A test fit after the first layer of mastic
Applying a new layer
Sanding it again with a 80 and 150 grid paper
Applying the basecoat and sanding it with a 600 grid paper
Applying the finishing colour. I used matte black from a spray can and let it dry a lot between very light coats on a hot summer day, this gives it a little bit of structure like the original dashboard
The dashboard appart. Removing the radio and the MID display is easy. Removing the frame where they are in is NOT! I had to unscrew the entire lower section of the dash and the instrument cluster!
Another test fit. Starts to look good!
Screwing the screen on the front frame, cutting the rear frame to match the front, taping the buttons on the back of the screen, putting the original radio buttons back in the radio frame and this is what it looked like.
On the back side I also glued some plastic pieces. They hold the leds for the illuminated buttons
And this is what it looks like once finished and put in the car!