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I'm going to side mount my plate but dont fancy leaving holes in my bumper. The last eunos I had already had a side plate and no holes, is it likely they've been filed or will some not have any holes to start with?

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more than likely...yes you will be left with holes.
depends on how the front plate was attached, but mine had the numberplate plinth on the front which was screwed onto the front bumper, and left a couple of small holes when I removed it.
Also you might need to get the polish/T-cut out as the paint under the numberplate might not have seen daylight for years and might be slightly different colour. Mine was pristine paint under the plinth but you could see scratches & scuff marks around the edge of where the plinth had been.
 

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It is highly likely that you will be left with holes from the numberplate. It depends if it has been screwed on or stuck with sticky tabs (rarely they are stuck on).

However if someone else before you has fitted a different shaped plinth or a bare plate with no plinth then you may end up with more holes there than you expect.

Filling and a respray is probably the only surefire way of making your bumper look neat and tidy again.
 

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Its what has been stopping me changing to a side plate which I think would suit my car.

I have a slimline metal plate holder already which has screws and there are other holes already under there - would need a lot of filling and painting im guessing. Ive got a couple of scuff on the bumper as well thanks to an unfriendly neighbour at my old place (front and back down to the plastic) so im guessing a bumper blow over is in order before I can change over.

A downside to montego blue is the paint is harder to just touch in.
 

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Its what has been stopping me changing to a side plate which I think would suit my car.

I have a slimline metal plate holder already which has screws and there are other holes already under there - would need a lot of filling and painting im guessing. Ive got a couple of scuff on the bumper as well thanks to an unfriendly neighbour at my old place (front and back down to the plastic) so im guessing a bumper blow over is in order before I can change over.

A downside to montego blue is the paint is harder to just touch in.
Mine had 2 holes that rusty residue on them from screws and the bumper was all scraped and now looks gash. I went ahead with side plate anyway. Hopefully get it fixed in the future.
 

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Mine had 2 holes that rusty residue on them from screws and the bumper was all scraped and now looks gash. I went ahead with side plate anyway. Hopefully get it fixed in the future.
Fitting the side plate and deal with the respray later is probably what I will do, the badge was removed and my holes were filled in very nicely at somepoint. Then a sticky plate was put over the top to cover the sins.
 

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I had holes on my Eunos bumper when I fitted a side-plate, but used some of those screw blanking covers you can get from B&Q for covering screwheads on furniture - sprayed 'em body-colour, dab of glue and while it's not as neat as filling/spraying, it looks subtle enough, took 2mins to do and cost next to nothing.
 

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I'm going to be attempting this tomorrow weather permitting... although I'm going for a stick on plate over the side mount. My plate was just screwed directly to the bumper, but the holes weren't quite aligned so it's left a couple of concave creases around the holes


Picked up THIS from Halford's today, along with some wet and dry and some paint. Apparently it flexes with the plastic unlike a normal filler.

Will photo as I go and update with what I expect to be a total hash!
 

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my uk car had 2 holes where the plinth attatched, tbh they arent that noticable unless you are up close so i havent bothered doing anything with them
 
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