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    What products do people use to fill in badge holes on a plastic bumper?

    I can't remove the bumper so can't get to the rear of the holes.

    What's the best process to filling them??


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    My son, pro panel beater, says that if you are thinking of using filler, you’ll need to get to the back of the bumper to put something like a mesh, so that the filler has something to stick to. Or go down the route of plastic welding.
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    You could always get some little rubber or plastic grommets and paint them? Thatís what most DC5 owners do when going down the route of a Jap plate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NYA View Post
    You could always get some little rubber or plastic grommets and paint them? That’s what most DC5 owners do when going down the route of a Jap plate.


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    Doesn’t give a smooth finish though.
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    If you like the look of extra cooling holes, maybe design some that incorporate your new ones.

    ie 2 rows of 3" holes

    Better cooling and because racecar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partyvan View Post
    If you like the look of extra cooling holes, maybe design some that incorporate your new ones.

    ie 2 rows of 3" holes

    Better cooling and because racecar
    That's not a bad idea on some of them

    I wonder how it'd look like that.

    Might have to make some black stickers to see how it'd look.

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    I did my Golf like that


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    I went the mesh and filler route when I resprayed the bumpers on my MX5, terrible pics within: https://type-r-owners.co.uk/forums/s...-it-s-Japanese

    Only problem I found was getting the bloody thing off, every bolt was rusted to buggery!
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    It's the not wanting to take off the front bumper that's the thing.
    So hoping to fill from the front.

    Been told about a fibreglass bridging compound that should work.
    Gonna look in to that a bit more.

    I've not seen your thread before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy573 View Post
    That's not a bad idea on some of them

    I wonder how it'd look like that.

    Might have to make some black stickers to see how it'd look.
    Good lord NO!!!! Bumper holes are for pikeys with Corsas.



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