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Offline rhino33

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SE bezel restoration
« on: March 09, 2014, 09:55:25 AM »
I have been wanting to do this for a long time. goodbye bezel tape and then the uncut crack free dash with radio and 8 track to install. I  tried to post pics but after 30 minuits im giving up
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Re: SE bezel restoration
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2014, 10:00:30 AM »
Do it yourself LOL

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Re: SE bezel restoration
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2014, 12:44:06 PM »
cool!

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Re: SE bezel restoration
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2014, 07:51:26 PM »
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Re: SE bezel restoration
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2014, 09:11:09 PM »
Not quite understanding what you are doing? Did you just "clean" it up?


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Re: SE bezel restoration
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2014, 12:57:07 AM »
I took the bezel out of my car and pulled off the bezel tape then I cut the engine turn myself. first thing tomorrow im gonna post a pic of it after I spray the gold on.
I did it myself at home in my garage after practicing on a spare bezel, to get the spacing so the turn looks authentic
http://s605.photobucket.com/user/1967ragtop/slideshow/SE%20bezel%20restoration
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Re: SE bezel restoration
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2014, 07:46:14 AM »
Did you use a drill press for the engine turn. I have two bezels I would like to play around with. I guess you used an abrasive pad? 


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Re: SE bezel restoration
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2014, 09:33:06 AM »
yes u have to use a drill press and the bit is a cratex(tm) stick.
the eastwood company used to sell a kit pn 13118 not available but the info is on the internet

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Re: SE bezel restoration
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2014, 03:48:13 PM »
How much overlap do you do? 1/2? What gold color are you using? It must take a lot of time to do the whole bezel.


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Re: SE bezel restoration
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2014, 05:44:16 PM »
I thought of doing my bezel but then I thought I could spend my time doing something else and just pay Randy combs the $150 and he makes the entire dash bezel look perfect. Just my 2 cents.

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SE bezel restoration
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2014, 07:23:12 PM »
I thought of doing my bezel but then I thought I could spend my time doing something else and just pay Randy combs the $150 and he makes the entire dash bezel look perfect. Just my 2 cents.
that takes the fun out of it! Randy does a great job no doubt. I have two extras laying around I want to play around with...   Plus it's a good skill to learn.


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Re: SE bezel restoration
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2014, 07:44:58 PM »
That is true

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Re: SE bezel restoration
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2014, 08:54:52 AM »
this is the first bezel that I have done. no where near the quality I have seen from randy combs pics but at least I can say that I did it myself.
I learned so much from this first one, perhaps if I do another it will turn out better



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Re: SE bezel restoration
« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2014, 04:55:31 PM »
It looks very time consuming. How long did it take you?


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Re: SE bezel restoration
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2014, 06:58:32 PM »
not sure how long it would take to do another one now that I have it all worked out, maybe 4 hours start to finish.

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