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Old 01-01-2010, 09:50 PM
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Re: Is there any way?

I would consult a body shop...there may be something like that
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:54 PM
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Re: Is there any way?

I will give the shop that worked on my Wk a call tomorrow. I am really hoping to get this bezel sanded and bondoed this weekend and maybe finish sanded.
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Old 01-01-2010, 11:15 PM
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Re: Is there any way?

I agree with Scott, your standard Bondo filler will probably be fine.

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I have always heard great things about SEM for interior automotive paint. I'd see if there are any retailer near you.
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Old 01-02-2010, 06:55 PM
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Re: Is there any way?

I normally use SEM products. I have SEM primer from another project and i have some nicel Gloss black that i am going to use over that. I might clear it later down the road. I am only painting the black part of the stock bezel not the whole thing so it should look fine. I will be working on it tomorrow at some point. I had to work all day today so i got nothing done that i wanted to do.
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Re: Is there any way?

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What should i use on the face of this to make it ready for paint?
a flexible epoxy!

like this.

http://www.sjdiscounttools.com/nor6116.html
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Old 01-02-2010, 07:13 PM
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Re: Is there any way?

Oooo Thanks, I will look in to that.
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Re: Is there any way?

i seen it on lx, they used that to fill in the indents in the bumpers......
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:03 PM
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Re: Is there any way?

Update, The epoxy i used began to separate from the plastic. I guess scuffing it was not enough it just did not adhere to the plastic at all. I took it apart and removed all the glue and roughly sanded it. next i am going to sand it more, and use an Plastic Welding Epoxy that i found that claims to permanently bond all types of plastics including abs plastic. I will buy the epoxy this weekend and try it again.
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Re: Is there any way?

Ok, so this has not been forgotten or given up on. Just put on pause. I finally found what i need to make this work and how to do it. Hopefully this weekend i will buy the proper epoxy and filler needed to bond the two pieces and blend it all together.

Then once its all done and sanded i am going to paint the middle section of the nav bezel in Dark Khaki body matched paint.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:49 PM
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Re: Is there any way?

You can use Dura-Glass. I think that's how you spell it. No way it will crack with it unless you punch it and at that you would probably hurt your hand. Glue the back side Dura-Glass the front.

And yes SEM products have some flexibility I like em.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:56 PM
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Re: Is there any way?

What i was going to buy is Flexible SEM Weld. And then use SEM Flexible Polyester Putty on it to"bondo" it before paint prep.
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Re: Is there any way?

Yea!! I like SEM stuff just make sure you glue the back side and scuff the front before you putty. Adhesion will be a problem if you don't scuff good
I like Dura-Glass because it's a one step process. Putty,prime and paint.
Dura-Glass is like fiberglass in a can you mix it like bondo w/ hardener but it has fiberglass like properties.
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