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  • Tips for finishing my iPad bezel?

    I'm preparing for afkfest and have been busily rebuilding the bezel to accomodate the iPad. At this point, I've managed to fab a holder for the iPad by hacking the living daylights out of my existing bezel.

    Now, I've got the rough shape in place but need to figure out how to finish it. Looking at Turbocad's factory bezel sticky, it looks like bumper repair plastic is one option.

    Another is to fill with body filler, then wrap the entire bezel in some type of wrap. I don't like the intense carbon fiber look, but something with a bit of texture or relief might work well.

    Any suggestions?



    Originally posted by ghettocruzer
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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  • #2
    I would fiberglass it.

    PM me for a quote.
    Brian @Nexations Creations

    Specialist in Custom Interior Fiberglass OEM Replication Work.

    AIM: Exus28
    E-Mail: [email protected]

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    • #3
      I installed one in my car using fiberglass.... A note for your install: the most important thing to consider is allowing for easy entry and removal of the iPad because they do heat up in the summer...
      Motorized iPad 2 installed in Silverado

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      • #4
        It's removable. Leaving it in the car would be a giant 'steal me' sign.

        Thanks, Nexson for the offer but I'll never learn unless I DIY. I think I'm going to use bumper plastic like turbo cad did and see if I get decent results. If not, I'll consider the fiberglass route.
        Originally posted by ghettocruzer
        I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
        Want to:
        -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
        -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bugbyte View Post
          It's removable. Leaving it in the car would be a giant 'steal me' sign.

          Thanks, Nexson for the offer but I'll never learn unless I DIY. I think I'm going to use bumper plastic like turbo cad did and see if I get decent results. If not, I'll consider the fiberglass route.
          Good Luck,

          PM me if you need tips.
          Brian @Nexations Creations

          Specialist in Custom Interior Fiberglass OEM Replication Work.

          AIM: Exus28
          E-Mail: [email protected]

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          • #6
            I don't see access to the home button or is that something you plan on doing in the future?
            My worklog! - Budget Carpc with Removable Mimo 720-s Monitor

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            • #7
              Right, home button access hasn't been cut in yet.

              I'm going to use bumper plastic, lots of sanding, adhesion promoter, and maybe spray on truck bed liner or textured paint to hide the sins.

              We'll see how it goes.
              Originally posted by ghettocruzer
              I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
              Want to:
              -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
              -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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              • #8
                Do you have any pics of the completed fabrication? What method did you end up using? I'm looking to do something similar with an iPad.

                EDIT: Nevermind the first question, just saw your other thread. Still curious about the second question though.

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                • #9
                  Not finished yet. I tested three methods. 1. High temp flat black. That is what I'm using as the undercoat, or primer. 2. Spray on bed liner. That looked really good. 3. Textured spray paint that creates a hammered finish.

                  I'm going with number 3, but the spray on bed liner was a real close second.
                  Originally posted by ghettocruzer
                  I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
                  Want to:
                  -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
                  -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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