Guage restoration


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Solina Dave
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Guage restoration

Postby Solina Dave » Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:07 am



I've been doing some light maintenance on my '78 GL1000 through the winter to get it ready for next season. I've had this motorcycle since it was new.
My Temp/Fuel/Volts guages are very clean and working well, but the red tips on the needles, and the red and blue sections on the dials are quite faded. I'm not sure but I think that at one time that paint was luminous and reflective. Also, the lettering on the fuel guage has some rust staining. The Temp and Volts lettering is still like new.
Can anyone recommend a guage restoration company that would restore these faces to their original condition. I'd attempt it myself, but as I'm sure you're aware, the dismantling requires proper tools and expertise that I don't have.
Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

Come on spring...................Dave


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Re: Guage restoration

Postby aussiegold » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:21 am

Pistol Pete has an excellent reputation and is a Goldwing expert to boot. :D
a link to his site..............http://www.oldwings.com/

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Solina Dave
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Re: Guage restoration

Postby Solina Dave » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:21 am

Thanks for the link Oz. It appears they have well established services in place for motorcycle guage restoration. I'll contact them, and go from there.
Thanks again.......................Dave
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Re: Guage restoration

Postby SnoBrdr » Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:44 pm

aussiegold wrote:Pistol Pete has an excellent reputation and is a Goldwing expert to boot. :D
a link to his site..............http://www.oldwings.com/


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Solina Dave
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Re: Guage restoration

Postby Solina Dave » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:59 pm

Thanks for the suggestion and the link guys. I've just sent Pete an email. i'll just have to wait and see how it goes. I'll let you know.
...................Dave
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Solina Dave
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Re: Guage restoration

Postby Solina Dave » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:26 pm

Pete got back to me and said they didn't work on 78/79 guage pods because demand was too low, and the adhesive on the dial decals would deteriorate sitting on the shelf waiting for a job. I suppose that's hard to argue with. Back to the drawing board!
Thanks anyway for your help.............Dave


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