Finally getting around to getting this fixed. Talked to the guys that will do the repair today. They want to hide the repair under some dark paint because the blister is in the inset for the fog lights which makes it hard to work around. So what they want to do is extend the dark stripe that starts at the front wheel around the front bumper covering the tear-drop shape of the inset.
I made a crappy drawing of what they want to do: (They will do both sides, my drawing only illustrates the one side.)
I'll have a unique Axis on the road with its (albeit minor) custom paint job! LOL
Not sure if they will do this now before I cover it for the winter or in the spring after I've uncovered it--waiting on a phone call to find that out. Update: Looks like they will be working on it within the week.
In any case I'll post pics once its done.