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Thread: Work Log: Audi A4 1997 A/C relocation

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    Sorry for not updating sooner. I have progressed a fair bit I think. That layer has finished, I cut off the excess and test fitted. It fit fine, no problems due to the fiber glass on the exterior of the mold. I fiberglassed the front of the thing, which came out badley, It wasent straight. At all.



    So I decided to redo that, after sanding down, leaving it on a plastic box to get a perfectly strait edge.




    This came out well, and I am happy with it.
    So I did another layer on the sides. Which again, came out alright.
    Second layer on side + second layer on the front:


    Test fit after a little sanding and cutting:


    Theres about 4mm clearance each side of where the A/C controls will be:


    Cutting it out:


    Plenty of sanding and filing later, I managed to get the A/C controls to fit in.



    I know its not perfect, but as its my first go with anything like this, I dont think its too bad.. Even if its not 100% what I wanted..

    Now I ask for some advice:
    What paint/sprimer should I use?
    Should I get some body filler to fill in any imperfections? If so, What sort!?

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    Nice work i man i think it turned out really well considering it was your first time and all.

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    For being your first time, even though it may not have been exactly what you wanted i think it looks great!

    Just out of curiosity what type of resin were you using, was it epoxy resin im just surprised it didnt eat away at the foam.


    As for filling in any of the imperfections, i would think what ever automotive body filler that you have in your region would do just fine, if you are planning on matching the color and factory texture next to your local autobody paint supplies shop employee, nexson is probably the best guy to ask for that.

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    First time or not it turned out good.
    2004 Chevy 2500HD Diesel
    12" Touch Screen
    ASUS P4GV-LA
    and some other odds and ends

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    So, I did quite a bit today.
    I borrowed my friends dremal thing and made the A/C Control panel fit inside, as it should (Y). Its now FLUSH
    I painted the fiberglass (After sanding), although I never filled in the holes, which you can now see (Oh well).
    I cut holes for the connections in the back.

    Flushness


    Painted:


    Test Fit:


    Cut Holes for wires:


    Flush Again:


    After a bit of a wipe down:



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    When I took everything apart (from the car) I noticed that the area around the holes where the bolts go was all cracked. Ive Decided to fiberglass it to add a little more strentgh for my 8" lilliput.

    Damage on the left side:


    Damage on the right side:


    After roughening up the plastic with a bit of sandpaper, Ive laid down my first layer of fiberglass.

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