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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 03-29-2014, 10:05 PM
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...the front end of a 550i M nose? In our state we dont have to have License plates up front. Bought an 09 550 from NJ which requires front license plates. Took it off now I got about 6 screw holes in th white front apron. Instead of covering it; can a bodyman repair it! Open to suggestions here. Was thinking of putting a Europen black and white tag there since the car is white with black accents.
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This looks like a fairly decent way to cover the holes. Hope this helps

http://www.bimmian.com/Painted-Bumpe...r-E61-5-Series
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A big bumper sticker that says IMPEACH CHRISTIE,
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Old 03-30-2014, 06:09 AM
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Here is a pretty good and fairly cheap option.
http://www.bumperplugs.com/index.php...gory&path=1_11
Yes you can have the holes filled at a body shop, but if they don't have the talent for it, they can actually do more damage, its a hard fix.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:06 AM
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Makes the bumper look like it has warts lol, btw those snap buttons are 10 cents a piece at pro dec

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Old 03-30-2014, 10:03 AM
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Makes the bumper look like it has warts lol, btw those snap buttons are 10 cents a piece at pro dec
Sure they do; but Plan B is a new bumper cover with paint, for what, $500?

Cheap solution, but OP always has the option to pay more.
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How big are the screw holes ? When I took off my plate it only had two small holes . I went to the hardware store and picked up a couple small round dome head stainless steel allen screws . It didn't look bad at all, actually it looked good. But it was only two screws and not very noticeable , I think six is a bit much but better than a ugly screw hole . Those plugs are a good idea , but they would look kinda funky poping out of the bumper.
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Old 03-31-2014, 03:31 PM
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Put a plate back on it.
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Makes the bumper look like it has warts lol, btw those snap buttons are 10 cents a piece at pro dec
Yes but bumperplugs will match your color code.
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How big are the screw holes ? When I took off my plate it only had two small holes . I went to the hardware store and picked up a couple small round dome head stainless steel allen screws . It didn't look bad at all, actually it looked good. But it was only two screws and not very noticeable , I think six is a bit much but better than a ugly screw hole . Those plugs are a good idea , but they would look kinda funky poping out of the bumper.
I did try it, they didn't look bad at all considering I have PDC the bumper looks bumpy anyway...haha Though I only had 2 holes. What I didn't consider only to find out after the fact is the rubbing that went on over the years. There was a square area from the plate holder that had rubbed through the paint. So back on with the plate. So its either paint the whole thing or replace it. The plugs were just an option.
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