The wellnuts im using are brass threaded afaik. I got them at lowes or home depot, one of those places with all the hardware drawers. The jacknuts seem like a similar approach but im not sure they'd be as friendly to the bumper plastic.
akimmel said:I remember it being like 3mm thick or so in the license plate area.
joesid said:I’ve had this one for a couple years and love it. I’m only using two screws. I’ve never been a fan of “naked” plates, but refuse to use frames that obstruct the plate. This one is more of a holder than a frame.
By the way, your car is confusing me! I thought those LED tail lights started in 2018? Did you buy them or am I wrong?
Any tips on the best way to enlarge the existing holes without hacking up my bumper? (specific drill bits, etc.) Yes, I know how to drill a hole, but I'm trying to make this as perfect as possible.
Start with something similar to the current hole, clean it out, then go up step by step through the bit sizes until you get to the size you want. I would put masking tape over the holes first so your chip doesn't spin around and scratch the surrounding paint (or the drill bit walks or something). Also i think i remember marking like 1in depth with masking tape on the drill bits so I didn't hit the bumper beam or foam behind.
Let us know how it goes! Glad to help in your quest to have a cleanly mounted plate lol
If people are still looking for a way to fix their loose license plate screws, I’ve found a simple solution that has been working great. It’s called Mr. Grip, got it at Home Depot. It’s just these textured thin metal strips that cut to size and slip into the hole to make the screw snug. Screws have never been this secure before.
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