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    Well, I had it where I liked it, but during the final sanding, I went just through the paint in 2 places, decided to sand some more on the left side and paint once again. Here is a picture of how the Imon looks in place, and then a drawing that shows how to create an eject button with a curved face. In the first picture, you can see the location of the eject button.
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    Ok, here it is installed. I'll post some other views, but here is side by side comparison. Keep in mind I have never fabricated anything like this.

    Only thing I might change is it came out a bit more glossy than I was looking for, so might sand lightly to dull it down (400).

    You might also notice the touchscreen looks different. Replaced it last week and it aligned really well. No white edges.
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    Here is full size.
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    That almost looks like it is stock! Nice job. Maybe try a different paint to get less shininess?
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    Yeah, it is a satin finish that I thought was going to match the stock better. But it's close. I could also still clean up some imperfections and mold that CD slot better, but think I'll wait till I get the next version of Ultrabay (this one should pop out of the form pretty easily).

    Here's a closer pic showing some scratches I still need to get rid of. On the plus side, it fits like a glove!
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    Dammit Gumby!! I went to clean some of the scratches from the LCD and wound up breaking it. So........I ordered a new one (found 2 in Canada for $72 +ship). We'll see how well the old one pops out and the new one goes in. Expecting it to look really nice.

    Anyone want a broken Imon cheap? lol
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    OK, change nine! Found the power plug wasn't seated right, then found a dark tinted window over the LCD (why it was dim). There are still 2 in Canada if anyone is looking. Good price too.

    Soooooooo, went back to square 1 and decided to put labels on for the functions I have programmed. It turned out really good, I think. It has been such a pain I'll never do it again, but it's done and I'm happy with it. The labels made a really big difference in the overall look. I am going to try and get a better picture during the day. The flash picks up every fingerprint and smudge. And I still haven't made that darned USB plug. That'll be next.

    Oh yeah, I went and got a "mouse" (b&d sander) so no rounded edges! woohoo! MUCH better fit now.
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    nice imon brother -_-

    i was wondering what you did on yours so i looked up your threads heh.

    i didn't know the radio bracket was the exact size of the imon. interesting.

    FYI: i'd get some kind of plastic cap for that USB port... maybe one from some fancy USB cable or something. Unless you always have a flash drive in it, it would look a lot better if it's covered up.

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    How did you produce the labels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikey-Z View Post
    nice imon brother -_-

    i was wondering what you did on yours so i looked up your threads heh.

    i didn't know the radio bracket was the exact size of the imon. interesting.

    FYI: i'd get some kind of plastic cap for that USB port... maybe one from some fancy USB cable or something. Unless you always have a flash drive in it, it would look a lot better if it's covered up.
    It's all changed since then and about to be changed more. I used a chrome USB port that mounts flush and looks REALLY nice. The last time I modified the radio housing (installed hub, bluetooth, xm usb thingy, and rewired the DVD player) and remounted the iMon, I didn't get it in the right place and the faceplate broke loose. Now that the computer is complete, the next phase will be to go back and clean up some of the fabrication.

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    How did you produce the labels?
    Took a picture of an imon, then edited the labels to how I wanted them (renamed and colored black with white font), adjusted the scale to match a REAL iMon, then printed out on label sticky material, using an exacto, cut them out, apply, and then cover with about 5 layers of clear coat and sand level (finishing with 1000 grit).
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