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Did you just use palmolive and water to clean up the white on the faces of each gauge? Looks good! Im always afraid to clean those as I have a history of using a cleaner that removes the paint too :(
 
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Did you just use palmolive and water to clean up the white on the faces of each gauge? Looks good! Im always afraid to clean those as I have a history of using a cleaner that removes the paint too :(
I tried that and purple power on a q tip.
I was worried about the same thing.
thanks!
 
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Be careful on the easy off oven cleaner! Took more than the top layer of paint off mine.... went all the way down to metal.
I plan to be very cautious. I think the passenger rear quarter is bondo’d like the driver side. I’m going to experiment there first.
 
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ok so purple power wont damage them then? is yours dilluted? I wanna do this right.
I don’t think I diluted it, I normally don’t. It might be simple green purple stuff from Home Depot.
I was kind of winging it because they were so bad anyway I figured if I screwed one up I’d need a replacement regardless.
 
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For $1.00, I have a speedometer needle I can see again. I did the rest to match even though they weren’t bad. A bit more red than the originals, but I’m not concerned.

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They had also cut holes in the rear crossmember for turn signals that never worked. I need to make a long strap to bridge the gap to bolt the reflectors to.

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Started to pull the dash apart to strip the beige off.
Anyone have a spare H knob or two they’d part with?
Are snap ring pliers the trick to removing the knob bezels?

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