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Old 09-09-2008, 01:27 AM   #1
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Default Plugs for Rear Wiper and Antenna Holes?

So this weekend i got bored and decided to do a few things..blacked out my grill and removed my rear antenna because i only listen to CD's and took off my rear wiper for the cleaner rear look. I wasnt thinking things through and assummed taht i could find a plug at home depot but after everything was out i went and they didnt have what i need.

Can anybody that has done this let me know and anybody else who's planning to do this the exact parts needed and where to buy them to plug these holes?

I would prefer not to cut plates and weld them on just in case (god forbid) i have to sell my car one day
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:12 AM   #2
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Everyone that has done this usually finds the plugs at home depot or Lowe's. Did you ask anybody to see if they could help you find them?
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:58 AM   #3
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Everyone that has done this usually finds the plugs at home depot or Lowe's. Did you ask anybody to see if they could help you find them?
yup i asked a few people at home depot with no results one guy told me to go to pep boys for some reason but i think he was trying to be a smart ass about me asking for parts for something on my car at home depot.
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Old 09-09-2008, 05:07 AM   #4
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I'm looking to do the same. Any hardware store should have them.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:10 PM   #5
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I finally found them if anybody else needs to know which part they are
They were at home depot in the hardware section. You need a 1" for the wiper and a 7/8" for the antenna.


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Old 09-11-2008, 05:53 PM   #6
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haha...i was looking at the package and read the company is from cerritos, ca. thats like right next to my town.
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They dont by chance come in black....or helrot, do they?
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Pics after install please.
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haha...i was looking at the package and read...
"Hole Plug" "100% virgin material"



Edit; I also like the way it says made in Taiwan OR China. It's like the people who packaged it didn't know, so they just took a wild guess and assumed it was made somewhere in Asia, lol.
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They dont by chance come in black....or helrot, do they?
i dont know i just grabbed a set of these and a set of silver metal ones which i decided not to use. Im in the process of sanding these down and priming and painting them just like i did to my grill ill update later today with pictures of how they look
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Finished this afternoon. . I think it came out pretty good. If someone wanted to use a gloss paint to better match the color of the car it would probably look better but this looks good to me. i sanded the plastic 2 coats of primer 4 minutes apart then i put 4 light coats of black on. Was a really tight and perfect fit so i just used black silicone around the edges to make sure it was waterproof. let me know what you think



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Very nice! I like. I'll be keeping the antenna though on mine. There are flat faced smooth plugs available in other hardware stores so you won't have that little hump and you wouldn't have to buff and gloss if you already have a black car but there would be a raised edge about an 1/8th inch or so but it probably wouldn't look right in the place of the antenna hole, but a good plug for the wiper.
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not bad, this will definitely get done to my antennae and wiper at some point I'd need to find some paint to match cordobarot though
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well i must be getting Alzheimer's at 19 because i completely lost the wiper plug before i put it in. Im going to try painting one of the metal plugs i got with a gloss finish so see which looks better then either redo the antenna in gloss or go buy another one and make it flat like the one i have in now for the wiper
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lol, I do that all the time
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