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Front Bumper/Bodywork Question

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by DoubleJ, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. DoubleJ
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    Hi all,

    I am new to the forum after recently breaking my own tradition of having VW Golf GTI's (MK2 then MK4). Last month I picked up an '05 A3 TFSI Sport Quattro in Akoya Silver completely standard...for now. I went a bit mad on the Forge and Awesome websites so modifications are in the pipeline.

    Anyway back on topic, I will shortly be moving away to a sunnier continent and taking the A3 with me. Where I am heading they have the smaller US size number plates. The front bumper I have has the UK size number plate indentation and it seems that one of the previous owners made a number of botched attempts at drilling the number plate holes. With the smaller number plates fitted I am 100% sure that these holes will be on show. My question is, is there a way of filling the holes or at least making them less visible? Eventually I will probably invest in a new bumper but I am in need of a temporary fix as it's going to look extremely tacky.

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    The rear should be fine as the holes are closer together and can probably be re-used.

    Sorry it's a bit text heavy, I will get some decent pictures up once she is clean and my parts have arrived!

    Thanks in advance!
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    You could have the plate recess smoothed?
    This cost me £100 inc the lower part of the bumper painted gloss black.

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    Thanks! Does sound like the best solution both short and long term. How have you got your number plate fitted? I guess strong number plate sticker fixtures would be best as opposed to drilling, won't be doing any shows etc so doubt I will need to take it off once it's on.
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    I run a stick on side mount plate at the mo, but yeh best option would be to use some plate tape or magnets behind the grill.
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    where are you moving? australia or nz?
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    Wrong both times, I'm moving out to the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean. Not much of a euro scene out there as expected, mainly Honda and anything Jap. Couldn't see me driving anything else other than VAG so taking the car with me. Get everything I need to get done to it over here then hope for the best haha!
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