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Theo Whitmont
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Username: old_mate

Post Number: 68
Registered: 04-2020
Posted on Monday, 22 November, 2021 - 11:21:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Gents,

Anyone had any luck refurbishing the white lettering on the dash dials such as those in the photo?

Tips and Tricks most welcome!!

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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 4034
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Monday, 22 November, 2021 - 14:49:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Theo,

I am certain this topic has been covered in the past and I suggest you try searching the following topics using key word "gauge":

1. Small Horsepower

2. Early Post-War

3. Silver Cloud & Bentley S

4. Silver Shadow

5, Silver Spirit

Doing these one-at-a-time should make finding relevant posts easier but tedious as you will then have to find a mention of repainting/refurbishment/relabelling to cover your requirement.

Good luck in finding useful information or one of our members might by able to post their own experience in response to this post.
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Jeff Martin
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Username: jeff_r_1

Post Number: 313
Registered: 07-2018
Posted on Monday, 22 November, 2021 - 15:49:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

This stuff, I think it's on the forum somewhere.
I've never used it myself, but the ones that did, it made an easy job of it.

Great dash BTW, but I'll say it, that modern radio, TSK TSK...

https://www.micro-tools.com/products/l51120
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Theo Whitmont
Experienced User
Username: old_mate

Post Number: 69
Registered: 04-2020
Posted on Monday, 22 November, 2021 - 22:07:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Haha! Jeff I canít disagree. Thank goodness the pic I posted was just something I scraped from the web for illustrative purposes. If it was mine there would be a screwdriver looming over that radio on day one!
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Robert J. Sprauer
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Username: wraithman

Post Number: 715
Registered: 11-2017
Posted on Monday, 22 November, 2021 - 22:18:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

You can buy a paint crayon. This is used to write over the engraving and fills the engraving and wipe off the excess.This is not the same as a paint "marker".
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Jeff Martin
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Username: jeff_r_1

Post Number: 314
Registered: 07-2018
Posted on Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 - 05:51:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

You have been reprieved Theo.

Here's a lacquer stick in action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3dSOiCkoBw
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Theo Whitmont
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Username: old_mate

Post Number: 70
Registered: 04-2020
Posted on Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 - 20:53:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Haha! Jeff I canít disagree. Thank goodness the pic I posted was just something I scraped from the web for illustrative purposes. If it was mine there would be a screwdriver looming over that radio on day one!
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Theo Whitmont
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Username: old_mate

Post Number: 71
Registered: 04-2020
Posted on Wednesday, 24 November, 2021 - 14:07:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

No idea why my comment loaded twice ?!?

Thanks jeff for the link. I'll give it a go.
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Theo Whitmont
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Username: old_mate

Post Number: 72
Registered: 04-2020
Posted on Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 - 00:13:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

So it seems theres a worldwide shortage of these little beauties - alternatively if you can find one overseas, they will gladly send it to you for $80 which strikes me as a little ordinary!!

Does anyone know of an Australian supplier or stockist? The inter-web isn't being kind to me at the moment.

Many thanks for your help.
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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 4038
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Tuesday, 30 November, 2021 - 08:52:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Theo,

Try artist supply houses:

Here's one to start with:

https://www.eckersleys.com.au/drawing/pens-markers/painting

They have a store not far from you at Westfield Bondi Junction.

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