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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:32 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:41 pm 
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Several cracks in the shiney part
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Bad cracking in the foam-dome parts (extremely brital and crumbling)
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Broken female plastics making the 2 main pieces rattle
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:52 pm 
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I am going to explain this rebuild in sections.
The shiney trim part I am going to call the "Painted part"
The dome part I am going to call "the dome"
The switches I am going to call "the switches"
The dash will be done in sections too. I will figure them out when I get to them.
Also doing Custom Door cards with speakers.

So, let's start with the painted part...
First, I started with an aggressive sanding of the whole thing to rough it up to recieve 2 part epoxy for the structure repairs and then bondo for the cosmetic parts.
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Then I needed to rebuild the "holes" for the screws to go into. I used 1 Jack in the Box straw, these universal screw recievers I had in a junk drawer and 2 part expoxy.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:06 pm 
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2 part epoxy
drenched everything in and around the straw.
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After this dried, I pre-drilled the hole again to prevent cracking of the epoxy.

I also epoxied the cracks in the painted from the inside and out. move the crack back and forth to allow some of the epoxy to get inside the crack itself . be liberal as alot of the external epoxy will be sanded away.

Then it was time for finishing bondo. This comes in a small tube that looks like a fat tube of tooth paste. no mixing needed. Stinks to hell, but works great.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:12 pm 
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after sanding and couple more touch-up bondo rounds...
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then primer..
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color sanded...
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Follow the paint instruction on the can. It says to wait a few minutes in between coats OR 18-24 hours... I waited 10 minutes in between the 1st 2 coats (they looked flawless) and then about 10 hours later decided to add another coat... FAIL.. This is what happened...
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so back to sanding and prepping.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:44 pm 
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The Dome
Started with sanding. Had to support the plastic/foam part with pressure from the inside or my fingers would have poked thru it. cleaned the surface after sanding with damp cloth and pre-cut the mesh from the fiberglass kit. I screwed together the painted part and the dome after masking the painted part off.
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With a 2 in paint brush I heavily painted the fiberglass gel on after mixing in the hardener. With Rubber gloves on, I smoothed out air pockets then let it dry...
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After a day of drying, I sanded the high spots and cut the excess cloth mesh off with a razor blade. It was hard as a rock and structurally sound, next is bondo..
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Did some more spot filling with the toothpaste bondo. At this point it was so smooth, painting would have been a very nice choice, however, I wanted to do all cloth interior and had some left over Jeans...lol. This is temporary. I will be re-upholstering the whole dash with Denim just not THIS denim.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:55 pm 
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The switches

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Wal Mart has a sticker section by the greeting cards.. $2... Tryied to center the dots over the emblems.
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Lots of sanding. had some cracks on these too. so I repeated the 2 part epoxy process then the spot bondo filler before priming and painting. Did 2 coats of primer then 3 coats of paint 5-10 minutes in between coats. wait 20 minutes or so before taking a safetly pin or razor blade to pic the edge of the sticker and peel them off...
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Once the painted part gets repainted, I will be doing a few coats of clear over all painted parts

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:22 pm 
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so far so good :razz:

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:59 am 
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Looks sick man. I'll be keeping an eye on this.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:19 pm 
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Pretty good man,I'd like to do that, but my dash is not that wrecked


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:19 pm 
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Pretty good man,I'd like to do that, but my dash is not that wrecked


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