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Thread: 98 Accord with Xenarc 700TSV bezel fabrication

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    98 Accord with Xenarc 700TSV bezel fabrication

    Sizing it up



    Had to dremel out some parts of the back so the screen bezel would sit flush


    Epoxied into place


    The back of the bezel


    Applying the fiberglass bondo


    I had Sin City to keep me company while sanding


    Smoothed out a little bit, applied second layer of bondo


    Base layer pretty much finished


    Time for regular bondo filler


    Almost done, just test fitting to see if screen and HVAC controls would fit


    Ooh


    And after many attempts at primer/spot putty for those damned divots, the paint


    The hole is the IR receiver

    After taking off the tape on my heat vents i found that there some was white primer in there. I then had to paint that area and reclearcoat it. It is currently drying. Hopefully my screen works when I put it back together

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    Looks Awsome! Good Job Man The Paint Came Out Hot What Kind Did U Use?

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    Very nice. Looks professional and OEM. Good job!

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    Awsome job. Ill be doing the same thing in a 98 on sunday.

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    Thanks guys. Good luck DOHCrazy

    Quote Originally Posted by xdjxklusivex
    Looks Awsome! Good Job Man The Paint Came Out Hot What Kind Did U Use?
    Thanks, it was actually some black Rustoleum textured paint I had laying around. With the clearcoat and a little wetsanding it has a smooth but somewhat textured look and feel. The gaps aren't spread out as much as OEM but it works

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    hi guys

    im gunna be doing a similair thing soonish. i have the same screen etc but into a Mitsubishi Magna ( i believe called diamantie for you guys )

    whats this bondo stuff everyone uses and were can u buy it form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMC 96 TE Magna
    hi guys

    im gunna be doing a similair thing soonish. i have the same screen etc but into a Mitsubishi Magna ( i believe called diamantie for you guys )

    whats this bondo stuff everyone uses and were can u buy it form.
    I actually used 3 different kinds. (4 if you include the epoxy) That should be found at an automotive shop or home improvement shop.


    1st i used epoxy glue just to hold the bezel in place. This is a clear gel stuff that you mix (comes in two tubes, 1 is hardener and 1 is resin) to make effective. You could also a glue gun or any other adhesive. It was basically just something to hold the bezel in place while i put the other stuff in.



    2nd i layed Bondo with Fiberglass in it. (this is the greenish stuff) It's called Bondo-glass in some parts, or Bondo/Fiberglass etc. You also mix this stuff with a hardener then goop it on and wait for it to dry then sand it off. I picked this up at an automotive store (Napa) and i used the kind with short strands of fiberglass in it I think.




    3rd: After I got a basic shape, i used regular bondo here. This can also be found at any automotive shop (commonly just called body filler). Same stuff as the previous step, just with no fiberglass bits in it. You have to mix with hardener as well. The advantage to this is it's easier to shape and form, but it also tends to a crack if applied in a flexible dash piece. I only used this after i had a basic shape done. This is a pinkish/whitish color, and you can see it's only in a few spots on top of the green stuff. This is just to fill minor spaces.


    4th: After using a sandable primer i noticed very small divots. By this time you don't want to be waiting for bondo to dry etc to sand, so i used Glazing/Spot puddy. It's basically the same thing as bondo, but you don't have to mix with hardener. Dry in sun if you are working inside



    That and some low grit, medium grit, and high grit sandpaper with a block for even sanding and you should be ready to go.

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    Clearcoat (I may sand this a little more) but it's pretty much done. Now onto the computer

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    thats a nice fab. good job, i just used that same rustoleum textured paint on my alty, yours looks darker than mine though...

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    nice job man. i had a 98 accord b4 the rsx, i did something real similar to what you did. i got a question for you, why did you use 2 difernt types of bondo?

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