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Old June 7th, 2013, 10:53 AM
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Dash guage cleanup

The metal rings around my speedo, gas, temp etc are a little rusty. Anyone know how to remove them so I can repraint? Do I need to pull the whole instrument panel off? Or can I pop them off from the outside? Thx

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Old June 7th, 2013, 11:24 AM
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Rings are part of the gauges and retain the glass. Would need to remove the binnacle, each gauge removes through the front by releasing the retainer thumbscrew behind. Mask and paint is the safest way to avoid damaging the rings as they are flimsy.

If not too bad i'd just mask in place and brush clean, paint with a rust converter, and then topcoat with black.

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Old June 7th, 2013, 11:31 AM
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