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Old 11-20-2014, 12:58 AM
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air guide gauge clean up

Since I looked but could not find one here is my thread on what I did to refresh my air guide speedometer's from my 91 prostar.
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:13 AM
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More pictures, used testers model paint for the needle and painted inside of housing black. Yellowing of plastic really made the numbers themselves look yellow too. Also repainted bezel and ring inside. Might not be as bright when lit but I'm honestly not interested in night running...

Oh and not pictured I used mother's back to black to clean and brighten the gauge faces. Online research didn't give much help avd happened to have that in my car. Worked good I think. Has UV protection too.
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:17 AM
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Better before and after of gauge faces. With back to black and needle repainting
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:41 AM
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nice work! one of my speedo's missing the set needle.
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Old 11-22-2014, 01:51 PM
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Really cool, well done!
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Old 11-24-2014, 02:03 PM
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Thanks, so is one of mine and it has a cracked front cover, classic gauge restoration place sells the lenses, just deciding if I get two new ones or just one, other looks pretty good currently....

Painted the set needle orange too, unsure how I feel about it. I'll post pictures, can sheets go back to white.

I do have the set needle from my other gauge with the cracked face, I was thinking I'd make a new knob for it.

Then got to see if gweaver is still cutting those nice dash plates because I'm going to update all my panels this spring, money willing lol.
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:44 PM
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chris, how did you pull the set knob out..? was playing with a spare I have and did not want to break anything
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:59 PM
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Thanks, so is one of mine and it has a cracked front cover, classic gauge restoration place sells the lenses, just deciding if I get two new ones or just one, other looks pretty good currently....

Painted the set needle orange too, unsure how I feel about it. I'll post pictures, can sheets go back to white.

I do have the set needle from my other gauge with the cracked face, I was thinking I'd make a new knob for it.

Then got to see if gweaver is still cutting those nice dash plates because I'm going to update all my panels this spring, money willing lol.
Chris, gweaver made me a set of dash switch panels a month or so back. They turned out beautifully and he was very good to work, if you wanted something modified he would take care of it.
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Old 11-24-2014, 06:39 PM
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Hey Mike, I actually bent my needle down by accident and chipped some white off so I decided to paint it then bend it back. It appears to be pressed on and does not look like it can come apart. I'm probably going to use a screw and nut on the one missing a knob. Unsure my plan.

Thanks flyguy, his work looks great. Gotta save my pennies this winter!
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Old 11-24-2014, 06:45 PM
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The model paint is hard to work with, dries very fast, gets streaky, it is like nail polish, works well on small areas though.
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