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Thread: factory finish iphone mount fabbed into dash - 97 4runner

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    Just my opinion, but I really think that mount needs to be straightened out. If it were obviously orientated towards the driver then it would be fine. But it's not like that, it's just plain lopsided.

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    well the actual dock is very slightly lopsided, but the left edge has a larger angle to the left, which happened as I purposely angled the left edge lower so that the mute and volume buttons on the left could be accessed, but I ended up angling the left edge to far left as well.

    I have filled the edges and straightened them out, I'm very happy with bottom edges and right, but left is still off since there's just too much of a gap to fill with filler. I could use more putty I guess, but not sure if it's worth it.

    Here is the iphone saran wrapped as the filler dries and then after I shaped the edges with 80 grit and then sanded with 220.

    I will soon sand with 320 and feather in from filler to plastic the best I can and then Prime.


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    nice work!

    though the bad part of it is that it is giving me some of my own ideas, and i have enough projects to last me for a while...

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    I think this looks fantastic! I think that you are one of the few now that has taken their time and has settled their anxiousness. Projects turn out so much better when you sucessfully complete each step, and then move on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexson View Post
    I think this looks fantastic! I think that you are one of the few now that has taken their time and has settled their anxiousness. Projects turn out so much better when you sucessfully complete each step, and then move on.
    Thank you sir, your continued guidance has been invaluable and much appriciated!

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    Question it's cold and I"m blue, and need HELP!

    arrrg!!! I just sprayed the first coat of primer and it looks like crap...

    it's freezing 24 degrees here in toronto, so I put on my little heater and warmed up my garage for 1 hr and then sprayed a coat of primer. it was cold and I got some orange peel action!

    It was also dark, so I didn't see all the dust, arrg.

    so I will sand down the dust imperfections with 180 and 220 and also fix some other imperfections that are better visible now that it's primed with spot putty and then sand that with 180 and 220...

    2 questions I need help with!!!

    1. Notice on the first picture the edges form putty to plastic the line is visible and not feathered in as good as I thought before primer. should I sand it down with 320 better feathering before any more primer, or will a few more coats of primer make it not noticeable?

    2. shall I Paint outside where it's cold and then bring right inside ASAP to dry (I assume it will orange peel and I should be able to wet sand that off with 600 before base coat, no?)
    OR shall I be careful about dust and continue in the garage even though it's still probably 30 degrees or colder in there?

    thanks guys!


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    Ok, panic is gone

    I sanded the entire bezel with 320 and primed again (brought it right in the house as soon as I painted).

    looks much better and now I"m ready to spot putty the defects, sand with 180 and 220 and prime again and again until the finish is PEFECTO (blinkin heck I might as well since I've gone this far )


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    Quote Originally Posted by djvillar View Post
    Hey djvillar, Any More progress? looks good so far, what's it look like siting in cup holder, any pics?

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    i just got your PM, i was going to mention that the primer will show you what needs further feathering. you can even drop down to 220 for sanding, i would assume you would clog up your paper quite quickly with 320. I think you got the hang of things now. Putty fill, sand with 220, prime, look for more defects, when you can, wetsand with 400 and paint.
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    nice work racorbit
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