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Thread: 1994 ford explorer bondo dash with lilliput :-D 1st project what u think

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    Smile 1994 ford explorer bondo dash with lilliput :-D 1st project what u think

    hey guys whats up im gettin used to this bondo stuff check out what i did with my dash for a 7 inch lilliput touchscreen




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    did you sand around the lcd opening???? It looks like to need some more time on that...

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    It's a nice start, but for that factory look, you'll need to use a sanding block...

    Keep it up!

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    yup i did sand around it for bout 2 hours! haha i got a blister on my thumb from it its way better then what i had it looking like before it looked like some1 chizzled a square out of a rock and glued it on im pritty happy with it just waiting for the screen to come so i can c how it looks :-D thanks guys

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    Not bad. You mentioned that you sanded it, but did you use a sanding block? There appear to be some unevenness around the hole for the screen, you might want to go back in with a light coat of body filler and re-sand it again to get it flatter. Also, some users on the board have had luck using a textured spray paint to help get a more factory look back. If you don't have luck with that, there might be advantage to sanding the whole piece down so that the texture will be consistent, eg, not smooth on the new part and textured elsewhere.

    Great start!
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    hey chairboy i didnt understand what u ment bout the textured spray thingie i used some metalic black with silver specs on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdjxklusivex
    yup i did sand around it for bout 2 hours! haha i got a blister on my thumb from it its way better then what i had it looking like before it looked like some1 chizzled a square out of a rock and glued it on im pritty happy with it just waiting for the screen to come so i can c how it looks :-D thanks guys
    i sanded mine for about a week lol
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    looks good

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    First off Great start.

    I would like to point out a couple of things that if persued will make you happy in the long run.

    Although you may be willing to "settle" with what you have now, My motto has always been "do it right the first time". To get my dash piece it took about 12-16 man hours (not in one sitting mind you) and this was the second time doing it so i had no excuses.

    The majority of the time was sanding. Like Chairboy said get a sanding block. It will take the strain off your hands you will end up even, straight lines.

    It looks like you need to add more bondo in places (like near the power light) and need to sand more to get a smooth even finish.

    Right now you have many peaks and valleys.

    It may be helpful to use a guide coat (a gaud coat is simply a quick coat of primer paint that you spray on) to see what places you need to add more bondo and what places you need to sand more.

    Keep up the work and keep us updated with pictures
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    Is shiny paint a good idea for dash parts? What about the sun reflecting off it and blinding you while driving? Probably not that big a deal, but just a thought.

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