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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:15 am    Post subject:  best thing to plug 9c1 police accessory trunk holes Reply with quote

Does anyone have a good remedy (besides buying a new trunk) for plugging the holes left by the police in your trunk? When i bought the car, they had simply taped over them with black duct tape. I went to lowes and got some steel caps that were about the same size, but those have rusted pretty quickly and look tacky back there.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:39 am    Post subject:  Re: best thing to plug 9c1 police accessory trunk holes Reply with quote

daedricprince wrote:
Does anyone have a good remedy (besides buying a new trunk) for plugging the holes left by the police in your trunk? When i bought the car, they had simply taped over them with black duct tape. I went to lowes and got some steel caps that were about the same size, but those have rusted pretty quickly and look tacky back there.


Other than rubber plugs, I guess the next best thing is some body shop work or another trunk...although more $$$.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:53 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Or some antenna's... though they get in the way sometimes.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:45 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

i actually have two old antennas that fit perfectly on there, but i was hoping for something more smooth than having 5 antennas sticking out, or stubs sticking out

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:20 am    Post subject:  Re: best thing to plug 9c1 police accessory trunk holes Reply with quote

daedricprince wrote:
Does anyone have a good remedy (besides buying a new trunk) for plugging the holes left by the police in your trunk? When i bought the car, they had simply taped over them with black duct tape. I went to lowes and got some steel caps that were about the same size, but those have rusted pretty quickly and look tacky back there.


They should have plastic plugs as well. A little RTV around the inside of the hole after putting the plug in and the won't leak.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:27 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

thats a good idea, sealing them with putty.

the little metal tabs i've got sealing the other holes got rusty and it looks jank back there

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:20 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Now that I know how to do body work, I would fill them with body filler, then sand and paint the trunk. Wink

Honestly though, I had two antenna holes in my old trunk lid until I replaced it because of hail dents. I had two 3/4" rubber plugs that sealed up the holes nicely. I couldn't tell you where to get them though since the guy I bought the car from put them in before I bought it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:52 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Frank wrote:
Now that I know how to do body work, I would fill them with body filler, then sand and paint the trunk. Wink
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and in a couple months the bondo would fall out and you'd be right back where you started. Body filler is not the way to patch a hole in sheet metal.
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