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    New dash moulding

    Hi,

    Tore it all out and I'm starting again!

    Seeing as the screen comes up over the dash a little, how would you best advise I get it to mould in nicely? Plastic shroud?
    Please modify the pic with whatever suggestions you have

    L

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    I've already cut the middle of the dash out

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    97 views! Seriously, someone help me out here! I'm working on a new bezel already, because the nitromors ate more than it should've
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    I'm no interior expert, but I can offer some advice.

    I use a very light weight body filler on some interior stuff. (I'm in a auto body class and have these things at my disposal). I'll post the name tomrrow, cant remember it. Its extremly easy to work with and is not near as thick a bondo, but thick enough to take a shape, and its much eaiser to sand.

    words of advice, bondo (its really just a generic body filler) is only as strong as it surroundings. I'd build the enclousre out of something easy to work with. Personally, I like MDF, cheap and easy. I'll type more tomorrow
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    here we go
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    :-P if u dont mind me asking why is all the pieces on the frame a different color lol

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    lol they came off a multicolored picture frame
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    Fair enough.

    Hey there is a great post on this epoxy that you can thicken into almost a clay, so it is workable and moldable. I think the topic was something like fiberglass alternative or something like that. I am using that stuff on my motorcycle fairing and my rodeo dash this week.

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    Hi,

    Just wondering - I've now adhered that frame to the old front bezel, so that the screen will be recessed about 1" for anti-glare. But behind the front, where the glass would go in a picture frame, there's a gap in a little. Would it be best to fill this with filler (bondo-style) or use expanding foam, cut it, and then add a tad bondo?

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    I would just fill it with the bondo. Both steps in one and the bondo is alot stronger than the foam.

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    cool.
    I have a liter of it so...should be good. the paint stripper made a ****e of the moulding, so I ditched it, and build taht shroud thing..then I thought, "hang on" and broke out the planer and all went a little better.
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