Gauge face lift

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#1 Gauge face lift

Post by Bernie2015 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:58 pm

Can anyone suggest how best to clean the face of my oil pressure gauge. It looks like oxidation (see photo)
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#2 Re: Gauge face lift

Post by JJC » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:08 am

Is that dirt on the glass, or damage to the face of the gauge ?

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#3 Re: Gauge face lift

Post by Bernie2015 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:24 am

The glass has been removed in the photo
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#4 Re: Gauge face lift

Post by JJC » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:25 am

Just replace...cheap enough. Good luck.

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Post by abowie » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:57 am

I use a cotton bud moistened with paint thinner. You need to be gentle and not scrub too hard.
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#6 Re: Gauge face lift

Post by Bernie2015 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:52 am

Thanks will try that. It's good to keep original stuff in the car if possible.
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#7 Re: Gauge face lift

Post by Robbiee » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:05 am

Gentle cleaning as above
You can carefully mask the white markings and lightly wet and dry the black background and spray with Halfords satin or Matt finish black. I did mine and it looks like the original but a bit cleaner and tidier
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#8 Re: Gauge face lift

Post by Bernie2015 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:09 am

Very helpful thank you - what a mine of information this foum is! Its great to know there is somewhere to go when you run out of repair ideas!
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