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Removing Colour Backgrounds From Dials


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#1 Minimani

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 08:08 PM

Hi all, has anyone tried removing colour background stickers from the Rev counter and speedo?

Someone has put yellow backgrounds on mine and I want to go back to standard. Does anyone know if they will come off without faking the original background with them?

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#2 1314cc

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 07:42 AM

I reckon they'd cone off ok but if they were damaged you can get replacement dial face stickers in the correct colour.
Be careful removing the rev counter needle, the shaft is pretty thin. I know because I managed to snap mine a few years ago!

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 08:13 AM

If you are going to try my best advice would be once dismantled GENTLY heat the dials with a hairdryer to help the adhesive release and then if there is any glue residue left wipe WD40 on it, as that will dissolve it without further damage to what is below. Be prepared to have fit new backgrounds though in case they don't come off. Good luck.



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 09:35 AM

I had an assortment of gauges and dials from different cars, so got my backgrounds from Sticky Fingers. They are a good price and very accurately made. Also any custom modifications can be incorporated.

http://martincull.cr...-Dial-Kits.html

 






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