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thirsty390
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Hi,

Bought these white gauge face plates.

Before I start, thought I would see if anyone has done these before, and got any pointers.

The one point that has thrown me is it came with about 15 strips of off white labels, as pictured.

What are these strip labels for?

Also, has anyone installed these yet?
Any pointers?



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Ok, peeled the back plastic off one of the gauge faces and they havent got a sticky backing.
I assumed these faces with a definate peelable back would have an adhesive surface.

The strips are a very thin , clear double sided tape.

I have to unpick the gauge faces to do this properly.

Going to the pub now to grab some beers.
Its gonna take a while!!
This will be a test of patience by the looks of it.


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Well, its done.

Was a very fiddly job.
Unpicked all the gauge face plates I could.

Used every one of the double sided tap strips to do the job.
Once you peel the tap back, getting them in position with the needled basically in your way was a real test of patience.
You had to keep to slightly elevated until you are hopefully lined up in the right spot and once you drop it on the exposed tape, its staying there!!
Luckily I test fitted most first, and very slowly manouvered them in position and they all fitted in nicely.

I still am sourcing the heater control panel in Aluminium, which is proving hard to get, but I'll get one.

Pics below.

I am happy with how it turned out.
I was a bit suss on how sticking faces over the old gauges would work out, but it looks like it has been there all along. I give em a thumbs up :thumb:





















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That looks terrific Thirsty... the blue LED (?) lighting up the white faces - shit hot!


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mikes68 wrote
That looks terrific Thirsty... the blue LED (?) lighting up the white faces - shit hot!
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Those Coronas obviously helped. It all looks purdy to me!
Great job Thirsty! Dance


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That looks super Thirsty. With the heater control plate, you'll probably find it's chromed under that all that black. Might look a bit better, while you search for or make a suitable inlay.


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Looks much better, nice one!


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Thanks All,

Now for the next job to the mustang - Where's that list???


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Looks great.
Since there is nothing saying that it is kph, you can lie to unsuspecting passengers about how fast you are going.


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