Now that the Side Panel has dried, peel the tape off and attach the side detail made of .030 styrene, with plastic cement and trim off the excess once it dries. The dried cement can also be applied to the seams and trimmed down to make it look like one hole piece.
In order to get the cylinder inside the circle, it needs to be JB Welded on the inside and outside edges of the Radar Eye. I applied tape to the outside of the circle to provide the JB Weld a good backing for filling in the holes and grooves between the cylinder and circle. Once that is all filled in, it dries for 24 hours. Once dry the tape is peeled off and the JB Weld is sanded down to make the eye appear seamless.
After the Radar Eye is cut, it needs to be bent into shape and the seams need to be bonded together with JB Weld, The center of the eye piece must be rolled and shaped into a circle. This is also where I cut out the side portion of the Radar Eye.
The materials I used are JB Weld, a PVC coupling to shape the inside cylinder, toothpicks, and blue tape.
Once the Radar Eye is bent into shape, it must be held together with tape and clamps so it does not come apart. The tape was used on the corner seams and for the bottom piece to hold them in place. The JB Weld was mixed per its directions and placed on all the seams. I allowed it to dry for at least 24 hours for maximum strength. This is only the initial bond since you may have to break some of the bonds apart to get a better hold in certain areas.
Next, the center piece is rolled around a PVC coupling to get the round shape. The eye circle is supposed to be 3″ in diameter, so I used a smaller circle since most metal likes its original shape. I rolled the metal around the PVC on the small section and it unrolled almost perfectly for the shape I needed. I put some tape on the shaft of the C-clamp so the JB Weld won’t stick by accident.