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    Framing an LCD...

    Hi all! Big noob here.

    Question though...What would you use to frame an LCD monitor. I have an Alpine TMEM580, and it's flush mounted where the ashtray and cig lighter used to be in an 03 Maxima. Looks good, but since the cuts aren't absolutely perfect, I would like to know what you could use to "frame" the monitor. I'd like the fit to look as factory as possible.

    Right now, I'm using that door bumper-trim stuff that goes on the edges of doors to prevent dings. Works OK, but the corners won't lay flat because of the 90 degree turn it makes around the corners.

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    hmmm thas kinda hard i would bust at it with some bondo take the cage and bondo that in and then all u do is slide in the headunit over it you need the stock trim piece tho!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdjxklusivex
    hmmm thas kinda hard i would bust at it with some bondo take the cage and bondo that in and then all u do is slide in the headunit over it you need the stock trim piece tho!

    You mean the standard routine of removing the bezel, Bondoing that in, then reassembling the monitor?

    OK, but that also entails sanding, painting, etc. All I really need to do at this stage (since I'm not looking to add work to this project just yet) is to trim the edges of the cut in the plastic surrounding the monitor.

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    If you don't want to do a lot of work to get it right, then it will never look perfect.

    However, here's a ghetto trick that may work for you if the surrounding plastic is black. Use black electrical tape. Use an Xacto knife to cut the corners at a 45 degree angle and frame it like a picture.
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    I have a similiar problem. My DennisK bare panel doesn't HAVE a trim piece to fab into the dash. How would you guys go about making a bezel piece absolutely from scratch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbyte
    If you don't want to do a lot of work to get it right, then it will never look perfect.

    However, here's a ghetto trick that may work for you if the surrounding plastic is black. Use black electrical tape. Use an Xacto knife to cut the corners at a 45 degree angle and frame it like a picture.
    LOL! No, I don't want to go from hours of fabbing to electrical tape...Something tells me there's quite a few other options in between that others have tried. The 7" Alpine had a snap-on bezel; the 5.8 does not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xdjxklusivex
    Halfass!!!
    Have you contributed anything useful to any thread?

    Been reading an few others, and it seems you just trail onto other great ideas, like the short guy in the back of a crowd that screams his agreement with the guy in the front.

    Just curious.

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