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    Hi all,

    Thanks for the time to look at this.,
    http://triton.towson.edu/~jlakha1/screen/s1/

    please make any comments and give any ideas...

    The pictures are for the first attempt, of bondoing the scree frame to the vent, any ideas/comments would be great.

    I am planning on doing a sanding saturday and then aother layer of bondo for evenness, wherever needed then, sand some more and then primer by saturday night.

    ideas / comments please....

    thanks
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  • #2
    hmmm are u trying to do it recessed? because if u are then thats wrong way to do it... other then that just sand it down fill it sand it fill it sand it and so on again and again lol it takes atleast 2 or 3 times to gert a hang of it

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    • #3
      ok, what ideas do you have, i didnt care to make it recessed or not, just wanted it to fit properly, without cutting out the dash, thats the best way i could come up with. I could have done it on the outside but i didnt want it sticking out.

      Also if i cut the top and bottom part of the vent' to make the screen fit it still is a little taller so i'd have to cut the top or bottom of the dash to make it fit.

      thanks for the input. and keep it flowing.
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      • #4
        hmmm trim the bezel down if u have to id do it recessed it looks cooler check out mista altimats how to sticky on recessed

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        • #5
          Originally posted by xdjxklusivex
          hmmm trim the bezel down if u have to id do it recessed it looks cooler check out mista altimats how to sticky on recessed
          i tried looking for mista altimats .....
          couldnt find it, if you dont mind pls point me to it.

          thanks
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          • #6
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            • #7
              Originally posted by jay_tu
              i tried looking for mista altimats .....
              couldnt find it, if you dont mind pls point me to it.

              thanks
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              • #8
                thanks.

                But that wont work for my setup. I have to work with the space I have, dont want to do any further cutting in the dash....


                any other feedback would be great...

                thanks
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                • #9
                  Heres what it looks like now, still going to sand and fill some, then primer and paint, and comments/ideas are welcome

                  thanks
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                  • #10
                    keep sanding and filling. Use a lightweight glaze once you almost done to get rid of any pin holes. think of the first primer layers as a filler. Wetsand it down with 600-800grit

                    keep up the good work. It is really comming along. Use a block sander or attach the sand paper to something flat so you get all of your lines nice and straight
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                    • #11
                      Progress pictues

                      Antimatter thanks for the tips and encouragement.

                      Heres what it lookes like rite now, I am planning on adding some more glazed putty, then sand again and keep going untill happy with the textuer, might also do a coat of black paint to see what it looks like.

                      thanks for the time guys.
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                      • #12
                        More Progress

                        Moving ahead, Hopefull do more finishing and get it done this weekend.


                        Comments/Ideas welcome.

                        Thanks
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                        • #13
                          Before

                          Here is what it looked like
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                          • #14
                            More pictures,

                            I need adivice on finishing the dash better, I have used a sander then glazing spot putty, and then paint, but it doesnt seemd to get me a totally acceptable finish.

                            Thanks
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                            • #15
                              corollas are a very tricky thing to trim with aftermarket screens and headunits. What i might suggest for you is to hard mount your screen itself with brackets, and then shape a piece out of wood or foam to match the contours of the dash and the shape of your screen. If you use the right tools you'll wind up with a much straighter, easier surface to work with. If you're set on using filler putty to mold your screen in, i'd stretch some fleece over the opening of the vent bezel and push the front screen bezel in from the front as far back as you want it to go, then when you've got everything in place, apply resin to the fleece and reinforce appropriately. Trim out the back of the bezel and install your screen. That way you only use a tiny bit of filler and have far less sanding to do. It's an awful lot of process to cram into one post, so if you're redoing it or have questions I'll be happy to help and show you what i did for my corolla. Good luck!
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