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Front Accent Grill Hole

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A couple days ago, I was giving my '17 MKX Reserve a well deserved bath when I discovered this damn hole in the driver's side front bumper area. Lincoln wants $525 to replace the plastic piece that runs across the entire front running light to running light. For the record, I haven't accidently thumped anything that would have done it, especially this clean. Consensus seems to be that a stone (?) did the damage... or something similar. The part itself is $275 if I buy direct. Anyone have any thought of alternative repairs?  I'm actually considering buying a piece of black ABS 1/16" plastic, cutting it to a rectangular size and epoxying it over the hole and calling it a day until something else happens that would drive replacement of the part. Any thoughts out there?

 

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I can't be specific about my idea since I haven't shopped for what might be available, but if your scenario were to occur to my identical 2016 grill/fascia I would shop around for a piece of molding (chrome?), reflector, or other item backed with 3M tape to fit over the area in an integrated manner (appearance-wise), also applying the same on the passenger side for symmetry.

 

An alternative might be shopping the used auto parts sources for a replacement.

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Insurance? (Under your comprehensive policy).

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