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I took my front license plate today, and to the excruciating pain that stabbed my heart, the plate holder was drilled into the bumper with 4 holes. And that wouldn't have been so bad if they hadn't done it so tight that there are grooves etched into the bumper.

So, for the time being, I'm going to bumper plug the 4 holes, but sometime down the line, or if it doesn't cost much then perhaps very soon, I would like to have the holes filled and the grooves sanded down and repaint. Can anyone in the westminster, fountain valley, hb, or in the general orange county socal area suggest any places? I also work in LA, culver city, so if there's a mobile crew that do repaint/repair while I'm at work, I would appreciate the info. Thanks!

Also, any idea how much it may cost?
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I have no personal experience with any, so cannot recommend anyone. Perhaps others have. This thread may help once the front bumper cover is fixed:


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I went to Danmar Auto Body in Costa Mesa. The work was high quality and they used the correct type of paint.

Edit: Unfortunately, I found out they are now out of business. Bummer. Sorry I can't be more help.


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