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Re: gauge refurbishing..
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2011, 10:32:42 »

...I just am not sure if i can take the "glass" off and clean under it. I've gotten a majority of it all cleaned up though
YES...you can take the plastic clear lens off. You will notice that the lens is actually held on by a plastic 'rivet' type plugs in the 4 corners...but this only allows you to remove the front part of the gauge from the housing itself. You can not actually remove JUST the clear lens itself as that is permanently molded into the front black fascia of the gauge cluster (just look for the white melted plastic 'weld' spots).
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Re: gauge refurbishing..
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2011, 11:39:50 »

Ok, that's what I was afraid of. Its really nasty between the lens and that black part, but if I can't get it off..I guess I won't worry about it..lol
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Re: gauge refurbishing..
« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2011, 12:36:12 »

You should be able to clean it up with some soap & water though. I think that's what I did with mine. I soaped it up, you can't get at all the nooks and crannies otherwise. The water/soap won't hurt the plastic housing. I ended up using some plastic polish to take out the various scratches and swirls...that worked great. Check out this older thread on this subject: https://www.dippy.org/forum2/index.php/topic,1323.0.html
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Re: gauge refurbishing..
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2011, 12:48:31 »

Yeah, the gauges are pretty much clean, there are a few spots I couldn't quite get the nasty out, but I think it'll look fine.
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Re: gauge refurbishing..
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2011, 01:45:59 »

Just do not use anything very harsh when cleaning the gauge faces- you run the risk of killing the old paint :doh:
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