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Holes drilled in bumper

My '13 appeared to have dimples in the front bumper, but after washing, it appears I pushed paint that covered the holes out. I now have two small holes. It's not the end of the world, but it just seems really lame and stupid of Ford to drill them out instead of letting me do it if I need to. I know my dealer didn't do it.

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Yeah I bought my car in Penn( no front plate state) so I spent the first couple days after
I brought it home to Vt trying to figure out how I wanted to mount the plate.
Was gonna get an underneath pop out. But then I washed her and noticed
The two tiny starter holes and said f it and put the plate on the bumper.



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It's easier for Ford than to look at the ones the lot jockey/salesperson mounted after they've been out having a liquid lunch. OP hardly anyone other than yourself will notice....I hope no dealer advertising on back..

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It's not the end of the world, but it just seems really lame and stupid of Ford to drill them out instead of letting me do it if I need to.
Yeah, that's the equivalent of friendly fire for those of us who live in no-front-plate states. I would guess that Ford provides the starter holes to prevent complaints about holes getting drilled crooked or off-center by dealers in states where front plates ARE required.

It could be worse. A lot of us could have a big ugly satellite radio antenna in the middle of the decklid, even if we have no interest in satellite radio. Oh, wait ...

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Yep -- same here. Bought a used Mustang that originally lived in Missouri (front plates required). I live in Oklahoma (no front plates required), so I have holes in my bumper...

To add insult to injury, the dealership stuck their advertisement on the back of my trunk... When I pulled it off, it left some sticky residue that does not wash off... (Any idea how to get this off without damaging the paint?)

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Use Goo Gone to remove the residue. Even a cleaner wax will work too.
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I bought a set of bumper plugs (bumperplugs.com) popped them on and got the flip down license plate holder...

looks much better now....

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Wait, I don't live in a state that requires front plates and didn't buy it in a state that requires front plates. I just have holes drilled anyway. That's why I'm ticked.

If I had to have front plates, I wouldn't give a ****.
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^^^^I understand, and I don't live in one, either. But these are mass-produced cars. There have to be some compromises to keep the line moving, and the prices reasonable.

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I live in a front plate state and I'm not installing one.

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i live in a front plate state and didnt want to drill the holes all the way thru so i used servo tape the rubbery kind

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It's easier for Ford than to look at the ones the lot jockey/salesperson mounted after they've been out having a liquid lunch. OP hardly anyone other than yourself will notice....I hope no dealer advertising on back..
^^I Agree^^ about the dealer advertising. Nowadays its usualy just vinyl stickems or the dealer emblem in plastic with double sided tape holding it on. I still remember when dealers would drill two or three holes in your trunk lid & put their potmetal emblems on. If they did not give you the car for free or at least give you one hell of a deal, why give them free advertising?

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My '13 appeared to have dimples in the front bumper, but after washing, it appears I pushed paint that covered the holes out. I now have two small holes. It's not the end of the world, but it just seems really lame and stupid of Ford to drill them out instead of letting me do it if I need to. I know my dealer didn't do it.

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They've always been dimples that are produced by the mold. They are only about 1 mm deep. They shouldn't push through unless ford is doing things differently now. There should be more than enough wall thickness of the bumper present. Perhaps a photo would be best?
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