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    What tools needed to cut dash bezel?

    What tools do I need to cut it to make a 1.5 din a 2 din? It's a Tahoe. I went to the junkyard. They had some, but all the wrong color. I don't really know how to paint it to match. What tools do I need to cut it without making it looked hacked up? If it is easier to paint it, tell me how and what specific paint for plastic to use?







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    Re: What tools needed to cut dash bezel?

    Dremel




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    Re: What tools needed to cut dash bezel?

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    Dremel
    Which bit for Dremel? What about a rotozip?




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    Re: What tools needed to cut dash bezel?

    i use the mandrel with the cutting blades with my dremel




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    Re: What tools needed to cut dash bezel?

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    Re: What tools needed to cut dash bezel?

    I use a cut-off wheel.

    And for paint, SEM has plastic dyes that work well.



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    Re: What tools needed to cut dash bezel?

    Quote Originally Posted by mokedaddy View Post
    I use a cut-off wheel.

    And for paint, SEM has plastic dyes that work well.
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    Dremel has been a great investment. Cut off wheels are very handy. Just tape things off carefully and draw your cut lines on the tape and with a steady hand (take your time) you can get it cut. Cut a little small to give yourself room to sand down if need be.

    SEM products are great, they also have a texture spray you can use if you need to mimic the factor finish on a smooth panel.



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    Re: What tools needed to cut dash bezel?

    i use air saw and acorn grinder
    if you paint it make sure you prep it good (bulldog etc..)
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    Re: What tools needed to cut dash bezel?

    I'll experiment with the wheel first.




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    Re: What tools needed to cut dash bezel?

    Is a spiral saw like rotozip no good?




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    Re: What tools needed to cut dash bezel?

    Quote Originally Posted by dappa5 View Post
    i use air saw and acorn grinder
    if you paint it make sure you prep it good (bulldog etc..)
    trust me adhesion promoter is vital
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    Re: What tools needed to cut dash bezel?

    If I paint an 03' bezel, does the factory paint have to be completely stripped? I know I have to sand it, clean it, use adhesion promoter, Krylon Fusion/SEM paint, and maybe krylon clear? I want a mat finish and I'm wondering will the clear coat make it look shiney? I read the clear would make the paint last a lot longer? Can someone walk me through the steps? I'm just trying to match the factory color, nothing fancy.




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    Re: What tools needed to cut dash bezel?

    a quick run down -

    sand dash with a coarse grit, like 200

    clean thoroughly

    spray 1 or 2 light coats of primer

    sand primer if there are any imperfections. this time use like a 600 grit. re-primer if necessary

    spray paint it with light coats until happy, if you do multiple coats allow atleast 5 min in between each coat

    you can stop here, or if you want to clear it I would wet sand with a fine grit like 1600 and then spray on a couple coats of clear.

    you can choose the type of clear, too, glossy or dull.

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    Re: What tools needed to cut dash bezel?

    air saw and - file to fit, if you do it good enought you might not have to paint anything.




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