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hi all i seen it on the forums before but cant find it . lol someone painted there radio bezel i cant remember the name ether but i just had a question if he/she is still on here. How did u get all the old rubber coating off? im trying to sand it but not much happening. thanks :)

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Brake fluid soak it
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Yeah its not like we dont live in the same town lol
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o lmao nice didnt even notice lol sweet
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i think ive seen ur truck around now that i look at it lol mines not the best i mainly need bumpers lol BAD
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Yeah no problem, prolly seen my rig around
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once i get my truck fixed mine will be more noticable lol just have intake gaskets , drive side cv axel and damn e brake cables to do for inspection lol not sure what im gonna do to it yet
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Thats easy stuff.
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im worried about the intake gaskets never done em before but the rest is gonna be cake for me cus ive done em before lol have to bring it to a garage or something i think lol
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gaskets are simple pm me when u want help
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k cool ty lol
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same with u if yea ever need anything just give me a shout on here :) lol
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Brake fluid as stated above. mine took a total of 3 days/three coats. this is an explorer radio bezel which is why there is two "fog light" holes. one was originally for the rear defrost since its from an explorer. Working on filling in the rear wiper indicator hole. haven't finished yet.

oh yeah, wear nitrile gloves. that **** will burn your hand pretty quick if you're trying to scrub it without the gloves on

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Need to do some more sanding here and get some glazing putty on and sand away (idk when ill get back to it)
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nice now whats this do just like melt the rubber stuff off? lol and holy crap 3 days ill get on it tomorrow and start it
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Man I wish I had thought of that when I painted mine. I took me like three straight hours to sand that thing down and scrape off all the rubber coating. Once you get it to flake off you can peel it off in chunks. I used medium grade steel wool and a couple of paint scrapers to get 'er done.

Though, soaking it in brake fluid seems so much easier!
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nice now whats this do just like melt the rubber stuff off? lol and holy crap 3 days ill get on it tomorrow and start it
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it loosens it up and i guess it melts it off. some take fewer than what mine took but some also take more. be patient with it and let the fluid do its job. I checked and worked mine twice a day
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Man I wish I had thought of that when I painted mine. I took me like three straight hours to sand that thing down and scrape off all the rubber coating. Once you get it to flake off you can peel it off in chunks. I used medium grade steel wool and a couple of paint scrapers to get 'er done.

Though, soaking it in brake fluid seems so much easier!
Yeah i hear ya. the first one i did i did a mix of sanding and pressure washing the damn thing.
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lol nice i got it to flake a lil bit before i posted on here just thought damn theres gotta be a better way lol thanks
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