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    Installing a touchscreen without the stock touchscreen bezel

    I've been looking around for a bit now and I've noticed people either use the stock bezel that came with their touchscreen and modify it a little bit. OR, they don't use the bezel at all. I recently received my touchscreen only to find out it comes into three pieces the second I take it out of the stock casing.

    My question is how are these people molding their touchscreens into their dashes without the stock bezel? In my application I'll have enough room for the touchscreen but not the touchscreen and it's bezel (without more extensive fab).

    Here is an example of what I'm talking about:

    With bezel: I think this used the xenarc bezel

    Without touchscreen bezel: Linky

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    They both appear to have used the bezel.

    Honnestly, there's really no sure fire way to do it. Of the few I've seen where they don't use the bezel, they haven't looked very finished IMO, or very well done.

    I'm curious to know what size screen you have and what car this is going into.
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    My car is a 2001 SS camaro. I'm installing a 7" Xenarc.

    This is an example of what the stock radio bezel looks like. Its similar anyway. Really what I'm looking for is a gameplan before I just start tearing into my dash .

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    Looks like they used the stock bezel from the screen too.

    I'd check out the work logs to see pictures of how other people have fabricated their screens in. The technique is the same no matter what car really.
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    I installed the touchscreen overlay and screen into an aftermarket trim bezel for my car. The controller circuit boards are mounted to my chassis (horizontally) behind the screen. Check out carPC 1 to see what im talking about. Mine bolts right in without modifying the car.
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    i made a mould to the same dimensions as the screen out of mdf, lubed it up with silicone and fixed it in place with hot melt glue, then you just glass it all in place and (hopfully, with a few prayers) you bcan pop out the mould after and clean it all up! i'll try get a camera so i can post some pics of how i did it!
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    I sorta destroyed my bezel in the fabrication process. I just cut a piece of lexan, covered it with aluminum foil and molded a new bezel. Here's my worklog of how it came out: 2001 Volvo S40

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