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Old 11-10-2010, 09:09 PM   #41
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very interested in this
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:11 PM   #42
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For both the dynatron and the 3m glaze if I remember right I had about $45 between the 2 . I'll see if I still have the reciepts at home when I get there this weekend . As far as where to buy , I google them and whoever is the cheapest is where I buy it . Check your local automotive paint supply shops locally to, no of local shops had this stuff in stock . Yea you can use it to repair urethane bumpers , thats what both these products are originally intented for .

Sean , I think I would stick to fiberglassing on larger scale projects or clay molds and heat forming ABS or polypropylene on a vacum table . Both the dynatron and the 3m arent available in larger mediums than the tubes in the pictures I showed and would be HELLA expensive to buy enough to larger projects . Both are more suited for smaller projects like bezels and such .

Thanks for the compliments . Hopefully I get more done soon .
Im gonna shoot you some pictures when i decide to tackle it, to see if im looking at the right scale... NEVER thought to heat mold anything aside from projector lens covers, but thats another damn good idea thats totally hindered by my garage full of dumb ****. Id like working clay/abs more than glass, assuming I can figure out the table

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Looks very good! I used fiberglass and bondo on my center console. Holding up great so far.
I also need to grab some materials lists from you Matt, cause you 'glass totally different than I do, every update you do has me like aside from the standard forming/sanding/etc

For now im more than content to be lazy and watch you guys do innovative stuff
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:34 PM   #43
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I cant wait to see this thing finished. I cant to start working on my own!
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Old 11-11-2010, 03:58 PM   #44
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Sean- The heatforming is definately a cleaner process , theres just alot less room for error . Just got to be careful using the correct epoxy to bond the plastics . Most epoxies will permently bond ABS together . Polyprolylene , you can only use an epoxy designed for it ( to my knowledge there is only 1 from 3m ) . All other epoxies or adhesive will not permenantly bond low energy plastics like Polypro . I threw polypro in there because most of the interior panels in these cars are made out of polypro . For the vacum table , you can use an old electric range converted or just make a box , and use a shop vac . Search vacum table or vacum forming on youtube and it will give you a better idea .
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So the ABS gauge pod that i epoxied onto my factory gauge bezel would be a situation where id need the fancy 3m stuff?
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After epoxying it to the bezel , yep... I would be using the dynatron to blend and then 3m to finish off any imperfections . Then a good sealer primer , then paint . I would not use just the 3m alone, its meant to be used more as a finishing glaze .
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what if its getting wrapped? just the dynatron, 3m and then adhesive? (probably wont happen, really a complex piece now, just keeping my options open)

hows the console?
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I feel like this is what the center console should have looked like. This is inspiring to mold a console to the radio bezel to get that sweeping down console effect.
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what if its getting wrapped? just the dynatron, 3m and then adhesive? (probably wont happen, really a complex piece now, just keeping my options open)

hows the console?
If its just getting wrapped, I would jus use the dynatron and sand as smooth . Have fun wrapping that lol .The fb bezel is bitch on its own , and the pods are bitch too . Both together=yikes Im going the extra mile to get a perfectly smooth surface because I think Im gonna try to make mold out of it . Otherwise I wouldnt worry so much as Im wrapping it.

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Anymore pics?
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I feel like this is what the center console should have looked like. This is inspiring to mold a console to the radio bezel to get that sweeping down console effect.
Yes! A sweeping console would really set off the Camaro interior!
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Looks real good.
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man, you're slackin all over
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man, you're slackin all over
I know right lol . I got caught up enrolling for school and other stuff. I should be back at work on this next month .
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I would like to see somebody tackle covering the ash tray and cup holder over. the ashtray (if you have a short throw shifter, and are wearing a long sleeve shirt or sweatshirt, the cuff pulls open the ashtray flip cover.) I'd also like to see someone address the cup holder in the upper console - totally useless, and ugly. I'd like to see someone be able to fill these in - keeping the same shape of the OE console, then cover it in leather. I think that would change the whole appearance of the console.
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If I can get my hands on an LT1 camaro radio bezel and spare LS1 console and a shitloat of time I'll attempt molding an ls1 console to the radio bezel lollol.
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that photochop pic looks great, your progress is coming along
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Keep us posted!
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Any Update?
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Its still alive and well....I am just( and have been)absolutely buried in school projects right now and a full time job I hope to get back at this early this summer, along with some cool 98-02 camaro dash stuff too.
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