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    Fiberglassed Gauge Pod in Bezel: FIXED *pics*

    Alright I screwed this up the first time, now I fixed all the holes I drilled in my dash when I shouldnt have. Now I have my "PVC pipe gauge pod" glued in place in my vent.

    Now how do you suggest I get started on filling in the vent around the gauge pod hole?

    I attached pictures.

    Thanks. - Jeff
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    use pantyhose and hot glue. stretch the material over the surface to the outer edges of the vent. (i assume you've already secured the PVC). paint it with resin and let it cure. Don't put resin where you plan for the gauge to be or you'll make more work for yourself. Just enough to make sure it sticks to the lip of the PVC as well as the edges of the vent. When the resin cures, start applying your chop mat, dynaglass, dynatron, duramix whatever to the INSIDE of that delicate pantyhose shell you have. When your reinforcements are dry, you won't have NEARLY as much work to do on the outside, plus your shape stays pristine for the most part, and after trimming off the glue, you'll only have minor feathering to do with your favorite filler.
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    what go hybrid said

    or u can fill it with foam.., or if you have any plastic strips you can put over and epoxy into place.., whatever you have really that you think will look best

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    i dunno. this just seems like it's prone to cracking. make sure you reinforce the area where the glass meets the abs. one's going to flex, one wont...i think you may get stress cracks.
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    or you could drill holes all over the dash and just 'glass the whole thing...











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    Just a quick question, but with the room you have on the vent, and from the sounds of your post, your going to be blocking off airflow from that vent? If you are doing that, why didnt you just put a 2nd pvc gauge ring in for a dual gauge setup? There would have been a lot less glassing to be done since you would only have a few small areas to cover instead of 2 very large ones. Besides, when your ready to put another gauge in, you dont have to start all over again...

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    not to be an asshat, i think you should have made a ring out of pressboard, MDF, resin adheres to it better than a fiberglass. or even the whole this,

    cut a rectanlg eof MDF, doesn;t have to be thing, so it exactly fiut the vent, attach mdf to piece to the dash, then cut out of hole in mdf for the gauge,

    that way it would not flex, then you just reinforce with glass , some glazing putty, and you all set

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    the colored part is mdf, becuase it eould be stirty filling, it wound actually reinforce your set up, the you just need to add fiberglass, and sand it for a shape, then bondo or grazing putty coat, sand paint, and you are set

    and of couse attach MDF with epoxy to your dash

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    just show us all how to curve MDF and we'll be a happy lot.
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    i said the put glass in the mdf, that would it would be a solid base for fiberglass

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