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Tom M

Veglia Gauge repair

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All I can say, I used a red magic marker on the needle when I had the tach apart on the EV.  

 

After about 6 years, it's pretty well faded.   :bbblll:

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Could we get a long-term-test report? How is the paint holding up? And what kind of paint did you use?

 

The paint has held up really well after five+ years and 18k more miles Scud.  I bought the paint at a hobby store but I don't remember who the manufacturer was.  It's probably still kicking around my basement so I'll post that info if I can find it.  I think the color was "international orange".

 

 

I found the paint.  It was Model Master Enamel # FS12197, and the color was international orange.  It does seem to be holding up better than whatever Vague-lia used.

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Are new bezels not available? For Smiths they use an elaborate contraption to roll the crimp back on. You can also do it if you have a lathe.

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