Today I applied more sanding to my screen bezel and prepped it for final painting. I took care as much as possible to address any imperfections that I could find and although I am quite sure in my own critical eyes I will not find absolute perfection but I think that I will get really good results given that it is my own project.
And here at long last is my freshly painted screen with approximately 5 layers of Satin black. Although it might appear that my screen is rather shiny, the screen had just been painted and when it dried much of the gloss left to reveal a very impressive OEM looking bezel that appears to be all one piece which is exactly what I was looking to accomplish.
Here is a good view of just how solid the screen bezel appears. The finished product is rather strong and feels solid. I am fully confident that the bezel will stand up to just about any bumps and vibrations that I expose it to in the truck as long as I don't overdo it. I can't wait until the paint is completely dry and I can re-attach the touch screen. I need to widen out the opening in my dash ever so slightly to account for the extra area that the paint is taking up. Shizzam, this project is really coming together now. I am very excited about what the next couple weeks will hold now that I am getting closer and closer to the end.