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    That's pretty close to what I need to do. What did you use to build the back of it - is that aluminum foil? Then, did you just put resin and filler over that?
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    I like the work, it looks great. I am looking to do the same in my car but in the dash. My question is how hard is it to remove the screen? Can you just pop it out like a removable faceplate on the head unit or more complicated?

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    very nicely done
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatejd View Post
    That's pretty close to what I need to do. What did you use to build the back of it - is that aluminum foil? Then, did you just put resin and filler over that?
    yup, you use the foil to get the basic shape, poor some epoxy on it to give it some strength, then bodyfiller and sanding to smooth it all out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brandtj View Post
    I like the work, it looks great. I am looking to do the same in my car but in the dash. My question is how hard is it to remove the screen? Can you just pop it out like a removable faceplate on the head unit or more complicated?
    it pretty easy to pop out, one just needs to lift up the actual piece and push the screen out from the back. i am in the process of making it motorized so that all you have to do is push a button... the screen moves forward for removal, push the button again... the screen moves back into the casing. hope that made sense?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeyd08 View Post
    very nicely done
    thanks dude

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    ok iv gotten round to the "motorized" remove option... now at the moment it does look a bit ghetto... but all will be covered up and made to look pretty i wanted to keep costs down as much as possible when making this so i used... wait for it... a compu cd drive for the "forward" "back" motion i need got it off my old compu so it didnt cost me a cent plus the drive is pretty strong and doesnt need any fancy controlers.... BONUS anywho, i know its not the best job in the world... but here is how far i am after one day... ill finish it off when i get some more time... (pics will be uploaded in a sec...)

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    It looks good rudels but please tell me you added strand to that resin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiGGy View Post
    It looks good rudels but please tell me you added strand to that resin.
    what you mean "strand"? like strength? if you talking about that then yup i added plently of "suppport" strength and thickened it in one or two places...

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    Im talking about the fiberglass matting or cloth, without this with the resin its very weak and brittle. It looks by the pics that you just coated the foil with resin by itself, then filler/bondo for the rest. With that layer of foil.. whats actually holding the filler/resin to the plastic dash piece? Not disin your work here, just concerned on how you did it, and how long it will last. But it looks the shiz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BiGGy View Post
    Im talking about the fiberglass matting or cloth, without this with the resin its very weak and brittle. It looks by the pics that you just coated the foil with resin by itself, then filler/bondo for the rest. With that layer of foil.. whats actually holding the filler/resin to the plastic dash piece? Not disin your work here, just concerned on how you did it, and how long it will last. But it looks the shiz.
    O...RIGHT i see what you mean now... think i got confused cause its NOT resin that im using... im using a two part epoxy.... its pretty much liquid plastic and when it hardens its stronger than normal plastic plus it chemically bonds itself to any plastic when it hardens so it literally becomes part of the structure. epoxy VERY strong and nice to use for smaller structure instead of fiber glass... plus it has all the chemical properties of plastic(expands and contracts in the heat and cold the same rate as plastic does)

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