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    help with my bezel

    ok me and my friend didnt really think this through and we just bondo'd my screen cover where my radio was. but it really looks like crap so what are you ideas how to make it look better. i was thinking just sand it down and bondo it little by little and sand it down smooth each time i put some bondo on it. also the fans as u can see are not there, this is because they dont fit after i put in the screen so i will also need to fix this problem.


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    well. i think you've set yourself up for alot of potential cracking in your finish with all the bondo. What you should do is sand everything smooth WITHOUT adding more bondo. All you should have left in the end is a thin pink line where the bondo is briding the gap between screen and bezel. Start with something coarse like 180 grit until you hit the original plastic. Then move to 220, then 400, then 600.

    The next thing i would suggest... and i CANNOT emphasize this enough, is to get a sanding block. You can get these at auto body or paint stores for CHEAP... like $1-5. It's basically a soft foam/rubber block. When you wrap sandpaper around it, it spreads out your finger pressure so you get smooth even surfaces with no waves.

    When you're ready to repaint, use the proper primers and paints. If you're not going for a "class-A" paint finish, look at plastic specific paints. Krylon Fusion paints should be easiest to find. If not, the Duplicolor paints at Wal-Mart, Kragen/Pep Boys, etc... will suffice, but you SHOULD look into an adhesion promoter like Bulldog to spray on before it.

    That should get you a little further than you were. As for your fans... i'd look for a vent that you like that fits in the space and mold it into the space in the same way you did your screen. Then just use simple duct tubing to connect your factory ducts to the vents. The other possibility may be to trim the vents you have... cut a section out and reglue it together so it fits.
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    wow you have been so helpful. i have school off for the rest of the week so i should be able to get it done tomorrow and ill let you know how it turns out

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    good luck man! can't wait!
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