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ive been tryin for the last 20 mins to get these damn vents out the bumper so i can get them painted black,can someone give me some tips on removal :dunno: thanks
 

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i did it with the bumper on, i used about 4 flatheads and pried them in there got them all loose, it sucked massive ass and i thought they would break. Took me about 45 min per vent and a bloody hand. They come off, it just takes some force.
 

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Tape around them and paint um
 

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ya, that would suck ass to prep that with them in the bumper, plus overspray. By the time u mask off ur entire vehicle, you could drink a case of beer and be done with it
 

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RETRO & I have done it on both ours when we did the chrome mesh replacement. You just need a couple flat screwdrivers and pry the tabs from the "slots" that they are inserted into. Take the lower valance off first then do it, its much easier.
 

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RETRO & I have done it on both ours when we did the chrome mesh replacement. You just need a couple flat screwdrivers and pry the tabs from the "slots" that they are inserted into. Take the lower valance off first then do it, its much easier.
Just the valance, or the bumper too?
 

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I had mine painted black and just took them off again to repaint them. I left the front bumper on to remove them. Actually i had it up on a lift which made it a little easier. But it basically took a long ass time to get them off, just had to get all the tabs loose then yank it out. Go from the bottom up, that made it easier for me.
 

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to make it easier take the bumper cover off,warm up the areas where the tabs go through,I use a very slim flat head screw driver I ground down to free up the tabs in slots while prying,but heating up helps alot
 

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Are they plastic?? Assuming they are.


What are you guys using to paint them?? I would like to have them powdered (I know a few places can coat plastic now), but that depends on price.
Wanting to do this soon.
 
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