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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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I’d just like to let you all know that this is my first “How-To”, I apologize if it sucks or is useless, I did this tonight at work on night shift…. >.>

What you’ll need:

A push in rivet or plug, A drill, a 13/64 drill bit or something close, and….well a license plate on the front of your Cobalt…

The Push-in-Rivet I used….
I found these at Lowes, just go down the aisle will all the drawers and good luck…



Once you have placed your bit into your drill, begin drilling into the center of the silver rivet, you’ll know when you made it through, apply pressure as needed to make it through…


Then place your push-in-rivet or plug into the hole and apply pressure…my car is black so I didn’t need to paint them, use Krylon Plastic paint if you plan on painting them to match your car…




This is what mine look like, not great, but better than holes…


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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 05:55 PM
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Just currious......
Why not a different style of push clip ?
Smooth caped one would look much better, IMO.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-29-2010, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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i agree, i will once i get a chance, like i said, im at work, thats what i got, cant leave til midnight and i dont have a superlowes around here so ill have to wait til tomorrow i guess.

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i used body filler to cover the holes, same with my trunk keyhole i might make a diy later


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yay for deleting the front plate! always looks so much nicer. i used some diff plugs when i did it last Fall - can see them here



i wrote up a little about where to find the plugs and install them and all that here too if you'd want to get smaller plugs in the future
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