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Lmood 10-08-2009 11:03 PM

How to remove and paint radio bezel
 
just finished my first mod, painting the radio bezel. im pretty happy with the result and cant wait to start painting other interior parts. here is a bit of a how-to/progress pics.
here we have the stock grid pattern bezel
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0743.jpg
need to pull this panel down
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0745.jpg
there we go
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0746.jpg
unscrew this screw
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0747.jpg
and this one
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0748.jpg
open up the cup holder and ashtray and pull out
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0750.jpg
undo the 4 or 5 wire harness'
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0751.jpg
if replacing the stock radio, undo the 4 screws on the corners
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0752.jpg
undo the 4 screws on the corners of the hvac control knobs and the 4 screws on the tray
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0756.jpg
drill out the plastic welds. and i cut the three welds on the top of the panel
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0757.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0759.jpg
sanded for the most part
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0760.jpg
primed, but i still needed to do a lot more sanding
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0761.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0762.jpg

Lmood 10-08-2009 11:04 PM

guide coat
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0765.jpg
still more sanding
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0768.jpg
wetsanded and ready for paint
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0770.jpg
color and clear coat
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0771.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0772.jpg
wetsanded and polished
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0774.jpg
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0775.jpg
put back together :smileup:
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...0/IMG_0779.jpg

Sparky 10-08-2009 11:08 PM

That looks great, and thanks for the walk threw.

CdnoilRAM 10-08-2009 11:35 PM

Awesome job and great walkthrough:rep:

Excoastie 10-09-2009 07:52 AM

looks good

LYC79 10-09-2009 08:39 AM

Good job! :rep: for the write up and the pics

chithead 10-09-2009 09:05 AM

I have to rep you for that. Lots of people have asked about painting their interior, and without taking the panels off it is hard to describe those plastic welds. Awesome write-up!

bones64 10-09-2009 09:49 AM

dash
 
Awsome step by step instructions. Extremely helpfull to anyone wanting to do this. Great job and looks great. How much time from start to finish approx. Thanks bones64:smileup::smileup::smileup:

BlueJet 10-09-2009 09:50 AM

Very awesome write up!! :rep:


P.S. I hoep you don't mind, I changed the title and moved it to the Knowledge Base section! :smileup:

LYC79 10-09-2009 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlueJet (Post 89072)
P.S. I hoep you don't mind, I changed the title and moved it to the Knowledge Base section! :smileup:

Good idea. But I would also add to the title "... and paint it" since also the painting process is well explained :smileup:


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