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67mike
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From: Arab,AL
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posted 05-24-2001 11:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67mike   Click Here to Email 67mike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We have our 67 dash apart for cleaning and all that. I am wondering what paint or other tricks people use to redo the pods on the outside of the guages. Also what paint can you use to paint the needles. Thanks mike

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Robert K
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posted 05-24-2001 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K   Click Here to Email Robert K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You could try painting the instrument cluster but it's just chrome plated plastic and the paint probably wouldn't stick very well. The best thing to do is just replace it. They are 36.95 from NPD for the black camera case style. What I did on the needles is use fluorescent orange spray paint. Spray a small amount into the spraypaint cap. Then using the tiniest brush you can find, paint the needles using the LEAST amount of paint possible. I put a paper towel behind the needle to keep paint from getting on the gauge.

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Greenstang
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posted 05-24-2001 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree, I just replaced my dash bezel after having painted and "restored" it a couple years ago. The replacement really looks the business.
As for needles, I used a flourescent orange modeling paint, they look really good, for now, I don't know how well they will hold up...

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Marcus
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Robert K
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posted 05-24-2001 02:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K   Click Here to Email Robert K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It should hold up well. I did ours about 5 years ago and it looks just as good now as it did then.
For 36.95 it's just not worth it (to me anyway) to try and cleanup and paint an instrument cluster. One lesson that I have learned is that sometimes it's much more cost effective to go ahead and replace an item instead of cleaning/blasting/painting.
Just my .02

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Greenstang
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posted 05-24-2001 02:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Greenstang   Click Here to Email Greenstang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanx for the info Robert
The first time when I painted it, it was more of a "hurry" thing than anything else, I had just bought the car and was painting the dash in the correct parchment (instead of runny off white that lookeed nasty...) and I wasn't planning on touching the bezel, my father talked me into it...
I had to have the car back together, and had no time to buy a new one. I figured I would replace it soon....
Fast forward two years, and finally having gotten the car painted, it's time to reassemble the interior and one of the thing on the list to replace was the bezel...
it looks 100% better

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``Two cars hitting the barriers is not an ideal way to finish the first day of practice for a Grand Prix,'' - Patrick Head

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