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05-24-2011 11:53 PM
baldy I used aluminum foil. Using it like steel wool, it takes the rust off and puts the flat silver color back. Did it to my 93' 8 years ago and just now starting to need to do it again.

05-24-2011 11:35 AM
OlHossCanada
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Originally Posted by shark88 View Post
I was going to paint mine silver if that didn't work out, just curious why I see a lot of people using black? It kinda makes the gauges stick out like a sore thumb to me.
I recall someone mentioning to use a flat black paint to cut down on glare that is common from the polished trim rings.
05-24-2011 10:35 AM
flitecontrol Shark, I agree with you.
05-24-2011 01:59 AM
shark88 I use some of my gun cleaners to get rid of almost all of the surface rust that was on my gauges. I think one more time with some fine steel wool will just about do the trick. I was going to paint mine silver if that didn't work out, just curious why I see a lot of people using black? It kinda makes the gauges stick out like a sore thumb to me.
05-23-2011 07:56 PM
OlHossCanada
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Originally Posted by wolflrv View Post
I think this is the thread you're looking for...this is what I plan to do to mine too.

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...ing+gauge+trim
Thanks wolf. That thread shows the finished product off very well.

There was an even earlier thread that showed the work in progress, taping etc.
Ha- found it: https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8047
05-23-2011 03:46 PM
wolflrv I think this is the thread you're looking for...this is what I plan to do to mine too.

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...ing+gauge+trim
05-23-2011 02:40 PM
OlHossCanada Here is a link with a little info on painting the gauge trim.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthrea...speedo%2Brings

There is an old thread with a complete write-up and pics, but I can`t find it now.
The best results will be obtained by taping the main part of the gauge off from the trim rings. Prying the rings off will end up with "ripples" when it is reinstalled.
I recall someone mentioning to use a flat black paint to cut down on glare that is common from the polished trim rings.
05-23-2011 01:57 PM
clock152
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Originally Posted by vulcanpower View Post
Guess this is a common problem. The metallic (plastic-ey) finish on my speedometer, voltometer, etc is peeling. I've seen a few pictures of bikes with these painted black. What's the procedure? I'm not against sanding them down and using plain old black rustoleum. Cheap is my specialty.
Yup.. that is the procedure.
05-23-2011 12:44 PM
vulcanpower
Finish peeling on speedometer and other readings...

Guess this is a common problem. The metallic (plastic-ey) finish on my speedometer, voltometer, etc is peeling. I've seen a few pictures of bikes with these painted black. What's the procedure? I'm not against sanding them down and using plain old black rustoleum. Cheap is my specialty.

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