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    Very nice work!!
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    Ah, fleece! That's a great idea..

    Do you have any experience with the Dynotron plastic bumper repair kit? Is Duraglass better or easier to use?

    Also, do you have any recommendations on how to make straight lines in cramped areas? (see below: lines around my LCD are not straight and the rectangular hole for the DVD-ROM drive looks like a 5 year old cut it out of cheese...) I say cramped because I use a random orbit sander to get the front surface down flat, but it is too large and imprecise to do the inner edges - I tried..



    I also wanted to bevel the area around the LCD - right now it's a 90 degree angle at the edge, but I'd like a larger rectangle to slope into the edge. Do you have any tips on what might make that easy & precise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krnpimpsta View Post
    Ah, fleece! That's a great idea..

    Do you have any experience with the Dynotron plastic bumper repair kit? Is Duraglass better or easier to use?

    Also, do you have any recommendations on how to make straight lines in cramped areas? (see below: lines around my LCD are not straight and the rectangular hole for the DVD-ROM drive looks like a 5 year old cut it out of cheese...) I say cramped because I use a random orbit sander to get the front surface down flat, but it is too large and imprecise to do the inner edges - I tried..



    I also wanted to bevel the area around the LCD - right now it's a 90 degree angle at the edge, but I'd like a larger rectangle to slope into the edge. Do you have any tips on what might make that easy & precise?
    Your work looks pretty good. What I use for all my bonding of pieces is Actually called CA Glue, basically it is like Super Glue on steriods, it actually smokes and crackles when the activator is sprayed on it to harden it. Duraglass is easy to use but only avaiable online or at a body shop supply stores. It will mainly help you get a smooth surface, but your area looks pretty small so I would just use the body filler.

    As for getting straight edges, it is quite simple. Go and get your self some popsicle sticks. They are small and flat and will give you a nice straight edge to work with. What you want to do is cut back the edges of the screen to the size of the popsicle stick. From here, create a perfect square for your LCD using the sticks. Bond those sticks into the bezel, sand it down and then fill it. I would strongly suggest picking up a dremel at wal-mart for like $35. it is a great tool and I have been through about 10 of them myself (they burn out) but nonetheless it is a great tool when it is working. the dremel will allow you to tweak small areas, whereas your orbital sander is rather large and can only work with big surfaces.

    As for the areas where you mentioned where you had a 90 angle. I would suggest just taking some 80 grit sand paper and wrap it around a small piece of wood to handle in your fingers, from here just hold the "sanding block" at the 90 angle until you have reach the slope you like!

    hope this helps!

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    That's a great idea - popsicle sticks. I'll do that. I do have a dremel actually and it was what I used to make my crude rectangular opening for the DVD-ROM drive. The Dynotron had a consistency of thick tar and was basically impossible to shape, so I had to rely on dremelling/sanding after it set, to do the shaping. Hopefully I can start out with a much cleaner shape with popsicle sticks & the light filler you mentioned in an earlier post.

    Since I'll be doing my second version on a new dash piece, I'll be starting from scratch. So I'm going to try using the stick idea for the bevelled areas too (I filled with alot of dynotron to get the 90 degree angle, after realizing that I couldn't make a decent beveled edge).

    Thanks for all your help!

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    Yea no problem, please keep me updated so I can help you out with your progress.

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    Love your work

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    thanks yall!

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    man thats fricken awesome work!!!

    if only i was able to do that... all my interior is in maple.... and no one sells stuff for my car -__-


    thats what it looks like except for that long strip of maple runnign along the right half of the dash. and i have no mini bar type thingy hehehe but the center is EXACTLY the same... and boy is it scary to work with. If i put a scratch on it i cant get another -__-....
    so i got woofnstuff to get me a motorised single din touch screen. man... that was a ***** to install because the bracket inside wasn't even standard. when you go to eject the screen teh dash trim gets in the way so had to leave out too screws hahaha

    can you make soemthing like this bro?
    once again nice work bro!! Keep up the good work

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    This is great work champ!

    How long would something like this take to construct?
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    This is my work, for my 1999 V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee:







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