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A simple "nice job" just wouldn't suffice huh Syrillian?
Of course not. Syrillian doesn't speak in our primitive, colloquial tongue - he speaks in proverbs and riddles.
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Wow that does look really good. I can hardly wait see it done yet I am going to miss it when it is through.
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tehpwnerofn00bs, Great48, MrQ, repo_man, Syrillian; Thanks you for the kind comments! Syrillian, if I hadn't read so many poetic posts from you, I'd swear you had some resource you were cut and pasting them from.

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love where that rhoebus might go.
Yeah, I think that's a lock, I'm just not quite sure how I'm going to mount it yet. Mounting directly to the bezel is out. The way that thing comes off, you kind of have to swing it outward toward you a bit too, so countersinking the knobs like I wanted might make for clearance issues. If I can squeeze it forward far enough into the bezel's backside, I'll probably mount it to a bracket attached to the chassis, with oversized holes in the bezel for the stalks to poke through. That should give me room for the swinging action needed to pull the front off the case.

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To be honest, I was kinda surprised. I mean, I was looking through those pics and I saw knives, tape, and goop, but then *bam* it was all pretty.
Well, that just goes to show you... Here I was all stoked that I got three consecutive posts over several days to actually give a nice chronological description of the body work to the bezel; and all I managed to do was make a mess.


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Amid the clutter and chaos they see the potentiality of what could be....not what is...
Well said, and thank you. So.. what is it when you see the actual results of what is, and not what could be? Here's a more honest shot of what sort of work is left to do there:



Pinholes, gouges from the dremel work in my grooves, seams not filled from bits I glued together, one edge I sanded down a bit too far... and that's just what I see at a glance in that picture... of about a fourth of the bezel.

The "genious is in the details", but really finishing a job like this is the same thing as starting one, just on a smaller scale. Sand, fill, sand, prime, repeat. Working with body fillers is actually easy, there's very little chance you will take something to the point that it's completely beyond salvage.

You just have to have the patience to keep working the project until it's actually "finished".
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Great job with the case. I just scanned through the whole thread, and I'm amazed. The amount of prep work that you put into it is just insane, which shows in the quality of the finished components. I really like the idea of using the template for the hole saw, as I must admit that I have slipped before. I'll be watching this one from now on


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You just have to have the patience to keep working the project until it's actually "finished".
I should really learn something from this one. I have two unfinished projects on here and I just started a third Hopefully it will get wrapped up soon.
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Woha - nice!

That idea for the front has come out really well, and it's simple without looking plain at all. Couldn't see it mentioned, but are you respraying it glossy black?

Those knobs should stand out really well
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Pinholes, gouges from the dremel work in my grooves, seams not filled from bits I glued together, one edge I sanded down a bit too far... and that's just what I see at a glance in that picture... of about a fourth of the bezel.

The "genious is in the details", but really finishing a job like this is the same thing as starting one, just on a smaller scale. Sand, fill, sand, prime, repeat. Working with body fillers is actually easy, there's very little chance you will take something to the point that it's completely beyond salvage.

You just have to have the patience to keep working the project until it's actually "finished".
Agreed. Filler isnt that hard to work with, if you put too much on just sand it off, and if you put too little, add more! I hate the 'finishing' part, I actually still have some dimples/pinholes here and there on my own bezel that got painted over. Didnt see them until the paint was on there. I'm debating going back and refilling them. Anyway, off my build in your thread! Getting those scratches in the grooves will be fuuuunnnn there buddy LOL. You'll make it look easy though!
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I really like the idea of using the template for the hole saw, as I must admit that I have slipped before.
Yeah, I can't remember if I showed it in this thread, but after botching one up pretty well, I've used that holesaw method all the way down to 1.75" holes I cut to plug some of CD's cable management grommets into. It really works a treat.


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Couldn't see it mentioned, but are you respraying it glossy black?
The plan is for a semi-gloss black, similar to typical steel case factory finish and pretty much an exact match to the factory interior on this one. Admittedly, every time I see pic's of someones nice clear job they did at home, I second guess myself on the semi gloss.


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Getting those scratches in the grooves will be fuuuunnnn there buddy LOL. You'll make it look easy though!
Spoken like a man who knows. I don't know what's worse. Sanding out the inside corner details, or building up edges.

One thing I do know... It's definitely not easy.
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A company over here called Scan made a great 3XS System with an awesome paint job, it was a glossy black job which looks awesome I'll grab you a picture of the review I saw it in later if I can find it, it was in a magazine
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The plan is for a semi-gloss black, similar to typical steel case factory finish and pretty much an exact match to the factory interior on this one. Admittedly, every time I see pic's of someones nice clear job they did at home, I second guess myself on the semi gloss.
Gloss!!! I vote for gloss here, semi just wont do it justice!!

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Spoken like a man who knows. I don't know what's worse. Sanding out the inside corner details, or building up edges.

One thing I do know... It's definitely not easy.
Hahah, yea, (think i said is in a PM) I've worked at a few body shops, I know the pain of detail sanding The inside corners are my demons (why I still have some pinholes in the corners of mine ) and the corners are easy. Like you said my friend, either way it's gonna be time consuming!
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Can you not fill the holes with high build? and maybe use a razorblade to squeeze it it there. Of course tape off everything you don't want sprayed. Just a thought.
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