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Old 12-11-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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Intake scoop damage

My Passenger intake scoop that shrouds the AC condenser and radiator was damaged. I was able to "stitch" together the several cracks but a piece the size of my thumb is missing. What is the hard black material so I can make a piece to fit in the hole and "stitch" it to the shroud?

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Old 12-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #2
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I would just replace the whole thing....I had the same kind of damage. I dont remember them being very expensive???
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:06 AM   #3
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Fiberglass and bondo are your friends in this case. However, I would agree with @JayKay, just replace it - not worth the time and materials.

Or, you could make an additional air scoop out of it! Embrace your dents and scratches!
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:58 PM   #4
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I solved my own problem. I went to the hardware store and bought a black 2" plastic plumbing pipe coupler for $1.50. I cut the pipe in half and flattened a section using a propane torch. I then cut out the shape piece I needed and stitched it into place with the soldering iron. It's looks as good as the other stitched cracks and it seems to be solid.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:41 AM   #5
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I replaced the AC condensor and radiator shrouds today and reinstalled the front bumper cover. I used the aluminum gutter guard (painted black) from Lowes and tie wrapped it to the back of the intake covers. I think it turned out pretty good. It has to help keep out all the leaves, bugs and cigarette butts from the radiators. We'll see how it holds up.


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