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Thread: Modifying a Plastic Bezel. Epoxy, Fiber, Bodyfiller+Resin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yevmeister View Post
    well by doing that the difficulty is handred times tougher

    but here is the solution, you can buy a empty 8 inch dimater liilipiut monitor housing, i am sure that lcd panel is the same, so it will scren in in hinges no problem

    $15.00 @ http://digitalww.com/lilliput_housing_8.htm

    the only other simple way i see you accomplishing is custom Plexiglass cutout, where you can implant lcd hingles, and infrared

    Yev
    I saw that bezel and considered it but i'd need exact measurements to make sure it fits the screen well.

    I dont see why i would need a custom plexiglass cutout. I' plan on using the back of the lcd housing, a piece of plastic, some screws and some tape to hold it into the bezel.

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    screen will fit no matter what cause lcd boards are standardized size, check out lcd display forums for 8 inch lilloput, and comapre dimensions with what you have

    tape, even hot glue will not work after driving for awhile with so many vibrations puddle, eventually it will fly off, you will need a window cutout inside the faceplate you can utilize touch screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yevmeister View Post
    screen will fit no matter what cause lcd boards are standardized size, check out lcd display forums for 8 inch lilloput, and comapre dimensions with what you have

    tape, even hot glue will not work after driving for awhile with so many vibrations puddle, eventually it will fly off, you will need a window cutout inside the faceplate you can utilize touch screen

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    dimensions dont match

    I have
    width 7 7/8"
    height 6"

    For my screens active area

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    oh well i am sorry to hear that, all i can do is wish you a goodluck,

    please don't hesitate to pm anytime you have a question

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    your only viable option then is to make a mold out of the bezel that you currently have. Id also try contacting the company directly to see if they will sell you a seperate bezel, cause the work involved any other way is just too time consuming for nothing gained

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ces///M3 View Post
    your only viable option then is to make a mold out of the bezel that you currently have. Id also try contacting the company directly to see if they will sell you a seperate bezel, cause the work involved any other way is just too time consuming for nothing gained


    already contacted them

    looking into a mold. Dont know hjow to go about it

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    go to farwest plastics materials (http://www.farwestmaterials.com) buy a trial kit of OOMOO 25 1 quart i belive is around $20.00, then get a fast drying resin (smoothcast 300) about 25 for a quart as well.

    make a cardboard little bigger size than bezel, pour OOMOO, wait few hours, one it harderns it will become like a rubber mold, then poor resin, and here is your duplicate bezel

    check out my little tutorial here
    http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtop...ight=make+mold

    I have some of smoothcast 300 @ home few gallons, i can get it 4 oz just enough for 2 trial bezels, if you are intrested please pm, i don't have OOMOO though

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    Welp I got bored and epoxied more in and cut a hole


    The hole is almost actually perfect. But I think i'll be mounting a bezel into it anyways.

    Still have one more tube of expoxy. Don't know if i should bother filling more in with epoxy or using bondo at this point. If I do merge a screen bezel into it I'll end up having to make the hole bigger.

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    Ouch, just found out that a replacement enclousure from Dynamix cost $50.

    I'll prob hack up my bezel

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