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    100% ABS LCD install with texture

    Figured i'd post this here to help anyone interested in molding their LCD into their dash using only ABS plastic, since it won't crack due to temperature variations, and different expansion of dissimilar materials (ex: bondo over ABS, etc.)

    First, I bought some 12"x12" ABS sheets from Mcmaster.com:



    then I cut a sheet so it fits in the dash:



    Then ripped apart my Lilliput 8", and cut off the lower part with buttons using a jigsaw:



    Then sanded the paint off the Lilliput bezel to get my ABS goo
    which i'm using to weld all my ABS pieces together.



    Then I glued the Lilliput bezel to the ABS plate after cutting out a spot for it:



    Backside (detail of ABS goo):



    Then I sprayed it with Duplicolor's Adhesion Promoter for plastics (available at auto parts stores), then a light coat of SEM texture spray to get a pebble grained texture:



    Then another coat of adhesion promoter, and two coats of Duplicolor Bumper Coating (black):



    The other piece is a trim piece i built up using ABS plastic strips, and sanded to shape. Here are several pics during it's build:







    And finally the whole assembly installed:



    Worklog is posted Here
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    I like that old RF symmetry setup.......they were awsome & the first of it's kind.....do you have the 32 band eq add in board?

    what is the part # for that sem texture coating? I can almost make it out in your photo, but not complete.......I would like to play with it.....

    screen install looks great btw....

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    Very awesome, love the overhang to help with the sunlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    I like that old RF symmetry setup.......they were awsome & the first of it's kind.....do you have the 32 band eq add in board?

    what is the part # for that sem texture coating? I can almost make it out in your photo, but not complete.......I would like to play with it.....
    I have the 28 band eq module installed... Here's a link for the texture spray: http://shop.store.yahoo.com/yourauto...e/semteco.html
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    oh yeah, 28 band....it's been a while, but I used these in a few installs...., thanks for the link...

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    coool man, nice to see you back.
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    awesome man. good job. do you have the exact part number of the abs sheets you ordered off of Mcmaster.com?

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    Quote Originally Posted by n_pertuset
    awesome man. good job. do you have the exact part number of the abs sheets you ordered off of Mcmaster.com?
    Go to http://www.mcmaster.com/ and in the search box, type in "ABS sheets", or the part #. They carry several thicknesses and sizes. I think the part # is 8586K162. I bought two 12" x 12" 1/8" thick sheets. After shipping to FL it cost me $17.
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    I too would like to thank you for the ABS supplier hook up. Good stuff, and I like the install. Looks really clean. This ABS "goo" you are talking about.... Is that a product or are you using ABS glue or some sort of putty ABS mix combo to make a "goo"?

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