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    nice job
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    Thnxs again. Where can I find Vinyl wrap?
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    Awesome job. Thanks for the pictures.
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    use a small plastic or metal putty knife you only really need the bondo to fill in the gaps and holes and if you want it to dry faster or slower adjust how much hardner you put in it

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    Very nice work!
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    I would suggest anyone using Bondo to use the blue can with fiberglass in it, not the plain red can Bondo. The basic red can stuff will eventually show hairline cracks after repeated heating and cooling. I have seen it first hand. So if you live in a hot climate (Arizona, etc) use the Blue Can with fiberglass. Its easy to work with, just a little stiffer...

    Looksl ike this when applied.
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    Very nice job! I cant wait till the snow melts, i have so many ideas.

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    Is the combination of epoxy and bondo strong enough to hold the touch screen in place? Or did you use some other mechanical fasteners to hold it in the dash??

    I've got a spare radio trim plate that I don't mind hacking -- does anyone know of a source or spare Lilliput front panels in case I a) change my mind or b) screw it up?
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    its strong enough definitely. The epoxy is only used to tack the pieces accurately together so you can get the bondo on it without it all moving.
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    Great Job. Looks nice.

    I noticed you didn't do sothing I didn't do the first time I did mine and it later cracked. On your next project drill holes in as many places you can next time. By drilling holes (1/16-1/4 inch is good) the Bondo penetrates to the other side of the plastic. It almost always expands or falls once it's on the other side and kinda works like a rivit. This way you're not just bonding to the surface of the plastic your really bonding to the plastic. In the event the plastic flexes it will pull the Bondo with it instead of try to peel away from it.

    Just a little tip.

    Also I used a Paint called "Exterior Trim" from PeP Boys and it came out since and smoth like the factory GM plastic (an FYI for other GM owners).
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    Thanks for all the tips, next project I will do so.

    This project didn't use too much bondo at all, so I hope it doesn't crack. If it does crack, I will find vinyl auto wrap for my friend and wrap it and it will look nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSpecialist
    Also I used a Paint called "Exterior Trim" from PeP Boys and it came out since and smoth like the factory GM plastic (an FYI for other GM owners).
    do you have pics of your setup?
    im looking for the right pain for my trim, i dont like the current one
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    My process was as follows:
    40 - 80 Grit for shapping.
    150 grit for finally surfacing.
    Primer
    spot putty
    150 grit again for touching up.
    Primer
    used 150
    and then 600 grit for polishing ( the primer actually starts to shine)
    first & second coat of paint
    dried 3FT from halogen light to bake on paint and expedite drying.
    1000 grit
    Final coat.

    The monitor is also black and it looks factory.
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    Nice guys.. but I must ask.. what is bondo used for? Is it like glue where you wanna stick the screen to the dash or is it like plasticine where you fill up empty spaces where you wanna install it?

    I looked at the pics.. i dont know where is the bondo? they all look the same to me hehe. sigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by masch
    Nice guys.. but I must ask.. what is bondo used for? Is it like glue where you wanna stick the screen to the dash or is it like plasticine where you fill up empty spaces where you wanna install it?

    I looked at the pics.. i dont know where is the bondo? they all look the same to me hehe. sigh
    Where do I start. Look at this picture. The Bondo is the pink stuff. The bondo is like liquid wood that once dry you can sand to your desired shape.
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