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    Calling all experts...

    Chevy Suburban 2009... I added an LCD screen to the front passenger panel. 5.8 inch in size. It barely fits. The woodgrain plastic is slightly curved from top to bottom so it leaves a gap on both sides of my screen. I want this installation to look as close to factory as possible. Any ideas would be appreciated on how I can clean this install up and not make it look like a hole

    Thank in advance for anyones feedback.

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    I would look into some bondo products or even Dynatron 660, really easy to work with. Seems like you don't need much.

    Maybe Nexson will join and you'll get a better and complete answer

    Good luck bro!
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    i am by no means an expert, but heres my opinion:

    i would use some bondo to fill the gap on the back, but i would also round over and /or cut on a 45deg. angle, the edges of the dash piece around the screen, so that it doesn't have such a fresh/jagged/hacked in look to it, and has a much smoother transition between screen and dash, but that would need a new water transfer afterwards, so it depends on how far you want to take it...

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    It would be easier to make suggestions if we knew how the rest of the dash looks, and thus what OEM appearance you're trying to match. Specifically, how are transitions like this made in other areas of the dash? How does the edge of the instrument cluster look? How is the head unit integrated?
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    Ok thanks! Here is a pic of the panel and stock head unit... The LCD I am installing is on the right top woodgrain piece. You can see from my pics what piece I'm working with.
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    My first bezel..

    Well it was a small bezel but a lot of work. I used Turbocads tutorial and other information on this board. Thanks everyone for all the contributions.
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    Smile

    Top job, well fixed.

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    wow that is sweet!, still dont get how you did it lol
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    i can see you at car shows already: "i swear, it just came from the dealer like that..."

    nice work!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nexson View Post
    wow that is sweet!, still dont get how you did it lol
    Yeah it wasn't the most gracefull solution. I took a metal ruler and cut it in half and used it as the frame and straight edge that would meet the lcd. I mounted the bezel from behind, so when I moulded the Dynatron with tin foil I had to first put the tin foil through the hole from the top and then weave it through the custom metal frame. I have some more pics I will post that might better explain it. Either way, I stuck to what Turbocad mentioned in his post... Don't move to the next step until you finish the one your on and it can't be any better. I kept adding and sanding, adding and sanding. Anyway, it was a fun project. Im installing into the truck this weekend. I will post the pictures of the install.

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