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    Front Bumper Side Vent MIA

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    Came home Friday to discover this was missing. My girlfriend found it funny but i did not. I actually scrapped the bottom of my front bumper on a driveway not long ago. I'm guessing that must have loosened the vent. I order a replacement but I've noticed they are all primed and you can't buy any painted. Lucky for me I actually bought paint to fix the bumper incident so I won't have to bother buying anymore. My question is has anyone lost their side vents? Is it common for them to fall out? I checked the other one and it seemed secure but i doubt it would take a lot of effort to remove. Also i looked only for a cheaper replacement than the unpainted OEM and all I came across was some carbon fiber ones of the Ebay variety for 100+ dollars. Has anyone found a cheaper alternative?

    Also a little before and after with my bumper fix. I still need to wet-sand the line out of the paint but overall i think it turned out good. From a distance its not noticeable and once the line is gone it should look like nothing happened.

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    You are not the first person I've heard of losing it...and you certainly won't be the last...


    Your little repair job looks pretty good! Yeah there's a line there, but the color looks pretty well matched, which is all that matters. Even in the close up, its no that noticeable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Your little repair job looks pretty good! Yeah there's a line there, but the color looks pretty well matched, which is all that matters. Even in the close up, its no that noticeable.
    Thanks, I haven't had the car for very long so that scrape really bothered me. Whenever this new side vent arrives i might experience with a better way to secure it than those factory clips.

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    I did the same exact thing except I hit a raised manhole. Cracked the bumper underneath too. Im going to do what you did and order the vent then spray paint it. I need a few clips as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psosniak View Post
    I did the same exact thing except I hit a raised manhole. Cracked the bumper underneath too. Im going to do what you did and order the vent then spray paint it. I need a few clips as well.
    I hit a raised manhole as well the first week I had my car and cracked my lip. Needless to say I was aggitated.

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    I will say the color came out pretty close and I'm happy with the final result. Unless your a few feet away and down on the ground you can't even tell anything happened.

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    This is how mine looks now

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    Quote Originally Posted by aj_cemprola View Post
    I will say the color came out pretty close and I'm happy with the final result. Unless your a few feet away and down on the ground you can't even tell anything happened.

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