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    fabrication tips needed

    I am about 90% done with my carpc install, the last fabrication work i am doing is putting a slot loaded dvd player into my center console where the ash tray was, i have it put in but i need some tips on filling in the space.
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    Generally when adding/modifying a trim panel you want to use an automotive filler product such as bondo glass. It is strong, durable, sandable and paintable. You can also wrap it with vinyl. It looks like you used a two part epoxy to attach the dvd to you console which could be a problem because epoxy is usually not sandable or easily removable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sn0board26 View Post
    Generally when adding/modifying a trim panel you want to use an automotive filler product such as bondo glass. It is strong, durable, sandable and paintable. You can also wrap it with vinyl. It looks like you used a two part epoxy to attach the dvd to you console which could be a problem because epoxy is usually not sandable or easily removable.

    Its actually an epoxy putty and its actually very sandable, its the same thing i used to make my touchscreen bezel.

    I have a can of dyno-de-lite which is an automotive filler that has a flex agent in it for flexibility.
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    As long as it is a sandable product then you are good to go. what gap are you trying to eliminate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sn0board26 View Post
    As long as it is a sandable product then you are good to go. what gap are you trying to eliminate?
    The one in the 2nd pic above the dvd player and below where the shifter goes, there is a gap about 1" but i am using the dyna de lite on it so i will post up my progress later.

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    I see it now. I know you are already working on it, but this may help. You can use a stretchy fabric such as a piece of a t-shirt in combination with any kind on fiberglass resin. Use a drill to puncture several holes along the top edge of the gap. Use hot glue or super glue to adhere the t-**** to the console making sure that you are creating a clean and even edge. Once the glue dries, strech the piece of fabric down to the faceplate of the dvd player and glue once again making sure you have an even edge. you will notice that the fabric forms a smooth transition between the gap. Mix some fiberglass resin and apply to fabric. let cure, apply filler, sand, paint, etc.

    Probably too late for this piece but i hope it can be helpful in the future. If you want i can try to post some examples.

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