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    Eventually you will have to remove almost or all the foamy stuff right?
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    Yes, I eventually removed almost all of it. You can scrape it out wiht an X-Acto pretty easily. If you have to build up a large part, though, you could get away with scraping only 1/4" to 1/2" of foam off and then putting down a couple layers of fiberglass before you start to build it up with the bondo. You could scrape or dissolve the foam out later and still have a nice part.
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    sometihing that i have done that may also be of a aid , is that i got a dash from a junk yard. reassmbled at my house. the fittig is much cleaner when you are not leaning over you consol. and you dont need to worry about spills.

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    The "scrap dash from the junkyard" approach is mostly useful when you are actually trying to build a screen mount that is part of your dash. (ie your car does not normally have a double din openinging to work with) The key to this type of mount is that it is removable and not part of the dash. Thus all of the bondo and fiberglass work is done completely outside of the car and with no modification to the OEM parts. You can do this kind of thing even if you lease your car!

    But on the whole, yes -- if you do not intend or cannot build a removable part, a dash from the junkyard is the best thing to work on since you really don't want to be doing bondo/fiberglass work inside the car.
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    Wow! Awesome walkthrough, I saved it for further reference as I might upgrade my system.
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    How did I miss this ? !

    Very good, this should help me out a good bit.
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    That is awesome!
    Thanks for documenting the process.

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    Great job and excellent writeup! Thanks!

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    Very cool. Though the link to the word file does not seem to work... Any chance you would fix that? Please?

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    Awesome!

    This is the best explanation I have ever read!

    Now where do you find Fiberglass reinforced Bondo?

    I have never heard of it before (maybe I will look closer)

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