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Excellent tip Joe and Nyles! For a measly $3.47 and an hour of work they turned out great. No need to waste money on replacements. Better spent on body work. They weren't in bad shape to start, but had swirls where they were wiped off without proper cleaning. I'd say they went from 70% to 90%. Well worth it.
Now I gotta figure out what else to do while my car is in the shop. I'm so antsy. I ordered 6 - T8 2 lamp 4 foot fixtures to bring the Sun indoors! Should arrive tomorrow, and significantly brighten up the Shop. Hoping to get an answer or quote tomorrow...
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Nice Job. I also buffed all of my tail light lens and they also came out nice. Much more cost effective vs. buying new.
If you took the clock apart, did you look at the points on the clock spring? Those are usually what get pitted and cause the clock to stop working. Forgot to mention that before.
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Didn't take it apart. Just polished the exterior on that one. The other two I did both sides. I will probably do that though. I want to see if I can clean up the white on all the gauges and maybe paint the needles. I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet. Just get them looking the best I can before install while they're out. The center on the clock could be polished as well.

I took the clock to a local repair shop, the dude said he could probably fix it and would call me. 3 weeks later I stopped in and he said he had a friend, his mentor, in Winslow, AZ who possibly had the parts he would need to fix it. 2 months after initial drop off I went in and he saw me and said "Ahh, sorry man, I was gonna call you, but I couldn't fix it. Here ya go." It looked like he hadn't even touched it. I guess his Mentor wasn't a very good one..
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Macs auto carries a complete line of paint to redo the gauges. Comes in small touch up bottles. Not to cheap, but probably will give you correct color. I used model paint I got from Ace Hardware. Worked for me.
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Thanks Man. I saw those bottles when searching for lenses. As usual, I'll find something cheaper like you said and make that work. The Ace by me is fantastic. The woman there is a firecracker every time I go in there. I enjoy my visits.

Your Dash Looks Bad-***! All your work paid off.
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CHECK OUT THIS LINK TO T BIRD CLOCKS http://www.clockwks.com/The_Clock_Worx.html KENN
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As Nyles said, cleaning the clock spring points and light oil to the end of the gear pivot points got my clock working again. There is a good write-up in the Technical Resource Library.
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As Nyles said, cleaning the clock spring points and light oil to the end of the gear pivot points got my clock working again. There is a good write-up in the Technical Resource Library.
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I had my clock out, but didn't want to wreck the clock, it's a big buck replacement or 70.00 to get someone to fix it for me so....
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Who remembers "clean your clock" as a threat to do bodily harm?
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Who remembers "clean your clock" as a threat to do bodily harm?
lol haven't heard that in a while
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