Been there, done that, hard lesson to learn. I feel if you can't make the mistake disappear then make it obvious! Get a band aid decal and after you fix the hole.... stick the decal over it. Or one of those bullet hole decals, or a four-leaf clover decal or one of your favorite sports team. If nothing else you'd have a conversion starter.
My 2-1/2 cents and you don't get any change back!
Ten Forward - 2014 Escape 5.0 TA
Double Yolk - 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe