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Hi Everyone. Recently i adquired a kia optima 2013 and the front emblem was missing.

I buyed the emblem online, but honestly, i dont like the way it looks, so im trying to find
a front whitout the emblem like the one on the photo. Do someone know where i can found it or what can I do to it looks like the pic? Thank you
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Don't know of any bumper that is available that doesn't have the indentation, but a body shop can do the job. Did some reading and some have used a metal plug with a stud that goes through the bumper and is slightly lower than the cover, then fill etc. but don't feel the plug would be permanently stable and unmoveable so surface could crack. Personally, I'm a fiberglass guy, cut indentation out, use fiberglass e.g. chopped strand mat on the back, then fill. I've even formed stiff steel wire to be used in the fiberglass for extra strength.
 

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Don't know of any bumper that is available that doesn't have the indentation, but a body shop can do the job. Did some reading and some have used a metal plug with a stud that goes through the bumper and is slightly lower than the cover, then fill etc. but don't feel the plug would be permanently stable and unmoveable so surface could crack. Personally, I'm a fiberglass guy, cut indentation out, use fiberglass e.g. chopped strand mat on the back, then fill. I've even formed stiff steel wire to be used in the fiberglass for extra strength.
Nice idea. Do you think filling it whit bondo will work>
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Welcome to the Optima Forums @jhonny247

This is a member of the forums photo, where they had the hole filled in at a body shop. (As stated above)

This is not something you can purchase already done like this from Kia.

-David
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Welcome to the Optima Forums @jhonny247

This is a member of the forums photo, where they had the hole filled in at a body shop. (As stated above)

This is not something you can purchase already done like this from Kia.

-David
K5 Optima Store
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction (y)
 
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