheild Retainers for GM vehicles. They look identical to regular bumper plugs and have a 3/8" fitting, the same as the holes the dealer drilled. I tried to put them on, but its a really tight fit. I'll have to push really hard to get them in, potentially damaging my bumper, so I'll just sand them down until they fit nicely. Part # 45510, about $1.80 with tax for a pack of two in case anyone is interested.
 

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Just put them in today, (the plugs) nice improvment.<br>See my car pics next week you will be able to see them<br>JRL
 
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