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    How many tubes did you have to go through to make that dvd housing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DK888
    How many tubes did you have to go through to make that dvd housing?
    I went through 1 tube for the whole housing. not a whole lot if you were using it on a dash.
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    Well, the last few afternoons/evenings, I spent a little time sanding, priming, sanding priming, sanding, priming... you get the picture... well, I got so tired of sanding and priming that I threw a quick coat of paint on my dash and called it quits... now I'm sick! During my SEVERAL steps of sanding and priming, I made a HUGE mistake... I kept lightly sanding the edge where the screen shows through the dash/bezel... well, I managed to take enough out that the upper edge now has a slight arc to it... and... well... look at the pictures below... you can see the upper edge of the touchscreen! Honestly, at this point, I have 4-6 hours of time invested (few minutes here and there for the last SEVERAL weeks! lol)... what should I do? Scrap the work and start over, or just live with it... in one of the pictures, it shows the dash at an angle that is closer to what it will be viewed from... and with it being in more of a shadowed area instead of under the lights and flash... it might not be so noticable... then again, I could buy a new, replacement bezel and get off my *** and probable have it back together and RIGHT in a few days time... anyway... check it out... I'm just sick to death!

    All of these thoughts and I was planning on installing my system next week since I'm off on vacation and plan to just stay home... eek!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coachreed
    Well, the last few afternoons/evenings, I spent a little time sanding, priming, sanding priming, sanding, priming... you get the picture... well, I got so tired of sanding and priming that I threw a quick coat of paint on my dash and called it quits... now I'm sick! During my SEVERAL steps of sanding and priming, I made a HUGE mistake... I kept lightly sanding the edge where the screen shows through the dash/bezel... well, I managed to take enough out that the upper edge now has a slight arc to it... and... well... look at the pictures below... you can see the upper edge of the touchscreen! Honestly, at this point, I have 4-6 hours of time invested (few minutes here and there for the last SEVERAL weeks! lol)... what should I do? Scrap the work and start over, or just live with it... in one of the pictures, it shows the dash at an angle that is closer to what it will be viewed from... and with it being in more of a shadowed area instead of under the lights and flash... it might not be so noticable... then again, I could buy a new, replacement bezel and get off my *** and probable have it back together and RIGHT in a few days time... anyway... check it out... I'm just sick to death!

    All of these thoughts and I was planning on installing my system next week since I'm off on vacation and plan to just stay home... eek!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fonseca
    Well, my Home Depot definitely does not carry any ABS pipe at all, or any ABS cement for that matter. They have PVC and steel pipes. After asking several employees, one finally said that the outdoor drainage pipe is ABS, and I bought a 4"x10' section, but I don't think it's ABS. So I'm headed to Lowes today to see what they have.

    This is the pipe I'm talking about:



    I'm anxious to try this out. I've used expensive commercial liquid plastic in the past, so this will be about 1/10th the cost and allow me to get the consistancy just like I want it. I'm very glad to have come across this thread.

    I haven't decided what I'll use as a filler, only that I don't want to use any Bondo. Right now I'm leaning towards Duramix 40/58 plastic filler.
    If you are near norfolk I can help you out. I have two part plastic in liquid form.

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    Hi All,

    I tried the ABS + Acetone mix, the ABS box and the abs paste fused together really well, but the paste didn't even affect the other plastic I tried to stick the ABS box to.. I will see how the ABS goes on the lilliput screen but I might try with glass filler because I hear more positive results with that..

    Can I use glass filler?? We've been using it on my brothers car to fill rust so we have a heap of it left over

    Will give the ABS a shot first up, and see if I can get the acetone to melt this other plastic a bit.

    Thanks for the tips so far!

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    FLESIK, did you sand the paint off of your monitor before you applied the plastic? I have a Lilliput and the ABS bonds to the sanded plastic really well.
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    Can you not fill it with some more ABS gook and touch it up with some texture paint?

    Quote Originally Posted by coachreed
    Well, the last few afternoons/evenings, I spent a little time sanding, priming, sanding priming, sanding, priming... you get the picture... well, I got so tired of sanding and priming that I threw a quick coat of paint on my dash and called it quits... now I'm sick! During my SEVERAL steps of sanding and priming, I made a HUGE mistake... I kept lightly sanding the edge where the screen shows through the dash/bezel... well, I managed to take enough out that the upper edge now has a slight arc to it... and... well... look at the pictures below... you can see the upper edge of the touchscreen! Honestly, at this point, I have 4-6 hours of time invested (few minutes here and there for the last SEVERAL weeks! lol)... what should I do? Scrap the work and start over, or just live with it... in one of the pictures, it shows the dash at an angle that is closer to what it will be viewed from... and with it being in more of a shadowed area instead of under the lights and flash... it might not be so noticable... then again, I could buy a new, replacement bezel and get off my *** and probable have it back together and RIGHT in a few days time... anyway... check it out... I'm just sick to death!

    All of these thoughts and I was planning on installing my system next week since I'm off on vacation and plan to just stay home... eek!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfcrafting

    This site has so many dif selections I got lost, which one of the many choices there would be appropriate for our dash molding/bonding needs here ? Anyone have a favorite from this site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sorensilk
    I don't know too much about sovent adhesives but does this seem to be the same type of deal? Or has anyone used it before?

    Hey I saw this at the hardware store and used it, worked great, hard to sand but i got big muskels....seemed to shrink a little a week later not much, just a lil...

    It was my first try ever at sumin like this so i still think its rather damn good, and my folks are blown away that I did this myself in 1 day.

    First pic is of the original ghetto, im scared to cut my monitor housing try, 2nd is the i have read every post on mp3car fabrication forum and must do this now version
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