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 #106154  by MichaelCarolina
 Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:21 pm
Any impact on performance for E120 with dented dust cap? Aesthetics is no issue for me. Any easy fix to smooth it out?
 #106155  by hogan
 Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:29 pm
pull it back out by using some duct tape or a shop vac w/ no attachment on the hose. You have to be smooth though, are you smooth?
 #106156  by MichaelCarolina
 Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:34 pm
I have the gentle touch of a butcher. Maybe have to get some spousal support on this. Thanks for the recommendation.

But any impact sonically? Even if it does not come out 100% am I losing anything?
 #106162  by hogan
 Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:01 pm
I'm going to say probably not. I've had some that actually cracked and sounded like hell, but my dimpled/dented ones never demonstrated any ill sounding effects.
 #106165  by mijknahs
 Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:06 pm
Agree with the crack or rip. Terrible buzzing. Denting does nothing. Just doesn't look cool.
 #106173  by MichaelCarolina
 Sat Dec 10, 2011 6:04 am
Duct tape pulled one all the way out and got about 50% of the other. I may go for round two later. If there is no issue with the sound, and with a tie dyed grill cover for aesthetics, we should be good to go. Thanks to all for the advice. DUCT TAPE - awesome.
 #106333  by Jon S.
 Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:26 pm
It is my understanding the particle physicists first thought that gluons held the universe together but upon further inquiry they confirmed it's duct tape. :smile: