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    Still can't see them!?..... must be a firewall "thing". Thanx for the attachments. Nice and tight! I wish my Burb was a little more open like that! Sweet.

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    more progress pics - bonding bezels together and creating a new dash bezel contour with ABS cement and a masking tape dam/mold

    this first one shows my monitor bezel just after sanding, aligning with masking tape, and pouring Oatey's ABS Cement into the voids on the sides.




    this image is of a masking tape dam i made as a mold to create a new contour under the top lip of my dash bezel that I sawed away because it protruded down farther than I wanted.




    this last one is the back side of the dash bezel showing the ABS cement poured into the masking tape mold to make the new contour

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    nice..you got the idea from the other thread about the abs cement....hows that working out for you?? can you sand that stuff down??

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    I haven't tried sanding it yet I will say, though, that when it hardens it feels just like the dash material. I don't think i'll really need to do much sanding really. With the ability to pour it into masking tape I can get nearly the exact shape i want.

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    yeah but im pretty sure you cant get a perfect, or maybe for you you can..look at the pic i added and tell me what you think i can do...i want the bezel and the plastic from my screen to mesh in together to look like the second pic which i used bondo
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    oh no - i don't expect to get a perfect, finished surface from a masking tape dam. I'm just saying that I can make the shape very close to the end result so I'll just need to do a small amount of sanding and metal glazing to get it perfect.

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    what do you think would be a good way for me to do it? and did u add anything into that can of oatey that you bought? or just used it str8 out of the can?

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    I've used it straight from the can to fuse parts that are close together - just seal the back with masking tape and dribble a little into the crack. I've also added some abs chips to some in a condiment bottle (from walmart) to thicken it and have used that to build up areas where there's a large gap. It takes a good 4-6 hours to fully dissolve the chips though.

    Keep in mind that this is my first time ever doing anything like this and I'm learning as i go here. I'm definitely no expert. I just happen to have hit the forums at the right time to take this abs thing and run with it.

    One cautionary note: I've noticed that where I apply this abs goop in large amounts that the solvent tends to spread into the bezel pieces and soften them. I've used a lot in that top part of my dash bezel tonight and I'm a little worried that I might find softened and warped bezel in the morning. On the other hand, that softening is a VERY good sign that this stuff is truly becoming one with my plastic parts and the thing truly will be one solid piece of plastic when it's done

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    hmmm. that dash looks familiar LOL. What size scrren is that?

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    It's the Lilliput 7" - I've cut off the button area of the bezel to make enough vertical height to squeeze in a slot load dvd drive when I get around to buying it.

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