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Remove and Paint gauge needles #62875 Nov 24, 10:29pm Nov 24, 10:29pm
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Remove and Paint gauge needles
I know i saw a thread a while back that showed how to remove the needles on our gauges and get rid of the orange part so they are clear. I tried searching but couldn't come up with anything. anybody know how to do it or know where the thread is?

Re: Remove and Paint gauge needles [Re: spaztikid] #62876 Nov 24, 10:36pm Nov 24, 10:36pm
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Dude...I was just about to make a post about how to do this, that's freaky! Anyways, yah, I remember the post and apparently you use clear nail polish remover to make them clear. The question I have is I don't want to remove the needles like the post stated. Can I slip something under them to keep the remover off the cluster and then apply it to the needle while it's still on?

Re: Remove and Paint gauge needles [Re: spaztikid] #62877 Nov 24, 10:40pm Nov 24, 10:40pm
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i dont think you can do it w/o removing the needles...i just dont know how...

Re: Remove and Paint gauge needles [Re: spaztikid] #62878 Nov 25, 5:56am Nov 25, 5:56am
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I believe you use brake parts cleaner

whatever you do, DO NOT LET IT SIT ON THERE

you will melt the needle and have to buy a new cluster


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Re: Remove and Paint gauge needles [Re: spaztikid] #62879 Nov 25, 6:17am Nov 25, 6:17am
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try putting the remover on a q-tip and then applying the remover that way. it might take a lil longer but you don't have to remove the needles and since its only a q-tip, you only have a minimum amount of remover

Re: Remove and Paint gauge needles [Re: spaztikid] #62880 Nov 25, 10:08am Nov 25, 10:08am
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how hard are the clear needles to see? I'm thinking of getting a new gauge face and I need to know if I'll still be able to see them.

Re: Remove and Paint gauge needles [Re: pinoyesv6] #62881 Nov 25, 10:18am Nov 25, 10:18am
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Originally Posted by pinoyesv6

try putting the remover on a q-tip and then applying the remover that way. it might take a lil longer but you don't have to remove the needles and since its only a q-tip, you only have a minimum amount of remover
keep another qtip or cotton w/ water close by to wipe down the needle.. i did't do this but i remember reading the post where this was... this might help

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