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    It can take many minutes to jam a screwdriver in...

    It can take many minutes to jam a screwdriver in your door lock cylinder, pry around, rotate, shove in and wait for the tumblers to bust [or however it works]. 5-10 minutes I'd estimate. But it's...
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    Ridiculous! I suppose it's all about creativity...

    Ridiculous! I suppose it's all about creativity and application when it comes to how one builds his fiberglass creation. I'll experiment, I suppose. And read a few more guides on how to fiberglass....
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    My my, I never thought of the flat tire scenario...

    My my, I never thought of the flat tire scenario (doh). Maybe I should take a body shop classs (for a lot of money). There are no body kits available for my car. I've just gotten my first car, so I...
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    Has anyone tried exterior fabrication?

    I'm interested in playing with fiberglass and adding onto my project car. I've read very short how-to's on styrofoam body kits, but has anyone successfully made a body kit with a decent appearance?...
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    Maybe one to show off your work, as well? Maybe a...

    Maybe one to show off your work, as well? Maybe a sub-forum of how-to's (i'd like that). We'd have a network of forums and nobody would know which to post into to get feedback.
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    Quality business ethics, or a smart suggestion...

    Quality business ethics, or a smart suggestion from their attorney :)
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    What about... neons or LED flashing patterns?...

    What about... neons or LED flashing patterns? Maybe an LED kit that lights correspondingly with the beat? Coat it in velvet. Add steel cross bars. I'd paint it a glossy black. It'd look smooth like...
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    Fabricate a water dispensing tube that you can...

    Fabricate a water dispensing tube that you can suck water from while you're driving. Tap into that Culligan waterstand you have in your trunk, add a water pump to quickly pump the water and quench...
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    Yeah, me too. It helps to learn from other...

    Yeah, me too. It helps to learn from other people's mistakes. I'm ready for my first interior painting, as well. I'm looking forward to sanding, wax & grease removing, prep spraying, sanding,...
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    I suppose I'll experiment with a scrap gauge...

    I suppose I'll experiment with a scrap gauge cluster. Anything's worth a shot. Companies makes beautiful aftermarket gauge faces and I want to, as well.
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    This isn't constructive criticism, but I don't...

    This isn't constructive criticism, but I don't like the meshed screen behind "traffic," "web," "weather," etcetera. I don't know how it'd look on an LCD, but this is most excellent. Definitely a need...
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    I can't even get this speedometer needle off......

    I can't even get this speedometer needle off... this idea's scrapped I guess.
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    inkjet, lol. i'd much prefer a laser print :D But...

    inkjet, lol. i'd much prefer a laser print :D But it's a good idea... If only Kinko's is okay with printing plastic.... I only have black and white laser printers.
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    Any Gauge Face Creation Ideas?

    My car has no aftermarket gauge faces, and the stock one allows little room to see the pretty lights. I'm thinking about using a film negative which was exposed with a scan of my current gauge face,...
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    Did you design the RGB light control board...

    Did you design the RGB light control board yourself? And, what kind of lights are you using? Do you know of any bright LED lights (for uses such as under-dash lighting, a nice omni-directional...
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    Help With Sanding and Painting Interior Plastic

    I have a few questions. Should I sand down my interior plastic? I'm painting the dashboard, console, and trim. I've heard of people using 600-800 grit, and then go over it with 1500 grit to help...
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    Should I use a Wax and Grease remover? Duplicolor...

    Should I use a Wax and Grease remover? Duplicolor suggests this for plastics painting. Has anyone seen results when it is used, and it was not used?
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    well, eh... anyone use vinyl paint to paint...

    well, eh... anyone use vinyl paint to paint plastic? My dad suggested that there are better paints to use, but I'm unsure of any specifically designed paint for use on plastic (I thought that's what...
  19. Thread: PCB Repair

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    I've stripped the green path on the connections,...

    I've stripped the green path on the connections, down to the copper. The connections are too small for a tiny blob of solder. I'm worried the solder will fall onto the other connections. I may try to...
  20. Thread: PCB Repair

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    I hope it's a single layer... I'm just going to...

    I hope it's a single layer... I'm just going to try this PCB repair pen, which is $20. USD.
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    It's green, if color matters :]. The tracks are...

    It's green, if color matters :]. The tracks are very thin, but I have no ruler or comparable object. The replacement board isn't available until August, according to the Pioneer website. That PCB pen...
  22. Thread: PCB Repair

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    Thanks. I'll try that. But... I need to protect...

    Thanks. I'll try that. But... I need to protect other paths while I solder one. Tape will burn, won't it? These paths are very close to one another, and I'm having a few doubts. I may solder the...
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    Pad? You mean the metal nodes on the board?...

    Pad? You mean the metal nodes on the board? Alright... sounds good. Whatever works, I hope :]
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    PCB Repair

    I snapped a portion of a circuit board to my receiver. I'm wondering if anybody has ever reconnected the tiny, light-green connection paths on a PCB. Does anyone have any suggestions? I could wire...
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