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    RSX dash fabrication in progress *help*

    Hi, the pictures below is what I have done so far. There are many divots and imperfections on the surface, what can I do to fill those up? So far I've bondo'ed the surface, sanded it with 80grit and then with 320grit. Next im going to sand with 400 but want to know if theres something I should do to fill those imperfections. TIA.






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    You can use spot puddy to do the filling. I would think if you needed to cover the hole thing fiberglass would be a much better choice, just my 2 cents.

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    i think you should have stayed with the 80 grit longer. The 80 grit is whats going to get rid of all those majorish imperfections. They should all be gone before you go with a finer grit
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eubey View Post
    i think you should have stayed with the 80 grit longer. The 80 grit is whats going to get rid of all those majorish imperfections. They should all be gone before you go with a finer grit

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    also, you should look into spot and glazing putty to get rid of very minor spots after completely sanding with 80 grit.
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    This is what i did with my RSX Bezel and turned out great. Still need last layers of trim paint.

    I actually used epoxy to glue the lilliput to the bezel.

    - Sand with 80gt until everything is smooth.
    - I then switch to finer grit until i was happy with the look (180, 220, 320)
    - I then applied a thin coat of adhesive promoter before applying the primer so everything would stick better.
    - I then put some high buld filler primer on to see my imperfections (think i used 3 coats of primer)
    - Then i used glazing and spot putty to fill what i missed
    - Once primer and putty were on i sanded with 320, then switched to 400.

    Then texture, wet sand until you get the texture you like.
    Then apply several coats of trim black.

    Thats what i did and am very happy with it. Just take your time and dont rush otherwise you will regrete it.

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    Thanks for the responses guys, I did end up sanding more with the 80grit alot more until I worked most of those bumps and imperfections out. After sanding with some 320/400 the surface got really smooth but theres still some holes that im hoping I can fill with the primer and spot putty. Ill get those tonight and update with results. Heres what I have right now:


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    Hey, Ive gotten a little further and the surface is kinda patchy instead of smooth. What am I supposed to do at this point? I primered/spot putty a couple of times and sanded. When I go over the surface where the patches are with my fingers, the surface feels smooth but doesnt look smooth. Should I sand more? What grit at this point?




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    I'm not expert but i would sat more with the 80 still. The primer is showin some pretty big imperfections.
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    If it truly is smooth, and there are no imperfections except in the paint, then it looks like you need a few more layers of primer, then paint.
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    I'd say that if i were you, i'd take a sanding block , starting with 80 grit and spend no more than 5 minutes to get the "need to be flat" surfaces, really flat. This will help you avoid having those "bumps" on your finish. Then i'd move to something like 150 grit using the sanding block and 5-8 minutes this time(this will help you start getting a smoother finish andalso start getting rid of small bumps). Then, at that point, spray some primer to reveal any smaller bumps, pinholes, imperfactions etc. Now, at that point, you propably need some very light body filler(i personally get the from a local body shop-no known brand on them-a local shop makes them!In my case, hardener is already mixed). Use the filler very carefully, and tried to be precise on the problematic areas. Then, repeat with sanding block and 150 grit again. Don't spend too much time, and focus alittle more, on the areas that you noticed the bumps/imperfections. Repeat the process as many times as needed.
    When you feel alright, slightly sand with 250 grit, using just your hand. Primer, sand with 300, primer, sand with 400 and then paint.

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