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Thread: What is the best style of number plate for the Tiguan ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by southtig View Post
    Another positive review from me on Lakin plates. I purchased the undrilled euro plates, and used a drill press (measure thrice) to punch out the main holes, and then large sized bits to countersink
    Yes Lakin plates get a good wrap from almost everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by iDiesel View Post
    I do regret not getting the euro plates on mine
    Everytime I see a Tig with them, I kick myself, but now can’t get myself to upgrade given I may change out in the next 12-18 mths
    Yeah Euro plates do look good, however over here they are an annual fee so it's a bit of a revenue raiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigger73 View Post
    Yeah Euro plates do look good, however over here they are an annual fee so it's a bit of a revenue raiser.
    i'd say custom plates in general are a bit of a revenue raiser.

    i believe we've got it pretty good down here in VIC compared to other states, but it's certainly not cheap (for the good styles anyway)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigger73 View Post
    Nice work. There's quite a few different options for filling / covering the holes left and you're found a few different ones. I think the solution you have at the moment isn't bad and for $4 plus some touch-up paint who's arguing. Massive improvement. To do it "properly" you'd fill the holes and then respray the bumper but probably not worth it unless you were fixing up a bunch of stone chips at the same time.
    Hey Tigger

    As I am getting the front bumper replaced is it too much to ask the panel beater to do this ?

    How much effort is it to fill (do they just use bog ?) and sand prior to painting ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FastMitch View Post
    Hey Tigger

    As I am getting the front bumper replaced is it too much to ask the panel beater to do this ?

    How much effort is it to fill (do they just use bog ?) and sand prior to painting ?
    Why dont you just ask him If you get in before he paints it and chuck him a slab it will probably get done.. We can say its no trouble at all but hes doing the job and may have a different idea
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    Maybe a dumb Q (hey I am not a panel beater) but if they use bog to fill the hole, whats to stop the bog from falling out after its dried ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FastMitch View Post
    Maybe a dumb Q (hey I am not a panel beater) but if they use bog to fill the hole, whats to stop the bog from falling out after its dried ?
    Plastic welding is the proper way to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucas_R View Post
    Plastic welding is the proper way to do it.
    Is this what you mean ?

    PLASTIC REPAIR - How to repair a perforation hole on plastic car bumper - YouTube

    or this

    How to patch up holes in body panels - YouTube
    Last edited by FastMitch; 09-05-2021 at 12:33 AM.

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    The first video you linked to is plastic welding. This is the proper way to fill holes in a plastic bumper bar.
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    What are everyone’s thoughts on the new 2021 Tiguan model and number plates?
    From the vehicles I’ve seen reviewers using the car has lost the ugly black plastic number plate holder on the front, and the area on the bumper seems quite small. Maybe even smaller than a full Euro plate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_ View Post
    What are everyone’s thoughts on the new 2021 Tiguan model and number plates?
    From the vehicles I’ve seen reviewers using the car has lost the ugly black plastic number plate holder on the front, and the area on the bumper seems quite small. Maybe even smaller than a full Euro plate?
    I haven't seen the latest. Do you have a photo ?

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