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    I could be mistaken, but I believe that that was covered under the FAQ for this sub-forum? At least I know it was covered in some thread somewhere in here

    you get teh bondo applicator...you know, those little paddle looking things that were right next to the bondo when you bought it?

    http://www.bondo-online.com/catalog_...sp?itemNbr=304
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    I still have yet to finish this but I'm determinted to stop putting it off and hopefully finish this weekend. Here are some primered pics. I've circled some of the imperfections and wondered if anyone had any suggestions on how to fix them. If not, I will just live with them and put the paint on.





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    I definatly wouldn't paint over them, its going to stand out and **** you off. You've already put a ton of time (a year-ish) into this, might as well do it right. Get some bondo filler and some razor blades. Use small amounts of bondo filler and press over the dent / pin holes with the razor. Wait till the filler dries and sand over the filler with 220 grit.

    Once your finished sanding wash the bezel off with water you'll probably find more pin holes, repeat this process until EVERYTHING is flat. Then primer it again, sand the primer with like 800-1000 grit. Wash the bezel down and paint with your color...

    Expect to spend 20+ hours here.
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    Well, I haven't put the whole time from start to finish on this.. I just got lazy and didn't touch it for a LONG time.

    So, should I use the same bondo filler I used for the whole thing or get different stuff?

    Thanks for the help man.
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    Definatly get a new tube. There's two types of bondo that you can typically find at say "Autozone" Bondo-Fiber (which is what you used to form that bezel) and Bondo filler.

    Bondo filler goes ontop of the bondo-fiber its way softer and less messy to work with. http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/Product/tf-Browse/s-10101/Pr-p_Product.CATENTRY_ID:2000780/showCustom-0/p-2000780/N-111+10214+600010691/c-10114/TID-8014524

    It shouldn't be more than 3.50, but just really take your time. Thats where I always mess up. I see it comming togeather rush progress and realize everything looks like **** and have to strip it down and spend way more time fixing what I rushed.

    You might not get it done this weekend, honestly. If I were you plan to work on it just a little bit each night for the next week or two.

    This should be the process.


    10 minutes Putty
    10-15 Minutes Let putty harden (temp matters so make sure its at least 65F)
    5-10 Mins Sand
    5 Mins Wash (plain old water)
    15-20 Dry (it has to be completely dry before you add more putty, put it over a fan. To speed things up)
    ::Repeat


    As you can see its about an hour process and you can rarely cover every inperfection on the first run. Also, you'll create minor imprefections while going through this process that you'll have to fix on another interval. Yes, it sucks and it really takes a TON of time...
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    I used 3 types of bondo

    first the Bondo Hair with fiberglass reinforcing for the main application

    then the Bondo Filler for basic filler and smoothing

    then the Bondo Spot Putty for the pinholes
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    brrman, does that "Bondo Spot Putty" just squeeze right out and ready to use? Or do you have to mix it?

    I used the "Body Filler" like in your second picture after I did the fiberglass resin. I had to mix that with hardener each time which sucked..

    So maybe the best idea is to use that tube that squeezes out and is ready to use and push it down into the holes with a razor blade??
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340
    Ok. I just got an extra Bezel and an empty Xenarc casing and I need some help.. The problem is that the Xenarc is a hair wider then the opening of my bezel. I had the Lilli which would have fit perfect but it SUCKED so I bought a Xenarc instead. Here are some pics:

    I am thinking of putting the LCD behind the Bezel and bondo'ing it.. I'm not sure if it will be TOO recessed though.. I'm hoping people have some opinions on what I can do..

    EDIT: I'm stupid and just realized that the buttons wouldn't be accessible.. Anywho.. Please help. If more pictures would be helpful let me know.

    Thanks!!
    Anyone seen a custom bezel for sale for the floor mounted console in a 99 Mercury Mountaineer?! Not that great with car repairs to even put me near bondo.

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    nope

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