Did you feel around with a flat-head screw driver at first?Well i removed my front license plate bracket since I live in florida and they are not required my law....The unfortunate part is this bracket was held into place with rivots. So I decided to drill the rivots and was left with Three ugly holes in my bumper. I looked at bumperplugs.com, but for the price I decided to purchase hole plugs and paint them myself....attached are a couple pictures before and after....and if you noticed somehow during the project I have a small scratch that I have to figure out how to fix since I don't paint for a living
An easy way to at least address the coloration eccentricity would be to get the lacquer touch-up bottle from the dealer, and when using, heavily wipe the brush off on the top so you only have a little paint each time. This way you can dab in the spot and get 3 or 4 coats into the hold without TOO much of a bump. If you just dip the brush in and dab you'll have a bump of the paint in such a small knick and only get one coat on. Then, wet sand the bump of the touch up with a unigrit 2000 block (about 10 bucks). You'll find it handy to have around for quick DIY touch ups in the future as it wont wear down too much that look better than just the paint, but of course not like a repaint (but also way less $$ and reusable)
Lucky duck for not needing a front plate. I've heard rumors about IL but nothing yet that i know of. Stuck with it for now.