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    dodge Caliber 07 1st fab

    I'm new to this forum and I just started fab on my caliber. I never
    did any custom fab work before but im good with my hands and i can
    follow good direction. Any help is appreciated. the first thing i did was
    cut the bezel and epoxy the screen frame. Im planning on fabbing a
    kenwood HU under the screen.



    should i fill 2 holes on the sides with bondo or something else?

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    Use plastic weld. That much bondo will crack.

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    thanks the plastic weld did the trick. not quite done yet im building up a couple layers. here's a pic of the radio cage fab. using the plastic weld also, it came out very strong. the HU is pretty lightweight so i dont think i'll have any problems.

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    another pic

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    moving along i applied my 1st layer of bondo and sanded it down using 80 and 320 grit sandpaper. it looks alright but how can i get it to smooth out?


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    looks pretty good, gonna be nice when you're done... why keep the h.u.?

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    just finished last layer of bondo, i got it as smooth as i could. i'll shape it alittle more then prep for primer. i kept the HU cause i really dont want to have a amp.


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    So far so good! Keep it up!

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    thanks gemini, i just finished the primer. it came out very clean. im going to sand it a bit and prep for painting tommorow morning. I purchased paint from automotivetouchup.com. instead of painting silver I got color coded
    inferno red paint to match the exterior of the car. I also got a clear coat paint
    to give it high gloss and protection.

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    primed ready for paint!

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