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Old 12-13-2009, 06:21 PM   #1
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Dash gauge glass removal

Any instructions on how to remove the bezel on the three dash gauge's in order to clean the backside of the glass (or is it plastic?)? Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2009, 06:39 PM   #2
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I think one of the members, Randallneighbour, has a DIY page on changing gauge face which involves taking off the glass/plastic.

http://www.iwantaporsche.net/cluster.htm
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:48 PM   #3
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Yup! That'll do it.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:04 PM   #4
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bezel removal

I just want to remove the bezel's, not take out the whole dash! Can this be done in order to just clean the back faces of the dial's??? Do the bezel's twist off or snap off in some way? Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2009, 08:27 PM   #5
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I don't think so, I see no other way of getting it out.
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:43 AM   #6
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JTP is right. It only takes about 10 minutes though, and when you do it you can finally clean under the cluster properly.

Go for it!
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Old 06-10-2010, 02:37 AM   #7
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if you take it all apart can you seperate the rings from the glass to paint them?
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Old 06-10-2010, 03:32 AM   #8
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Nope. The rings are plastic and the "glass" is plastic and the face of the gauges is all glued together. I put aluminum trim rings OVER my existing rings with a couple of drops of thick CA glue (when it was apart and face down on a table.
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:14 AM   #9
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I don't fancy trying the mask of the clear bit, i have visions of it looking naff, might have to just buy the rings but they are 100 in the UK, thats twice the price as you guys get them for!!
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:37 AM   #10
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Buy them off eBay or from the US! Your money goes a loooong way here.

BTW - we think our "lower" price for these stupid little aluminum rings is outrageous.

And what's "naff"?
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:11 AM   #11
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Buy them off eBay or from the US! Your money goes a loooong way here.

BTW - we think our "lower" price for these stupid little aluminum rings is outrageous.

And what's "naff"?
naff = looks rubbish (does not look very good)

I will look on ebay, cheers

Edit: Forgot to say that your site is really good and i love your car.
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