I bought a couple used beat up 18" WSM's and its just easier to order vents from Weber, drill out the rivets and bolt the new ones on. At least that way you can R&R them when they do get bent out of shape. FWIW, I built road cases for my 22"&18" WSM's for transporting in the trailer.
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