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    Plastic Putty???

    Some time ago I read somewhere that there is this plastic putty stuff that one can use to build a bezel. This stuff is suppose to be clay putty and once it is cured it can be sanded and paint. Does anyone know what this stuff is call and where to get this stuff?

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    There are a couple of different versions. Check out the thread on molding your own bezel. The author in that thread used it for brackets. One type is made by a company called Ranger and it is called (mold n pour).

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    Not sure, but sounds like the modeling putty you can find in an arts n crafts or hobby store. The stuff comes in bars of clay, you mold it to a shape, then you put it in the oven and bake it. Makes it hard as a rock. Not positive on the sandable qualities. Hope that helps.

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    I found this stuff:

    http://www.por15store.com/page/por15/PROD/Fillers/PU

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    http://polymericsystems.com/quikplastik.htm

    Both seem ideal, but have anyone try using them? I would think they will be easier to use then fiberglass resin.

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    For anyone searching in the future; Plastic Putty Epoxy works great!

    I used QuikPlastic Epoxy to mold my screen into my dash, muchmuch better to work with than fiberglass and bondo - working time is a good 20minutes - it sands fairly easily - and its very moldable.

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    it also cracks a HELL of a lot worse than normal body filler. be warned

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    Really? I flexed this dash all up sanding it and its held up damned well... I'm interested to hear your experiance with this product?

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    ive tried using it twice now, once was perfect (repaired a wheel arch), obviously no flex. However, on my 1st attempt on putting a screen bezel in the dash, the putty cracked badly when flexed even slightly. it just dried too solidly, and had no flexibility about it. I ended up using fiberglass which has a little flex in it - worked perfectly.

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    I've been using raycrete for awhile. Love it. Easy to work with. Non-toxic to boot.

    I used it to hold in my lcd, has held up great. Made my shifter out of it. Molded in my Sirius with it (after bondo, spot putty cracked).

    update
    Only ***** is painting it. Not all primers stick. I used Transtar 2 in 1 Flexible primer. Works great!

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    Did you use QuikPlastic? This stuff is (supposed to be) semi-flexable... i flexed this dash ALOT when I was sanding and it didn't seem to effect this type of epoxy at all.

    Its too late now anyway, hah. Hopefully it holds up!

    I had some other plastic epoxy that is used for welding pvc pipe - that stuff gets rock hard and is not flexable at all.

    On an unrelated note - i had one of those sebring coupes! Slammed it into a telephone pole in the snow, cracked the engine block, haha... I HATE SNOW!

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