Tip for repairing an s-13 radio trim plate.

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2ndnissan
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Tip for repairing an s-13 radio trim plate.

Postby 2ndnissan » Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:17 am

My trim plate had a huge crack /large chip on the center bar that separates the radio from the a/c controls. Luckily I found a used trim plate in a junkyard that was broken all across the bottom but had the center bar intact. I cut the bad section out of mine and the good section of the other plate on the ends. Then I took a craft stick(just wooden flat sticks like popsickle sticks that I got at Walmart) and epoxied one of those to my trim plate(expoxy on both ends of broken area so the stick spanned the section). Then I epoxied the good section from the junkyard trim plate to the stick. This gave extra support to that area and really doesn't interfere with how the plate fits. After a little bondo ,filler and paint I can't tell there ever was a crack.Using Duplicolor filler/primer really helped.It's sandable and really helped fill minor imperfections in the surface.


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Re: Tip for repairing an s-13 radio trim plate. (2ndnissan)

Postby robojew » Mon May 18, 2009 6:29 am

Looks great man! Especially concidering it came from two different pieces of trim

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Re: Tip for repairing an s-13 radio trim plate. (2ndnissan)

Postby Wc240 » Sat May 23, 2009 6:48 pm

looks good.

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Re: Tip for repairing an s-13 radio trim plate. (Wc240)

Postby 2ndnissan » Sun May 24, 2009 7:36 am

Thanks! I hate seeing any parts wasted! I've already used the leftovers from the broken one ipicked up to repair an plastic part on out Matrix too.


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