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Edited by bob808 - 2/25/12 at 7:25pm
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I have to figure how to attach the mesh. I'm thinking silicone caulk. What would you guys use?

I'm guessing you need something that will let it lay flat on the back of the cover, I would go with an epoxy.
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I'd also go with some kind of adhesive. Not sure caulk will be strong enough. DAP Contact Cement is the ****. Make sure you grab the red can. A little goes a looong way. Apply it to both pieces, let it "dry" until it doesn't look wet Also use it in a well ventilated aera, it will have your tripping. I just hope you don't ever plan to remove anything if you go with this stuff cause it is serious strong, and stick it together right the first try. Might not be a bad idea to try some test pieces before you do the real thing.

post #94 of 794
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Thanks for the suggestions guys- I'll do some tests and look into it.

I drilled some holes for attaching the window. I had to be careful as clearances are pretty tight, so I put some tape on the painted side of the door, and drew some lines and points. Next, I put the door together and inserted the acrilic window and taped it to the aluminum skin to prevent it from moving. Then I grabbed my trusty Makita cordless drill and drilled 12 holes for bolts (3 for each side).

Clearance is tight for the nuts, but it fits-

img0261l.jpg

When I removed the tape, this setback happened. I guess I should've used blue tape instead of the green, but I didn't have any...

img0263v.jpg

Not that big of a deal, I'll just sand it smooth and paint it again, but the paint should've stuck better than that. I used the same brand primer and paint, and cleaned the sanding dust off good.. maybe the 1000 grit sandpaper i used to smooth the primer didn't leave enough for the paint to grab onto.. who knows?
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That is nice paint work! That looks amazing!
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This seriously looks amazing. I love your attention to detail. Top notch work!
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This looks amazing, but I'm slightly annoyed frown.gif... I made a bet with one of
my friends that I will never think that case looks good :sad:
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This looks amazing, but I'm slightly annoyed frown.gif... I made a bet with one of
my friends that I will never think that case looks good :sad:

Bad bet
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Bad bet

But it was so ugly to begin with frown.gif... How does this happen? The inside looks good, but the outside makes me shudder tongue.gif
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