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    Dash Suggestions

    Well I am in the process of adding to and modifying my system and I want to correct the dash piece. The last time I used wood filler because I found reference to it on the net that it would stick to plastic, and it worked, but it cracked over time.

    I am inclosing a pic so you can see the gaps that I have to fill. I have searched and found posts about bondo and fiberglass and "ultimate bondo." I don't know wether bondo or fiberglass are going to stick to the pastic of the trim piece.

    Suggestions?

    Thanks,

    John
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    Fiberglass should stick just fine. You can also use fiberglass reinforced filler too, but real fiberglass, the mat and resin, will be the strongest. Just use enough to join the pieces, and then finish it with body filler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wylie-c
    Fiberglass should stick just fine. You can also use fiberglass reinforced filler too, but real fiberglass, the mat and resin, will be the strongest. Just use enough to join the pieces, and then finish it with body filler.
    Yes, ditto.

    I used Bondo Long-strand fiberglass, then a normal Bondo Filler.

    http://www.seebq.com/gallery/carcomputer?page=4

    There are pictures of the process with both types.

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    Does the bondo putty stick to the plastic?

    Thanks,

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    urethane panel repair epoxy
    or SMC/bumper Repair filler

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    What size screen is that? It's a good fit... F150 or Expedition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnram
    Does the bondo putty stick to the plastic?
    Yes, just make sure to sand off as much paint as possible (but only in the area that you wish to make adhesive), and yes, it will look very rough before the application of bondo fiberglass filler and bondo "putty" body filler, but it will be covered up.

    I will admit, I did use a little bit of epoxy to hold the monitor to the top of the dash while I applied the fiberglass. The epoxy was quickset, and took about 10 minutes to dry. I believe CptnDip**** mentioned: "urethane panel repair epoxy" as well.

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