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Old 09-11-2009, 06:33 PM
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Default Painting Radio Bezel

Does anyone have a step-by-step diagram for this with pictures? I got the idea from STL's one and I'd really like for mine to be like that cause his looks great.
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STL's Radio Bezel

http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_...0045_large.jpg
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:36 PM
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check out this link
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:38 PM
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U just wanna paint the radio bezel?

1st question what knobs you have on your bezel?

The fewer the better. Simply remove it then you just have to pull the vents out they just clip in there

Mask off the knobs and buttons if you have any ruff it up with sand paper very lightly prime and paint
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:40 PM
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I have the stock radio, and three knobs. And two cigarette lighter things
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:41 PM
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Greyghost, i saw that one. It just didn't help me at all. All that guy did was describe how he did it. not a step by step instruction
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:44 PM
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What 3 knobs u have?

cig light is easier to just leave in pull the out side part and stick tape down in the hole to keep paint out.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:52 PM
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Do you know where I can find a step-by-step?
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Ya bear with me I am uploading some now

I just went out and pulled my bezel off as if I was going to paint it
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:15 PM
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Ya bear with me I am uploading some now

I just went out and pulled my bezel off as if I was going to paint it
i pm'ed him a you tube video of interior painting . hopefully between that video and what stl's cooking up he'll understand what he's getting into?
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:19 PM
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7MM bolt holding bezel on remove those


Use your fingers to pry it off the dash or use a flat blade screw drive and pry it off




Remove the connectors for the 12v


Remove connector for the cig lighter


remove the foglight connection


Unplug radio antenna also remove the radio harness


Now I dont have a stock radio but it removes the same way
pull up on one side to release this tab and gently push radio toward front then repeat on other side and radio will come out the front of the bezel



Remove foglight switch 2 Phillips head screws



Now starting at the bottom of the vent release the tabs holding the vent on once they are released to do the top ones



Now u have this


Remove 12v plug


Stuff tape down in there covering the metal parts of it


Cig lighter cap wont come off so tape around it



Then your ready to paint scuff up the bezel with a light sand paper there is a rubber type stuff on there it will come off easily

If you don't want to remove the rubber just clean real good with soap and water let dry and spray away
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:25 PM
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stl, the lighter that has the cover on the right side, if you stick your finger in the plug and take off the retaining nut on the back side the cover comes out with the insert piece. for future reference.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:30 PM
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Mine don't they are plastic welded into the bezel the older ones probably do

right side


left side
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:33 PM
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that's exactly like the ones i have in my '04 i just used a pair of pliers and gently twisted on the outer part and it twisted right off.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:37 PM
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very interesting.

I looked at them before they just appear to not come out

So you just twist them off and push them back on or twist it back on
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Old 09-11-2009, 08:04 PM
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What kind of paint did you use?
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