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Removing Side Vents

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    Removing Side Vents

    The paint on my side vents are starting to crack (previous owner painted them because they were faded, I think). I thought taking them out would make them look ok, kinda like taking out my hood vents. Here is the result (sorry for the crappy pics, and yes I know my car is dirty):



    My questions are...does this look good? If so, should I take my dremel and shave off the lips so it's more smooth flowing? I know if I do this, the fiberglass will show. I plan to take touch up paint to the newly exposed areas.

    Let me know

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    i personally don't like it from the look of it therem but would need to see a pic of the car like that

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    touch up paint wont cover and look like factory...you could mask them off and paint them like a semi gloss black inside your cuts...it might contrast nicely

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    Just curious how did you remove them?

    Can you get a day shot of them and a bit farther back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GOR1LA View Post
    Just curious how did you remove them?

    Can you get a day shot of them and a bit farther back?
    Reached in from the wheel well...they have two little plastic clips that hold them on.

    No, not right now...she in the garage and currently not driveable.

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    i have some arcylic (sp) ones that you glue in place if interested. pm me. i'll sell cheap. they look chrome.

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    I wonder how a black T/A would look with those vents painted gunmetal or dark grey?

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