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Contender for DIY section. Sticky upper gauge pod. 
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Post Contender for DIY section. Sticky upper gauge pod.
OK, so ya gauge pod is stickier than a jizzed on porn star.
Pull it out first....the gauge pod i mean.
Strip out the gauges/climate control and vents.
Give it a soak in a non soapy cleaning solution, ammonia or glass cleaner will do.
After soaking for however long you like give it a gentle scrub with a rag while still in the solution.
Dry it out and then give it a wet sand with 600 grade paper.
Give her a coat with some plastic primer let it dry well and sand agaim with 800 grade paper.
If it looks nice and smooth you are ready to paint. If not grab a can of primer filler and coat up.
Sand this back hard with 600 grade.
Now the best part, no use going 2pak etc just for a little unit. Wurth laquer black gloss paint, or flat if you like in a spray can.
Do not use anything else or you will be disappointed.
Coat up inside the gauge sections and other cutouts and round the edges a couple of times first.
Then give nice overlapping coats over the entire unit, leave around 5 minutes between coats and coat it several times until you have the desired finish.
This stuff does not like cold and will blush so make sure you have a good warm/wind free area to work in.
Pics do not do justice....looks very smooth and is very tough after a short low temp oven bake.

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Sat Oct 22, 2016 1:26 pm
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Post Re: Contender for DIY section. Sticky upper gauge pod.
Come up good, Jim. I wasn't sure what I was expecting from the thread title though. :lol:

Also, you can link images with the address and stick it in the [img] brackets so it'll be visible on the forum without clicking links.

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Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:00 pm
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Also, you can link images with the address and stick it in the [img] brackets so it'll be visible on the forum without clicking links.


Yeah i always struggle with pic links on various forums. Noted and thank you.
It has come out well, would have preferred a satin or matte finish but just cannot beat a gloss for ease of cleaning and baking it gives a ceramic type of toughness. Enamel is good for this.
A little prone to chipping but should not be a prob here.
A polyurethane 2pak would go well, but thickness can be an issue and the slow drying time would give newbies a nightmare with runs etc.

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Post Re: Contender for DIY section. Sticky upper gauge pod.
You can also use a rag with wax and grease remover to get rid of the sticky sh*t and comes back up like it came from factory.


Sat Oct 22, 2016 7:33 pm
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Post Re: Contender for DIY section. Sticky upper gauge pod.
evo-gsr wrote:
You can also use a rag with wax and grease remover to get rid of the sticky sh*t and comes back up like it came from factory.

umm no. And again no.
Wax and grease remover is a very close cousin to thinners.
The gauge pod is rubber based, so if you want to apply something that will basically eat into it and drag the rubber coating around....go for it.

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Post Re: Contender for DIY section. Sticky upper gauge pod.
Haha I used wax and greaser remover on mine and fucked it so I bought a non sticky one


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