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    Started Cutting today.

    So I started cutting my backup radio bezel today and I think I have a workable piece. I haven’t epoxyed it yet because I want to be sure I wont need to do any trimming to fit the circuit board in there.

    Included are some pics I took.
    I ‘tacked’ the lilliput frame into place with box tape just to check alignment. I think I will leave certain areas ‘tacked’ with the boxed tape(was thinking maybe using zip ties but I think the tape works better) while I epoxy other areas in order to maintain the alignment. And after I epoxy little bits in every area I will remove the tape and then run a smooth seam of epoxy down….

    I took two side pics to attempt to show ‘flushness’ and a back pic because the only thing that really concerns me is the two mounting brackets on the bottom of the console piece. I hope they don’t get in the way but I may have to trim them down a little.
    All feedback is welcome, thanks.
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    *bump*

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    As long as you notch the backside of the lilliput case, those brackets shouldn't be in your way. As an alternative, you could just remove the button area of the lilliput and either relocate it (if you want the buttons) or just move the IR sensor and ditch the buttons.

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    What'd you use to chop it up with? Dremel?

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    Update

    Quote Originally Posted by ppgt94
    What'd you use to chop it up with? Dremel?
    Yes I used a dremel... I wish I wouldnt have though. Its so hard to control.

    I have progressed further though. I finished sanding my second layer of duramix 4040... and began applying the pin hole filler duramix 4058.

    The picture shows the 'seem' looks a little shiny and kinda rough. I think that has something to do with my flash. The whole piece is super smooth. The two black spots are where I was putting more of the finishing filler.

    The whole thing feels super smooth but I have those two tough spots with pinholes. This weekend I will finish with the pinholes using some super fine grit paper and paint a guide coat on there.
    Other than that any suggestions?

    Thanks for your time guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rando
    As long as you notch the backside of the lilliput case, those brackets shouldn't be in your way. As an alternative, you could just remove the button area of the lilliput and either relocate it (if you want the buttons) or just move the IR sensor and ditch the buttons.
    Thanks for the ideas. I wasn't planning on using the backside of the lilliput case, so if that is the only issue, I think I won't have a problem.
    Well aside from determining how I am going to secure the backside lilliput controller pcb to the secured LCD panel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savante
    Thanks for the ideas. I wasn't planning on using the backside of the lilliput case, so if that is the only issue, I think I won't have a problem.
    Well aside from determining how I am going to secure the backside lilliput controller pcb to the secured LCD panel.
    Well that was my point, you won't have to worry about how to attach the controller pcb if you just reassemble the case. It looks like it will fit with just minor notching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rando
    Well that was my point, you won't have to worry about how to attach the controller pcb if you just reassemble the case. It looks like it will fit with just minor notching.
    I thought the case would introduce other hurdles. Like space issues and heat/air flow issues.
    Id rather just figure out the best way to secure the pcb. Probably with nylon standoffs or zip ties.... Ill have to do some trial and error.

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    Where did you buy duramix 4040?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDave01
    Where did you buy duramix 4040?
    I bought my Duramix 4040 and 4058 from an online company called Autobodysupply.net for $26 a piece and 12 mixing tips for $9... I made the gun myself from a walmart caulk gun that was like $3... and it really does work better than other caulk guns because it has completely open sides so its easy to get the duramix cartridge in there without cutting the cartridge.
    Its hard to describe and I cant find any pictures of the gun online but if you want I can post a picture of mine when I get home later.

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