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    thanks for all the info lads, i think this is the way i will be doing mine, but on the piece of dash im using its printed 'ABS + PC'. i have a bigish section of the dash i cut out to melt down with the acetone, but will acetone work if its not purly ABS?
    all fitted but its having a wobler!

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    I like the idea of using Acetone and ABS Plastic but in the UK you canít just walk into a DIY store and buy Acetone, in fact I havenít found anyone who will sell it to you unless you are a company with the correct licence to handle it.

    Is there a substitute for Acetone? I'm told nail varnish remover might work, anyone used this before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regal
    I like the idea of using Acetone and ABS Plastic but in the UK you canít just walk into a DIY store and buy Acetone, in fact I havenít found anyone who will sell it to you unless you are a company with the correct licence to handle it.

    Is there a substitute for Acetone? I'm told nail varnish remover might work, anyone used this before.
    Yes you can! Dulux Decorators Centre's sell it over the counter, so do most other Engineering based chemical suppliers.

    Don't go looking for it in model shops and supermarkets

    Nail varnish remover is vastly diluted and has fragrances and other nancy stuff for womens fingers It may work but will take ages if it does.

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    I have a problem now...

    ABS Goo isn't melting my dash pieces that I wish to mould, if I find out what the plastic is, can I make a hybrid goo that contains two plastics, and two thinners, or will they not mix.

    I can't just go to a different thinner and plastic as it won't stick to liili bezel then, or will it.

    The Acetone doesn't even blemish the plastic dash parts in my Nissan 200sx, it just evaporated off the surface leaving a slight white residue, but no softening or melting...

    HELP!

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    Great job guys, this is a great idea.

    This will be the first time I am attempting to fab anything for my dash. Is there a list of products to use for this project (aside from the acetone and ABS)? Such as what was used to sand, what type of filler, putty - as in what sham mentioned to fill in the low spots, what primer will work good for this, and paint has been discussed.

    Any info would help a lot, thanks again for the great idea and your help.

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    Plastic bumper primer then pretty much any car paint on top. Texture paint top coat looks cool.
    ABS Gunk for filler - just mix it thinly.
    I used 240's & 360grit to remove paint from lilli, and some 1000's Wet & dry for smoothing. Just use your loaf, and get finer grit if its leaving big scratched.

    Find some dash trim and try some acetone on the back of it to see if there is a reaction, as there isn't one with my car

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    BUMP - Help me please

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    Hmmmm, any idea what kinda of plastic it may be ShawJohn? Is it stamped anywhere on the dash pieces? Do a google search for the plastic of the dash of ur nissan? I just went the standard route with this, so I don't think I'm much help for hybrid projects. Have you read the whole thread, I believe there are mentions of other common types of dashes, and maybe chemicals that work to melt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawJohn
    Yes you can! Dulux Decorators Centre's sell it over the counter, so do most other Engineering based chemical suppliers.

    Don't go looking for it in model shops and supermarkets

    Nail varnish remover is vastly diluted and has fragrances and other nancy stuff for womens fingers It may work but will take ages if it does.
    Thanks for the tip, I've found a Dulux Decorators Centre two mile away from me and will be calling later today.

    Cheers M8

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawJohn
    I have a problem now...

    ABS Goo isn't melting my dash pieces that I wish to mould, if I find out what the plastic is, can I make a hybrid goo that contains two plastics, and two thinners, or will they not mix.

    I can't just go to a different thinner and plastic as it won't stick to liili bezel then, or will it.

    The Acetone doesn't even blemish the plastic dash parts in my Nissan 200sx, it just evaporated off the surface leaving a slight white residue, but no softening or melting...

    HELP!
    John,

    if you look on the back of the trim for a material code then give me a shout and i will have a look through my Fisher chemicals book to see if it is listed and what chemicals have some kind of reaction. maybe we can find common one to melt it.

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