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    Default El Cheapo licnese plate plugs

    So my new(ish) car came from BC and had the dreaded front plate license holes.

    To have a bodyshop fill them in is not even worth the time it takes to go out there have someone take a look for a quote.

    I heard of these "bumper plugs" that is a great alternative but for $30 a pair of PLASTIC PLUGS, no, screw that.

    I started looking around for a cheap alternative and thank you Lowes... https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-2-P...-Plugs/3013226

    $2 for 2x 3/8" nylon plastic hole plugs. All I had to do was drill out the "screw holes" with a 3/8" drill bit and they popped right in.

    Anyone looking for a nice super cheap alternative, go there.
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    Post pics of the finished product...

    I would be hesitant to drill the holes bigger. I'd have found smaller plugs.
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    I have used rubber grommets. You can get a kit for like 10$ and it has lots of sizes.

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    Had to drill the holes out as the previous owner used cheap ass wood screws to mount that stretched the plastic out.

    By drilling them out, I removed the "little bump" the stretched plastic causes.

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    I had to trim the 3m around the hole, but it's abit messy.
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    There are plastic welders in Edmonton, although they would probably still charge an hours labour....

    But before drilling it out I probably would have tried just filling it with epoxy meant for plastic and a paint pen. If not happy with it could have always drilled that out then gone with the plugs.
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    3M cutting was sloppy, bro.

    But that's actually doesn't look nearly as bad as I was imagining.

    In fact... Pretty stellar way to fix it.
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    There are plastic push pins on motorcycles that you can buy to fill the holes.

    Not sure if that would look good or not, but they're tapered so might look better than nothing at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AudiInProgress View Post
    3M cutting was sloppy, bro.

    But that's actually doesn't look nearly as bad as I was imagining.

    In fact... Pretty stellar way to fix it.
    Thanks Big R!

    It was starting to piss me off, I might get the 3m redone. Initially I had the 3m put over top and it looked horrible.

    I didn't want to drill a hole too large and 3/8" was perfect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_fornicator View Post
    There are plastic push pins on motorcycles that you can buy to fill the holes.

    Not sure if that would look good or not, but they're tapered so might look better than nothing at all?

    Nice, if those came in a smooth matte finish, I would've considered it.

    Well, I don't plan on doing this again but it's nice to see there are other options.
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