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1988 ford 3910 with cloudy tach glass


 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:15 am    Post subject: 1988 ford 3910 with cloudy tach glass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Anyone know how to fix or clean up inside of tach glass? Its very cloudy and hard to see.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: 1988 ford 3910 with cloudy tach glass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That's probably Lexan... so basically you replace it when you can no longer see through it.
You might be able to get the cluster apart if you're carefull and clean it with windex if it's just fogged.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:45 pm    Post subject: Re: 1988 ford 3910 with cloudy tach glass Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Ok wasnt sure if it comes apart or not. I will check it out closer.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 1988 ford 3910 with cloudy tach glass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Have you seen the plastic headlight polishing kits advertised on TV? They work perfect, Have fixed about dozen with one.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: 1988 ford 3910 with cloudy tach glass Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Yeah thats what i was wondering. So how do you get the lens apart from the housing? Is it hard?
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 1988 ford 3910 with cloudy tach glass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have never had to take one apart,they have only been discolored on the outside,just like the headlight lenses.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:28 pm    Post subject: Re: 1988 ford 3910 with cloudy tach glass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

on mine, i used a paint can opener and carefully prized up the metal rim that is turned down. one could use other tools as well. reverse is to use pliers to bend it back in place
 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:06 am    Post subject: Re: 1988 ford 3910 with cloudy tach glass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

welding man wrote:
(quoted from post at 19:31:59 04/22/13) I have never had to take one apart,they have only been discolored on the outside,just like the headlight lenses.


Man that would be sweet if i didnt have to take it appart. I will try outside first to see what happens. Man i love this forum.
 
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 3:30 am    Post subject: Re: 1988 ford 3910 with cloudy tach glass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

FordManiac wrote:
(quoted from post at 12:06:31 04/23/13)
welding man wrote:
(quoted from post at 19:31:59 04/22/13) I have never had to take one apart,they have only been discolored on the outside,just like the headlight lenses.


Man that would be sweet if i didnt have to take it appart. I will try outside first to see what happens. Man i love this forum.



Ok so i was able to take the Tach apart and it was very easy. I used a headlight restoring kit from 3M with about 4 grades of abrasive cloth and a finishing polish and sponge. I also painted the bezel black as the plastic was very faded. It took about a hour and half for everything but it came out awesome and looks like new. Thanks for everyones input and I do love this forum.
 
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