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    How to fill these button holes?

    I've already found a way to make an 01-04 Mustang bezel fit in a 94-98 Mustang(click here). I've decided not to use the buttons at the bottom. Now I just need to know the best way to fill in the holes...

    Here is the bezel:






    Any ideas?

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    uhh fiberglass or something to that effect

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightHawkFG View Post
    uhh fiberglass or something to that effect
    Do I need to block off the openings on the back before filling the holes with fiberglass?

    Would primer cover the fiberglass and blend everything in before I paint it? Or would I need to cover the fiberglass with Bondo, then paint?

    I'm really looking for a step by step kind of answer, and I'm hoping I won't have to do any fiberglassing...

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    You can avoid fibreglassing by using an epoxy. Most are nowhere near as odiferous as polyester resin, and they will chemically and mechanically bond to your plastic piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spawn12336 View Post
    You can avoid fibreglassing by using an epoxy. Most are nowhere near as odiferous as polyester resin, and they will chemically and mechanically bond to your plastic piece.
    So after I fill the holes with epoxy...I should sand it down, primer it, then paint? or am I forgetting something?

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    Actually I bet you they make factory blanks for those holes, you might want to get the dealership/internet/junk yard... Save you some sanding and painting time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by judoGTI View Post
    Actually I bet you they make factory blanks for those holes, you might want to get the dealership/internet/junk yard... Save you some sanding and painting time...

    thats what i was thinking.. but even if u couldnt find it i'd just hot glue wood to the back of the bezel to close then holes then fill with epoxy. I would PROBABLY go with a few top layers of bondo to get a smooth and even curvature... bondo is easier to sand than epoxy.
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    I would first use a course bit of sandpaper to scratch the inside of the holes which would allow epoxy resin to bond too.. cover the back of the hold in masking tape, then say half fill the hole with resin, let it set and then remove the masking tape or cut off the excess then just use normal filler on top to fill the rest of the hole up.. bit of a sand and spray and jobs done :-)

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    Kind of off the subject, but why not getso button to fill the button holes. I'm sure you can use them for something

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiODi View Post
    Kind of off the subject, but why not getso button to fill the button holes. I'm sure you can use them for something
    I was actually thinking about doing that, but I have no idea how to do the wiring.

    Would wiring up new switches be easier than filling the holes in?




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