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How to re-attach the license plate bracket to the front bumper?

SilverGS

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My front license plate frame is loose (the top part). I've cleaned it (I just moved out a bit as the license plate mount is still attached with the bolts on the bottom underside of the bumper) using iso-propyl alcohol, removed old tape and also cleaned the bumper.

I used this two-sided tape to re-attach the bracket, but less than 2 weeks later and its loose again (see pic below). What is the best way to re-attach the mounting plate back? And if you're wondering why I'm trying to attach it back again - its required by law where I live and I'm not interested in getting a ticket. :)

PXL_20220912_193005984.PORTRAIT_3.jpg
 

ucmndd

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I can’t see the tape you used on my phone because Amazon wants me to change my country/region to view the link.

That said, I recently had to reattach mine for the same reason and used this 3M tape. It’s been rock solid for about 4 months now.
Get ALL the old tape off the black mounting bracket and clean both surfaces thoroughly to remove any trace of wax or oil.


3m 1" (25mm) X 9 Ft VHB Double Sided Foam Adhesive Tape 5952 Grey Automotive Mounting Very High Bond Strong Industrial Grade https://a.co/d/48nze3o
 
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SilverGS

Active Member
Nov 3, 2016
2,006
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Ontario
I can’t see the tape you used on my phone because Amazon wants me to change my country/region to view the link.

That said, I recently had to reattach mine for the same reason and used this 3M tape. It’s been rock solid for about 4 months now.
Get ALL the old tape off the black mounting bracket and clean both surfaces thoroughly to remove any trace of wax or oil.


3m 1" (25mm) X 9 Ft VHB Double Sided Foam Adhesive Tape 5952 Grey Automotive Mounting Very High Bond Strong Industrial Grade https://a.co/d/48nze3o
Thanks! After you applied the tape, did you have to use anything to keep the plate pressed firmly against the bumper while the glue cured. Reason why I asked is that when I used the Gorrilla Two sided tape, I felt that I need to push the bracket against the bumper and keep it pressed there as the bracket wants to move out to the position indicated in the pic I attached. Sort of like using a vice grip to keep two objects together till the glue cures.
 

ucmndd

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Mar 10, 2016
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Thanks! After you applied the tape, did you have to use anything to keep the plate pressed firmly against the bumper while the glue cured. Reason why I asked is that when I used the Gorrilla Two sided tape, I felt that I need to push the bracket against the bumper and keep it pressed there as the bracket wants to move out to the position indicated in the pic I attached. Sort of like using a vice grip to keep two objects together till the glue cures.

I held it tight for a minute or two but that’s it.
 
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