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    1500psi is what i remeber reading.. io learned of that stuff when i cracked my lower radiator trying to jack front up.. it welded/glued a 2" long gouge and its been holding for 2yrs.. I swear by it! Bonds all plastic and can be sanded and smoothed.. stinks bad and takes a while to cure but once it sets then its 1 peice forever..
    Did it.. Done it... now I got to keep the neighbors kids away!!

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    OK...I finally got started on my bezel. Used plastic weld to join the pieces together. Here are some pics...Had to install it at an angle because the screen was too tall, but it works out as far a glare because of the lip(and the fact my windows are tinted help)..........
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    Then I used bondo glass(the long hair kind). Then gave it two coats of primer after some serious sanding to to help to see where the defects were that needed filling. Notice how I fabricated the PC power button(taped covered at this point), the power led indicator lights(also tape covered), and a place for storing the touchscreen stylus(using a plastic ink pen) Sorry bout the quality of the pics(using my cell phone to take these pics)!!!....
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    Then gave it a few coats of universal flat black paint to expose any further before final priming and paint. I am almost done with this thing finally!!! So far so good(not having any fabrication problems). The monitor is not pushed into its final position(not until the bezel is done, cause I don't want to wear down the plastic clips on the inside of the screen frame that hold the monitor securely into place). It is just laying on top of the screen frame in the pic ......
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    keep sanding keep sanding keep sanding, then use regular bondo, then spot putty
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    bondo is bad idea my friend, a year later you will see cracks from vibration unless you got a smooth ride..lol, looking good can you get a video of it though I still not sure angle your quite got going on.
    Did it.. Done it... now I got to keep the neighbors kids away!!

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    If used in correctly, do you use it incorrectly?
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    bondo's made for smoothing out not for gaps nor as a substance filler. I worked in the refinish industry for 4yrs. We used Duraglass for anything bigger than 1/2" gap or dent, then topped with Bondo Gold and then spot putty if needed. You can reduce the chance of cracks if you apply it in thin layers wait for it to tack then apply another but its not crack proof I had cracks on edges and I used plastic under it. Ended up removing all bondo and filled in with liquid weld and sanded and filled sanded and filled to desired contour and bingo now all 1 perfect plastic peice thats not gonna crack nor split in heat, cold or bumps. Just a heads up.. As I had carpc in now for almost 3 yrs..benzel was done again by first end of 1. also bondo dont stick to plastic to well no matter how you prepare it. That's why they give you mixing container as plastic..a simple twist or drop it when its dry watch all that bondo chunck out. Just my 2 cents as i went 1 route myself and now see why bondo repairs are not a good direction to point somone for repairs bigger than a small rock ding or a deep scratch. read the bondo it wil tell you how horrible it is for these projects..lol
    Did it.. Done it... now I got to keep the neighbors kids away!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by locs4dayz View Post
    OK...I finally got started on my bezel. Used plastic weld to join the pieces together. Here are some pics...Had to install it at an angle because the screen was too tall, but it works out as far a glare because of the lip(and the fact my windows are tinted help)..........
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    Almost got my bezel finished and ready for the final paint job. Gonna use flat black engine paint(looks very OEM and can withstand heat extremes). Working on the fine touches around the edges of the head unit and climate controls(trying to get it close to perfect as possible). I am extremely pleased at the results so far. Got it hooked up to my DVD player(it has 2 aux inputs...one for the DVD and one for a back up camera, as well as VGA for the PC). The picture is clear as a sunny, cloudless day. Still need to purchase a VGA extension cable and a USB extension cable(both need to be about 8' long, since my PC is in the trunk). Will post pics of final install(for those who have Chryslers/Dodges with similar dash setups looking for a way to install a screen and keep the factory radio). The 2 coat of preliminary paint before final sanding actually made it easier for the filler primer to do its job(it fills in pin holes and the porous holes in the bondo...most of which cannot be seen by the naked eye easily), so the primer isn't absorbed by the bondo(just my hypothesis...worked for me). Got to let the paint cure for a few days before sanding though.


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