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Old 05-17-2008, 05:01 PM   #1
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Painted Chrome Side Vents

Well I ended up painting the vents although I would have liked to lose them altogether. Duplicolor didn't have an exact match for the Vermillion Red but the end result is pretty close. What do you guys think?








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Old 05-17-2008, 05:04 PM   #2
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Looks good to me. Although I'm a big fan of the chrome myself. Mine is black so I don't think the vents would be as noticeable as yours.
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they look a lot better when they match the car. My 08 doesn't have the side vents I wouldn't think the vents would to diffcult to remove.
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they look a lot better when they match the car. My 08 doesn't have the side vents I wouldn't think the vents would to diffcult to remove.
You're lucky, I wish mine didn't come with them. Believe it or not they were pretty difficult to remove. There is a gasket that goes around the whole vent and seals to the car as well as four clips that clip into holes in the body. I ended up snapping all of the clips to get the thing off. I would have left the vents off if there weren't five noticeable holes in the fender, it boggles my mind why Ford did this.
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Looks really good........
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Damn dude that looks awesome! Nice work. Don't understand why Ford put those there myself.
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Looks much better painted. I actually don't think it looks bad at all with the vent painted.
Color match looks pretty good also. I can't really tell much of a difference.
Your 08 looks good with the colormatched mirrors and door handles. Lots of potential.
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that would be the first mod i would do to the '08 focus if i had one...that and paint the headlights/taillights (the chrome parts)...looks good, and i didnt know ford still did vermillion red, i thought they stopped in like '03, but w/e, it's the best looking red that ford has (boy is this a fight starting statement)
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Paint match looks a lot better than the chrome. The chrome just seems out of place.
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i like it! looks way better to me
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