Getting ever closer to a full install. My project for today was taking that little trim panel (plug whatever) and sanding it down smooth, bondo-ing it and sanding it again ready for me to hack into with the dremel. It was embossed with the trailblazer logo and quite ugly I might add, but I thought it would serve a more useful purpose.
I hacked into my IR Man and desoldered the eye from the circuit board and attached about 6" leads so I could orient the eye like I needed. Then just ripped into the piece with a dremel. I purposely made my cuts larger than the needed to be because me plan was to use this plastic putty compound I picked up to fill in the gaps and create an exact mold of the item that was going in that particular location.
It worked like a charm! As you can see from the pic I still need to remove the IR eye and cover up the usb port so I can sand it and bondo it again in prep for... oh yeah the reason for the post!
I could make it smooth and paint it to match the dash, but that would be different than every other dash piece. What I want to do is texture it to match the grain of the rest of the dash. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this?