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    dont use bondo it breaks off. Fiberglassing is a little messy and harder to work with but it also has good results.

    You can also use MEK(methyl ethyl kektone) Itss a solvent you can find at most hardware stores. Get some old ABS plastics laying around and drill holes in it or find a way to make shavings from it. Collect the shavings. Put them in a small non-plastic container and add a little MEK. Dont put tooo much. This will make a plastic putty. Now you can use it to fill and mend the holes and gaps. You can sand and paint it once it hardens.

    MEK is powerfull stuff so its better to use a little then too much.
    MEK can be harmful so make sure you have some good ventilation.

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    Tbird- Fixed your bezel for you...
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    Now that's what I want!!! If it were only that easy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by sesshoumaru562
    dont use bondo it breaks off. Fiberglassing is a little messy and harder to work with but it also has good results.

    You can also use MEK(methyl ethyl kektone) Itss a solvent you can find at most hardware stores. Get some old ABS plastics laying around and drill holes in it or find a way to make shavings from it. Collect the shavings. Put them in a small non-plastic container and add a little MEK. Dont put tooo much. This will make a plastic putty. Now you can use it to fill and mend the holes and gaps. You can sand and paint it once it hardens.

    MEK is powerfull stuff so its better to use a little then too much.
    MEK can be harmful so make sure you have some good ventilation.
    Well the stuff I already purchased is All-Purpose Fiberglass Resin and a Fiberglass Cloth.. Are you saying not to use this now?
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    I was saying not to use bondo. Bondo is really weak. Fibger glass will work fine.

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    reply.

    Tbird, I'm actually doing this today as well. just finished cutting the radiobexel and I'm fitting the screen as we speak.. gonna bondo it later today (my dremel battery died with only a few cuts left)

    I baught: Bondo-Hair Fiber Glass 25.oz (for the major bondo-ing) then I baught a tube of Glazing and spot putty BONDO. All this @ Autozone.


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    I used Bondo-Glass first. Then Filled in with bondo. If you use the sheets I believe its harder to work with on a small project like this. Ill show u some more pics here.

    What I did was I used the front panel of the Lilliput Set it where I wanted it after I did some cutting. Then with some Bondo-Glass I put it around and on the frame to hold it in place. After letting it dry for about 10mins or so I sanded it down a bit.
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    Then fill in with just the regular bondo-body filler type. And sand down to a smooth surface. You may need to keep apply small amounts to fill in small gaps or un even spots. Mine took me 4hrs but heres a pic with the bondo.
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    Tbird what I did was remove the front of the lilliput and mounted it on the front side of the bezel. Then bondo'd to fill in the sides and make it look like one piece. Then fromt he back I mounted the lcd and screwed in the back part of the lilliput so its like one piece again.
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    Ok.. I took my bezel and LCD out to give everyone a better idea so you can hopefully give me a better idea...

    How it is currently:









    Bezel by itself... As you can see I really murdered it...



    Without the plexi holding it's depth:











    Hopefully with the pictures this will give everyone a better idea to help me out.. Should I remove the front cover of the Lilli and mount it as flush to the back of the bezel as possible? Is this still doable with all the hacks I made to the bezel?

    Thanks again!
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