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Old 07-22-2011, 05:03 PM   #1
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HOWTO: Remove Front License Plate Cover & Plug Holes

I just got my 2011 Black Camaro 2LT and it came with a front license plate cover installed. I live in PA and this is not required, but since the car came from NJ, it already had it preinstalled. I found a website called bumperplugs.com that sells plugs painted to match your vehicle to fill the holes the license plate cover leaves. Please read below for instructions:

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  1. Slowly drill into the center of the rivets until the head pops off. After the rivet is removed, work your way around the cover until it breaks free.





  2. Clean the area thouroughly and then insert the bumperplugs by applying pressure with your palm straight into the hole. You will feel them grab in and lock into place. *** Do not apply pressure to the edge of the plugs! ***

  3. Enjoy not having an ugly plastic piece on the front of your car!

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Old 07-22-2011, 05:18 PM   #2
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Excellent!
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:19 PM   #3
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sweet, ive been looking for this
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:55 PM   #4
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Much better!
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Old 07-23-2011, 11:49 AM   #5
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looks great, much better without the front plate.
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:23 PM   #6
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Thanks for the suggestion. Here's how the bumper plugs look on mine.



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Old 04-03-2012, 01:32 PM   #7
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Is there any other way to do this besides the plugs? Wondering what a body shop can do and how they would charge?
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:07 PM   #8
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VERY COOL! I need to get this!
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:08 AM   #9
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not sure if i want to spend $48.00 on this, it looks good but i can save that money and invested on something else.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:11 AM   #10
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I heard you can use the 'tree' looking plugs that a lot of cars have as fasteners. I'm going to try it this weekend, bought a new bumper off here and it has the front license plate bracket. Going to take it off and see what I can plug the holes with. I'm not spending $150 to fill 4 holes if I can help it.

Check this thread for 'tree' pieces - http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38988
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:42 AM   #11
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check my build thread on post #6... did this for free (if you already have touchup paint)
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=268496
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:01 PM   #12
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Great Tutorial

I live in lame NJ where it is required. But I want to do a photo shoot and remove the bracket temporarily. Is there a way of getting it back on after or does drilling it mean you have to buy a new bracket? Thanks!
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Old 06-05-2013, 03:26 PM   #13
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Much better than the liscence plate, but I'm still not a fan of the nipples
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:15 PM   #14
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Better than a license plate, but now it looks like its breaking out with some kind of disease
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:28 PM   #15
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Is there any other way to do this besides the plugs? Wondering what a body shop can do and how they would charge?
There are epoxy fillers that can be used or the hole can be welded in then repainted. Although I didn't remove my plate (required in Mass.) I did relocate it and welded the holes in. There are a few pictures scattered around on pg 1 of my build thread

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Old 12-11-2013, 05:16 PM   #16
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If you live in a location that requires a front plate but you might like to take it off from time to time for pictures or display then check out www.eliminatorbracket.com It allows you to remove the plate and it only leaves behind a small bracket that matches the lower grille. It securely attaches to the bracket and you can take it off in about 15 seconds leaving a nice clean looking front end behind.
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