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Has anyone removed the front plate frame and, if so, how much was it to get the holes patched? I'm buying a used Overland and most of the ones available have the front plate bracket installed and I can't stand how it looks, so I'm wondering how big of a pain it is to remove.

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Has anyone removed the front plate frame and, if so, how much was it to get the holes patched? I'm buying a used Overland and most of the ones available have the front plate bracket installed and I can't stand how it looks, so I'm wondering how big of a pain it is to remove.

Thanks for any input!
It's easy to remove. I used black plastic plugs on mine to patch the holes. Blends in seamlessly with the black exterior color.
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It's easy to remove. I used black plastic plugs on mine to patch the holes. Blends in seamlessly with the black exterior color.
Ah, that's a nice, cheap solution.
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I also hated the front license plate and how it looked but in IL it is law to have front plates. So i moved it with a JDM license plate relocator. Filled the holes from the rear with 3m bondo bumper repair epoxy let dry, Filled from front with bondo glazing and spot puddy, sanded smooth, painted with chrysler body touch up paint/clear coat, wet sand, meguires mirro glaze > show glaze. May be a bit excessive for 2 small holes but u cant even tell they were there.
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I also hated the front license plate and how it looked but in IL it is law to have front plates. So i moved it with a JDM license plate relocator. Filled the holes from the rear with 3m bondo bumper repair epoxy let dry, Filled from front with bondo glazing and spot puddy, sanded smooth, painted with chrysler body touch up paint/clear coat, wet sand, meguires mirro glaze > show glaze. May be a bit excessive for 2 small holes but u cant even tell they were there.
This sounds like a great professional looking solution. I've never done any body work before, did you have a DIY website showing you how to do this?
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I also hated the front license plate and how it looked but in IL it is law to have front plates. So i moved it with a JDM license plate relocator. Filled the holes from the rear with 3m bondo bumper repair epoxy let dry, Filled from front with bondo glazing and spot puddy, sanded smooth, painted with chrysler body touch up paint/clear coat, wet sand, meguires mirro glaze > show glaze. May be a bit excessive for 2 small holes but u cant even tell they were there.
Do you have any close up pics? If not, how does it mount?
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Re: Remove Front plate?

Here is what I have see a few people do and it looks pretty good without having to go to the trouble of filling and painting.

Bumper Plugs

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Don't buy the bumper plugs they are a waste of money just use a plug you buy from your local part store, got some silver ones to semimatch for like $3
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Don't buy the bumper plugs they are a waste of money just use a plug you buy from your local part store, got some silver ones to semimatch for like $3
One thing that concerns me about this is the fit. Does the vibration ever loosen the plugs to the point they rattle and scratch the surrounding paint?
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U just need a drill bit to match one size down from the plug
I had the bumper plug once and the paint chipped on it and it was just a regular trim plug painted I'll take some pics tomorrow to show you the $3 plug I bought
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U just need a drill bit to match one size down from the plug
I had the bumper plug once and the paint chipped on it and it was just a regular trim plug painted I'll take some pics tomorrow to show you the $3 plug I bought
Thanks! If the official "bumper plugs" are the same thing as the plugs you get at the store than a DIY solution sounds better. I figured they would have a higher quality and tighter fit, but it sounds like that isn't the case.
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Re: Remove Front plate?

i got 2015 black altitude and my stupid license plate holes were screwed in already when i picked it up, my fault i guess but i took it off before even leaving dealership, i went down to hardware car shop and got black screw plugs, sprayed some plasti dip and clear coat and pushed them in, there barely noticeable and still look clean and finished when you do look where front plate is suppose to be located, cheap, sufficient, and easy to do
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