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Old 10-10-2007, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default How to plug your trunk holes

Here is how I plugged the holes in my trunk.

I got this kit from pepboys.




This is what the plugs I used looked like



I took some string and wrapped it around to keep the paint out so the rubber was exposed to seal it better.



I sprayed the plugs with primer



Then a white paint to match my car.



When the paint dries unwrap the string and your ready to pop the plugs in.

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Old 10-10-2007, 05:20 PM   #2
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Not sure how the paint will hold up. Here some pics of the plugs in.




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Old 10-10-2007, 05:24 PM   #3
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closeups on the trunk??
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Old 10-10-2007, 05:46 PM   #4
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Close ups



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Old 10-10-2007, 06:16 PM   #5
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cool thanks.. looks like it it wouldn't be leaking much huh.. have you tried washing your car yet??
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:19 PM   #6
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I havent tried washing my car since I painted the plugs. I had the unpainted plugs in for a few months and it didnt leak at all. I dont think that painting them will cause it to leak.
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:13 PM   #7
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Good idea.....but, nah....not on my car. If your gonna leave the wing off get it professionally fixed and re-painted.....you'll feel better
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:15 PM   #8
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Or just spend the money, go to a body shop and have it done. I had my entire trunk painted and the key hole taken out and welded so it is very clean looking for less the $300. I mean it doesn't look to bad, but it is noticable.....
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:22 PM   #9
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I cant decide what I like. Sometimes I like the wrx wing, sometimes I like wingless, and sometimes I want to get an sti wing. So this is just temporary untill I change my mind again.
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:30 PM   #10
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I cant decide what I like. Sometimes I like the wrx wing, sometimes I like wingless, and sometimes I want to get an sti wing. So this is just temporary untill I change my mind again.
thats why dont bother modifying it. Trade someone, and if you dont like it trade again. there is a HUGE thread with members in your same situation.
a little off topic^
but the plugs are a pretty good idea(temporarily though!) i would want it MINT.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:55 PM   #11
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I cant decide what I like. Sometimes I like the wrx wing, sometimes I like wingless, and sometimes I want to get an sti wing. So this is just temporary untill I change my mind again.

I am in the same boat... so I thought I'd share my take on covering up the holes with vinyl discs...



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Old 10-10-2007, 10:02 PM   #12
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Wow I didn't realize there were indents in the trunk where the wing attaches.
Kind of deters me from using plugs but I may just do it to do it.
Doing this is a good compromise to gauge whether you really want to shell out hundreds of dollars for what would then be a minor cosmetic change.
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:34 PM   #13
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not bad.
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Old 10-10-2007, 11:26 PM   #14
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anyone use a more flat plug that doesn't stick out too much? If so, show some pictures please!
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Old 03-13-2010, 05:56 PM   #15
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great write up. defentally helped me figuring out what to use
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:19 PM   #16
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Looks pretty good. Nice temp fix. What size washer was it you took out of the case?
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:20 PM   #17
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Nice idea! I'm going to try painting mine.
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:31 PM   #18
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this would not work on STI trunk...
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:37 PM   #19
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I think it looks good. I wouldn't rock it, but it's a great temporary solution.
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Old 03-14-2010, 06:22 PM   #20
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Ehhhhhhh
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:11 AM   #21
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i just did mine, not like this though. i suggest investing in a thing a bondo. my **** turned out pretty good, people think i brought it to a shop
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Old 03-17-2010, 12:15 AM   #22
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^ pix.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:01 PM   #23
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I like the smooth trunk look. I've tried vinyl overlays on other vehicles before. However, the overlays are usually temporary fixes. The plugs look pretty decent, though. Nice job.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:22 PM   #24
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this would not work on STI trunk...


Why would this not work on a STI trunk?
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Cuz it has 17 holes vs 5.
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