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    my bezel is melting :(

    i come out to my car the other day to see this:




    im going to sand it down and maybe do another layer of bondo and then paint it. my question is what should i prime it with so that the paint that goes on the bondo and the paint that goes on the plastic looks the same color. and what would i cover it in when im done so this wont happen in the future?

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    wow what did you use, elmers glue? I've never seen bondo or any product suitable for making a bezel melt before.

    Anyway...just redo it with a filler that won't melt, shape it up, prime it, and paint it. I'm not quite sure I understand your question...are you asking which primer you should use to make the painted bondo match the existing plastic? I don't think it matters that much, unless you paint really lightly the primer won't show through at all, just pick a paint that matches the color of the plastic.

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    Ha ha ha.. I am SO SORRY, but that looks funny as hell! It looks like you used raspberry jam as a filler.. MMM.. Jam..

    Anyways, if it's the filler that is melting, I wouldn't just sand it down and repaint, I'd personally redo it.. It's bound to happen again. Can you tell us what you used?? Something we all can avoid and benefit from... Thanks!

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    It's not melting. Filler material is suck. It doesn't stick well to the dask trim and separated/cracked.
    It happen to me too and I have to redo it with better filler and a little more knowledge about the products I learn over the years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by briderx View Post
    Ha ha ha.. I am SO SORRY, but that looks funny as hell! It looks like you used raspberry jam as a filler.. MMM.. Jam..

    o man.. that made me laugh out loud... haha..

    mine didnt melt but it cracked..

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    I would suggest you read the very first sticky in the fabrication section concerning product choices for bonding to plastic dash parts. In addition to the Dynatron product referenced in the post, you might try a product by Dominion SureSeal - they make a variety of plastic bonding products that range from very flexible to rigid. I have had very good luck with the Rigid flex bonding agent & filler - XRFNTR material. Has a long work time (around a half hour), but slow to dry (12-16 hours). Once dry, it can be sanded, filed, etc. It's what's holding my Xenarc housing to an OEM dash pod made for a nav system. Takes the FLorida sun/heat (black car BTW) with no problems so far.

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    oh boy that sucks!

    I say as the others did, don't just sand and repaint, redo.

    THe filler material you used is obviously no good, and it will happen again.

    Did you sand the sides of the plastic a bit to "rough it up" so that the bondo stuck well?
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    i didnt use filler of any kind. thats all light bondo and fiber glass bondo and my bezel! i have no idea how it happened i just thought the bondo melted.

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    Maybe there was a substance on the bezel like oil or gloss or something? Did you use the right hardener? Enough hardener?
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