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Old 09-12-2019, 11:32 AM   #1
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Help with guages

I am restoring the guage cluster on my 66. I am using Astronauts thread which is great but I was wondering how to clean the actual guages themselves. Like the electronics, behind the faceplates?

soft brush and some type of solvent?

Any advice?
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:44 PM   #2
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Re: Help with guages

I did not use any solvent, but mine weren't real dirty. I just used my air hose lightly and blew the dust off. I don't remember what pressure I used though. I was afraid a solvent may hurt them more than dirt and dust, but if someone has used something I would love to know too.
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Old 09-12-2019, 08:55 PM   #3
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Re: Help with guages

I was using some 91% rubbing alcohol to wipe off the dust on mine, and it did not damage the paint or anything like that. It worked pretty good for me and I didn't ruin the cardboard around the bulbs inside
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Old 09-13-2019, 06:45 AM   #4
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Re: Help with guages

I just use a little contact cleaner on the contacts and light air on the rest. The wires on the gauges are very small and can be broken easily. A q tip works well with a little windex to get the back of the faces if needed.
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