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I cut the hole slightly to big for the switch...

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DocShay

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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:22 am

Hey guys,

I know I can't make this "perfect" unless I buy a new peice - but anything to help it blend in a little better.





While in direct light its pretty noticeable....in dimmer situations its not so bad. But either way - Is there anything I can use to try and fill the gaps a little bit? All I can really think of is black electrical tape...

Also - How do you guys typically get your holes for switches? I've just been using a drill - but my largest drill bit still isnt large enough...so I force the drill from side to side while spinning to make the hole larger...really tedious and annoying.

Anyway, thanks for any input you may have!
Kevin_S

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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:31 am

....SHOCKER: buy a larger bit

Fiberglass if you're really skilled or buy some black epoxy....that's what i'd do (epoxy).
bad venge

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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:54 am

buy bigger switch ,,,, icon_wink.gif
Cyber Knight

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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:59 am

Get some paintable silicone, fill the holes, and paint the silicone black to match.
TRogers

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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:06 pm

They make black silicone icon_smile.gif
corvettecrazy

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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:44 pm

JB weld. At least it will harden and you can sand and paint it to match.
TRogers

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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:15 pm

corvettecrazy wrote:
JB weld. At least it will harden and you can sand and paint it to match.


That's a good idea.

If it was me, I always have fiberglass and spot putty or bondo in my garage so I would go that route.


Come to think of it, I have an unopened package of JB Weld too. Love that stuff. icon_biggrin.gif
H-Town

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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:40 pm

black silicone should do trick with minimal effort
alkatmsu

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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:06 pm

DocShay wrote:

Also - How do you guys typically get your holes for switches? I've just been using a drill - but my largest drill bit still isnt large enough...so I force the drill from side to side while spinning to make the hole larger...really tedious and annoying.


If you have a dremel, use that to make the hole larger. It'll make a much smoother hole as well.
Tat2Dragons

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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:18 pm

If it was my car,I would open the holes for each switch a tad larger,so they can be moved to the right a bit.Then install small thin washers painted black,directly underneath each switch,held in place from underneath with some hot glue.This should look good and will certainly cover the mistake. icon_cool.gif
Cooper

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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:22 pm

Maybe take a look at a Unibit . Its a versatile alternative to buying a whole set of larger drill bits .
ryan71489

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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:06 pm

Unibit FTW! It was like $30 bucks or so and i use it for so many things!!
pgiordano

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Post Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:16 pm

there is a tool that i use all of the time
AutoAustin

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Post Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:07 pm

pgiordano wrote:
there is a tool that i use all of the time


That's what she said
Drifting10

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Post Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:14 pm

automotive putty.....

and i just have a pencil file that i used after i get the hole drilled to file it out to the right size works perfectly
pgiordano

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Post Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:49 am

AutoAustin wrote:
pgiordano wrote:
there is a tool that i use all of the time


That's what she said


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bugs825

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Post Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:40 pm

I agree with the black silicone. I would use Black RTV though. It is a little easier to work with than silicone.

Nathan
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Post Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:36 pm

Whenever you get a new plate and decide to redo your switches get one of these bits (unless you want to buy a unibit)
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This bit makes holes that are the perfect size for those round rocker switches. Its exactly what I used for my switch install.
daven75

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Post Sat Jun 06, 2009 10:28 pm

yea, thats wat i use but the older versions lol.
Chris

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Post Sun Jun 07, 2009 5:51 am

wtf?
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