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Re: White-face gauges?

To: Max Heim <mvheim@studiolimage.com>
Subject: Re: White-face gauges?
From: James Nazarian Jr <James.Nazarian@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 15:07:36 -0600 (MDT)
I would be wary of trying that because of the way the numbers and lines on
the faces can smudge just in cleaning, they may not survive glue.

James Nazarian
'71 B roadster
'74 BGT bastardization with big aluminum heart :)
'63 Buick 215 cubic inch 'heart'

On Fri, 27 Aug 1999, Max Heim wrote:

> I'm also a little puzzled; but it occurs to me, having had the gauges 
> apart once, that someone with a little competence in computer graphics 
> (Illustrator, CorelDraw) could draw up a perfectly convincing white gauge 
> face, print it out on high quality stock, and attach it over the original 
> face using a removable adhesive such as rubber cement. This would give 
> you a chance to evaluate the concept at the cost of about 10 worth of 
> paper, instead of a few hundred $ in gauges. Using a color laserprinter 
> at Kinko's (rather than an inkjet)  and having it laminated should make 
> it durable enough to last for months, or even years if garaged.
> 
> Just a wild idea that came to mind...
> 
> Dan Pockrus had this to say:
> 
> >
> >     For reasons I have yet to understand, Loyal Son has decided he would
> >like white-faced gauges in his B. The only set of white-face gauges I am
> >aware of is the VDO Vintage series. Does anyone else know of others (or,
> >conversely, another way to do this (or further, a good way to talk him out
> >of it?))?
> >
> >Dan Pockrus
> >'74B awaiting paint
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
> --
> 
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> it's the red one with the silver bootlid.
> 


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