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    The Beginnings: RSX Carputer

    I finally got off my butt to try the epoxy/kitty hair/plastic body filler/finishing putty/primer/paint. Well and i finally finished the dash piece for the touchscreen. Im planning to use a lilliput. I used the old 6disc cd changer faceplate to create the bracket that would hold my screen.

    and on to the pictures....
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    Very nice job.

    Are the last 2 images really of the same piece as the first 2 images???
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    Thats a big tub of cashews!

    Nice part - how does the texture match up with your original dash parts? Could you list the paints you used? Shoudl help other people. Good luck with the rest of it.

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    Yea, they are the same, the first 2 pics are just of the kitty hair.. kinda sanded but not really. Last two are the finished product after using all the goodies to make it smooth.

    the texture is pretty close look wise, but it definately feels bumpier than the factory dash part. The piece is also just a tad darker than the original. But all in all they look like they match.

    I ended up using plastikote filler primer (black). this filled up any small nicks or anything i missed with the putty. as well as prepping the surface for paint. Then for paint i used plastikote trim black. which is supposedly used to give you that textured black.


    id say its not bad for a first try =) i never worked with any sort of filler before. and i think that yoru final product is based on how well you sand the thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miztahsparklez
    I finally got off my butt to try the epoxy/kitty hair/plastic body filler/finishing putty/primer/paint. Well and i finally finished the dash piece for the touchscreen. Im planning to use a lilliput. I used the old 6disc cd changer faceplate to create the bracket that would hold my screen.

    and on to the pictures....
    Nice job, and isn't Costco so cool, especially at weekends, when you can walk round all day, eat all the samples, then go buy a jumbo slice of Pizza to keep you going until you get to the car.
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    Looks good, glad to see another RSX on the boards!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skraggy_uk
    Nice job, and isn't Costco so cool, especially at weekends, when you can walk round all day, eat all the samples, then go buy a jumbo slice of Pizza to keep you going until you get to the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Monkey
    You Brits are missing out on the good stuff. Costco is a wholesale place where you can get basically anything. The give away free samples, which are often good.
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    I guess some of us 'Merkins are missing out as well There are no Costco's anywhere near where I live.

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    yeah. costco is great =) lol you can get a hotdog and soda for a dollar 50. =P and you get to try a bunch of new foods.. lol and jsut keep walking aroudn the corner and picking one up. youc ould make a meal out of it =P
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