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    2009 honda accord mold for 8" TS recommendations?

    hey folks, i was wondering if anyone could give me any advice or recommendations on what i should do next.

    please know i have absolutely no fabrication skills whatsoever and have come this far from reading all the information in this forum.

    I have 2009 honda accord sedan with no nav and decided on where i want to put the 8" TS but making it fit well..that was different story.

    My issue now is what do i do about the two sides on the bottom. or should i just bondo the whole bezel and cut out the buttons.

    Thanks in advance.

    hahahaha, or scrap the whole project all together
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    Hey There,

    I pretty much do this for a permanent side job. If you can let me know about the details of what you started with and what you used, maybe we can get this fixed for you.

    First off what did you mold the screen's bezel into? Did you mold it into like a Honda or metra kit?

    2nd off, what did you use to bond the two pieces together? What steps did you take.

    From the looks of it, it is built up heavy on either side. I would not give up on this as it is a great location for the PC, since it is tucked down below nicely.

    If you can't work it out, I will be more then happy to discuss how I can do it for you.
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    Sweet thanks for the help..

    Hey There,

    First off what did you mold the screen's bezel into? Did you mold it into like a Honda or metra kit?
    [HL]i actually measured the space i had a made a plexiglass mold. what i did was put the bezel inside the mold and poured bondo into it. [/HL]

    2nd off, what did you use to bond the two pieces together? What steps did you take.
    [HL]two pieces?? you mean my TS bezel and the bezel i made? i haven't gotten that far yet. [/HL]

    From the looks of it, it is built up heavy on either side. I would not give up on this as it is a great location for the PC, since it is tucked down below nicely.

    actually after taking the picture and looking at it again, i noticed that the left side was larger than the right side, so back to my mold again and with some measuring i've not another mold now that fits perfect..

    i've added some pics
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    Sorry it took me long to respond.

    I have to be honest with you. The project may not last too long. The way the bondo was used was not the way it was meant to be used. Bondo can be misunderstood for newcomers. Bondo body filler should be used only to get get a smooth surface for paint. It is not indeed a "bonder". Eventually your panel will crack because it holds the bezel to the shape of your console and the bondo probably exceeds about more then a half inch past the bezel.

    Furthermore, if the plastic bezel was never sanded down to about 80 grit, then most likely the bondo will peel right off the plastic bezel in time.

    Also the bondo needs to be really sanded to even be saved. The filler should stay clear away from the inner edges of the bezel because then it makes sanding diffcult because you want to retain the clean edges of the bezel.

    I do however like the way you made a plexiglass frame, however 4 simple small .25'' square dowels would have been great to create a "frame".

    I hope this helps. I am trying to help but in my best opinion it is far off from where it needs to be and I am not much aware of what you are capable of, so my advice is limited.

    Thanks
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    ahhh i see now..well am at work right now, but when i get home i'll post a pic with the TS in the area, the tip and bottom fit fine just probably about 3/4 in space on each side at the top. Since I don't have a frame to put the bezel to, do you have a suggest,

    short of taking out all four panels on my car...

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    You can simple build the frame out of the wood dowel sticks. Use super glue to hold them in place and then start to fiberglass the beazel into place.

    If your interested in doing this, we can get in depth. The only thing we have to worry about is a way to secure it
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    sounds good to mean. i have no issue with trying something different. so tonight when i get off work i'll go buy wood dowels and fiber glass

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    btw, thanks for your advice and patience, i've seen your work, totally amazing!

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    Thanks there!

    Make sure they are square dowels. Lowes and Home depot have them by the chair-rails and other various wood kick panels
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    home depot here i come in ..hmmm..30 minutes

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