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Fumanchu 08-30-2012 01:04 PM

Bumper plugs?
 
Anybody know of a company that makes bumper plugs for the license plate holes in Jeep colors? I know the alternative is getting touch-up paint and painting my own. It will probably be hard to match my paint code due to the metallic flake in it.

Brewster 08-30-2012 05:52 PM

Re: Bumper plugs?
 
Check these guys out. I'm not sure the do Jeep, but I know they are big in the Porsche community. I have been to their shop, nice guys.

http://www.bumperplugs.com/BPindex.html

kkreit01 08-31-2012 12:38 PM

Re: Bumper plugs?
 
Make your own. I have been doing this for years. Buy panel fasteners at your hardware store, and use touch-up paint. For my V2 (version 2 - lol), add clear vinyl wrap to protect from chipping. Couple examples of mine:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...plug_parts.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...installed1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...MKZ_Plugs1.jpg


A little more tricky if you have brushed aluminum look: (but still better than "holes"):

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...iner_front.jpg

FAUEE 08-31-2012 05:33 PM

Re: Bumper plugs?
 
I made my own. The Black Crystal Pearlcoat paint with the touch up worked out fine, and the plugs are so small that you'd never notice them anyways.

I considered bumperplugs, but never go around to ordering one, so I stopped a Home Depot one day and picked up some plugs, used some touch up paint, and boom, all set.

Brewster 08-31-2012 07:08 PM

Re: Bumper plugs?
 
Great idea, what size. Did you buy?

kkreit01 08-31-2012 08:09 PM

Re: Bumper plugs?
 
Don't recall the exact size. The little, short, stubby ones in the first pic.

FAUEE 08-31-2012 11:52 PM

Re: Bumper plugs?
 
want to say mine were 1/4" or something like that. They're very small, much smaller than the ones posted above. Unfortunately, they don't have that same slope as the ones posted above, they're sort of flat and so a little bit less fluid. But they're so small you can't really tell they're there.

I'll have to get a picture of them tomorrow.

loffgren 09-04-2012 09:46 AM

Re: Bumper plugs?
 
Awesome idea thank you!

vnbWK2 09-26-2012 09:10 PM

Re: Bumper plugs?
 
Great idea!

navger 11-25-2012 04:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kkreit01 (Post 677706)
Make your own. I have been doing this for years. Buy panel fasteners at your hardware store, and use touch-up paint. For my V2 (version 2 - lol), add clear vinyl wrap to protect from chipping. Couple examples of mine:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...plug_parts.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...installed1.jpg

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...MKZ_Plugs1.jpg


A little more tricky if you have brushed aluminum look: (but still better than "holes"):

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j1...iner_front.jpg

Thanks for the idea! Went ahead and tried it myself and I'm quite satisfied with the outcome. I was pissed off that the dealer not only drilled holes in my bumper, they are also crooked!. Picked up a couple of trim fasteners at my local hardware store along with a small can of bright metallic silver spray. Total cost was less than $5.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/25/nu7e8e8a.jpg

kkreit01 11-26-2012 01:32 PM

Re: Bumper plugs?
 
^ Looks great. Holy cow -- they did get those hole crooked. Salesman must have had too much to drink... :). Salesmen shouldn't go near power tools -- even when sober.

darkom 04-29-2013 09:54 AM

Re: Bumper plugs?
 
Are you guys using any sort of clear coat over the fastener after you paint it? Someone mentioned vinyl, I have no idea if that means vinyl spray or something? I assumed the painted fastener would crack or peel after a carwash without clear coat.


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