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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-06-2017, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Bath & Body Works vent scent mount caused melting? Pics inside

Not really sure how this happened, but I have a B&BW scent mount that fell down this evening, and when I saw the slide that positions the vent up/down/sideways I noticed the rubber had melted away.

Weirdest part: I don't use the forward vents often, and I have not used them recently at all. You can see in the photos where the product sat, and the melted spots are "fresh" as I was able to prod it a bit to confirm it wasn't just stuff from the scent and it had actually melted.

I'm not really sure who to take this to...I feel like it's a B&BW issue, but I didn't think the rubber in Jeep's car would melt since it's supposed to take hot air coming out...unless it's defective somehow?

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EDIT: Sorry the pics aren't vertical after upload. Doesn't seem like i have the option to rotate here.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-06-2017, 12:47 AM
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a quick google showed this?
https://consumerist.com/2016/10/24/l...-a-leaky-mess/

I am 100% sure it was not heat related.

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a quick google showed this?
https://consumerist.com/2016/10/24/l...-a-leaky-mess/

I am 100% sure it was not heat related.
Wow. Very comforting to know the contents of the scentportable can damage my vehicle like that. I'll be telling my gf to take hers out in the morning.

Thanks for the find. I've already sent a message off to B&BW and will be following up on Tuesday if they don't tomorrow.
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That looks like what's left of the mount, not the vent itself.
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The vents are plastic, not rubber. Looking at the bottom picture, it looks like the mount of the fragrance is all that melted. With a thin blade screwdriver, it appears as though you can just pry it off, unless it is fused to the louver in the center.
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That definitely looks like the mount is what melted.

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Looks like the mount indeed. A screwdriver might work, but I would go with a softer tool made of plastic, like a guitar pick or thin plastic card. First, I would soften the mount up a bit with a hairdryer (not a heat gun...). If it comes off and there is little bit of scuffing or residue on the vent blade, just sand it down gently and then cover up with a permanent marker.
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