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Old 04-12-2008, 11:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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ok, I've got this project back in mind...
I'm about to dive back into this and get things finished up,
still looking for adhesion tips for these into the stock trim..

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Chris -

I have this "pod on a stalk" for one of my todo-list gauges :

UNIVERSAL SINGLE GAUGE SWIVEL MOUNT METER POD gauges
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/UNIVE...QQcmdZViewItem


Cheesy but get's the job done.

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I'm not a fan of guage pods, I've ran them in the past..
pictures are say, 12 years old?




Not classy enough for me.. I like that streamlined look..

so I made this for my car using a pod made for a mustang..
it had some cracks and stuff using bondo.. it held up just fine,
but I want to overkill on the adhesion stregnth..



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I was thinking for the texture you could use a build up primer and press a grainy section of leather against it while its tack.. Just an idea..
Good idea. I'll have to give that a shot. The original texture is much more leatherish than what a wrinkle paint would provide.
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WHoa! an update finally!!!!!

I just found the baddest stuff to use ever in all my experiences of bonding plastic to plastic..

I desided to stray away from the usuall epoxy plastic stuff and I went with the loctite 1 minute no mix..

A bit pricy for how much you get, but this stuffs beyond hardcore..
as I was letting it setup, I bonded 2 pieces of scrap plastic the grey trim I cut off the A pillar and some scrap left from the A pillar pod I trimmed off..

I didnt scuff these like I did to the project just to see how good it works..
I used to sets of pliers for a tug of war, NOTHING.. I was bending the heck out of the plastic and being pretty violent and all that happened was the plastic itself fatigued, the bonding agent laughed at me and just made me feel weak

Heres what I did.. Not a lot, but its a start..








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I heated up the plastic a little more since the adhesive was holding it in place..
turns out heat plus adhesive wasnt too good of a call LOL

came apart a little bit..

so I just filled it in with this other stuff I bought called Professional Welder..
The Loctite stuff was sweet to work with before I went at it with a heat gun..

I simply used the wire wheel deal on a dremel and the adhesive wears away before the plastic..

So I'll just use this Professional Welder stuff to "grout" it flush and just grind it down and a few payers of primer and It'll be good to go, I still have to add the other pod on the upper side..
The Profess Welder stuff takes 24 hours to setup, so I have some pressure on it..

If I had it my way, I would have bought lots of that Loctite and made quick work of it..








this too is stuff I've never used.. hit or miss, no biggie.. gadda experiment
with new materials all the time or ya never find the bigger or better..

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