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    Before I go off and sell my Xenarc 700TSV does any have any suggestions on how to mount it into my custome bezel?



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  • #2
    Why didn't you glue the screen bezel to this one?
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    The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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    • #3
      The screen bezel was bigger than the radio bezel.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by blackflux
        The screen bezel was bigger than the radio bezel.

        So cut it, if the screen fits in thre, surely you can make the bezel fit in there also, thus having the mounts for the screen.
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        The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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        • #5
          Well there were other reasons as well. The most important one was I wasn't sure how well it was going to come out. I might end up buying another radio installation kit and do it over.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by blackflux
            Well there were other reasons as well. The most important one was I wasn't sure how well it was going to come out. I might end up buying another radio installation kit and do it over.

            Go for it, what do you have to loose?
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            The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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            • #7
              ^^Some how I knew you would say that. I ordered another dash installation kit last night. Though I still think I could use the bezel I already fabricated. I was thinking about use hot glue.

              Do you ya'll think that would hold up well?
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              • #8
                Originally posted by blackflux
                ^^Some how I knew you would say that. I ordered another dash installation kit last night. Though I still think I could use the bezel I already fabricated. I was thinking about use hot glue.

                Do you ya'll think that would hold up well?

                Hot glue is not good.
                What you need is an epoxydic glue, that means it's bicomponent. Make sure you use equal amounts from the 2 tubes, and mix it well, until you reach un uniform colour. Apply it, and heat it a little with the heat gun, it will cure much faster.
                Renault Megane...the OEM look

                The Lost in Europe Ford Escort

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                • #9
                  Use epoxydic glue to hold the Xenarc in the bezel?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by blackflux
                    Use epoxydic glue to hold the Xenarc in the bezel?

                    NO, to hold the Xenarc bezel in the dash bezel.
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                    • #11


                      When I was talking about hot glue I was talking about using hot glue to glue the Xenarc to the bezel I already created so I wouldn't have to fabricate another one.
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                      • #12
                        Blackflux,

                        You are on the right track, purchase a new aftermarket installation kit, cut the xenarc bezel to fit, epoxy the two together (don't use hotglue it will melt in the heat and you'll be in a world of trouble at that point).

                        Bondo between the xenarc bezel and the aftermarket radio kit, sand, sand and more sand, then paint, and you're done.

                        You've seen the pics on my site, I think at least, because you had asked me some questions about mine.

                        Good luck.
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                        • #13
                          ^^Yeah that's what I should have done from the get go. I'll post comparison pictures between the Xenarc and the new aftermarket installation kit as soon ad I get it. The Xenarc screen (without screen bezel) is just about the same height as the installation kit.
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                          • #14
                            Oh and defsquad how much room did you have between your bezel and the metal frame that holds the OEM radio and A/C controls?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by defsquad
                              Blackflux,

                              You are on the right track, purchase a new aftermarket installation kit, cut the xenarc bezel to fit, epoxy the two together (don't use hotglue it will melt in the heat and you'll be in a world of trouble at that point).

                              Bondo between the xenarc bezel and the aftermarket radio kit, sand, sand and more sand, then paint, and you're done.

                              You've seen the pics on my site, I think at least, because you had asked me some questions about mine.

                              Good luck.

                              That's exactly what I mean. You can find the screen bezel on mp3car store I think, it's not the expensive either, not to mention the result will look better, as your edges are too rounded.
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