> OK. Following the advice of those who have been there and done it, I managed
> to pry and twist the front bezels off two of my gauges. And now I know why
> it was so tough -- it looks like the material behind the bezel that fits to
> the glass face (was this rubber at some point?) after 31+ years in the sun
> has either crumbled to dust or has become rock hard and stuck. Either way,
> it's toast.
> What's my best bet for replacing this -- I assume the bezel won't fit tight
> against the glass unless some type of material is added. I was thinking
> about gasket material or maybe fashioning a seal out of clear silicone caulk.
> Any other thoughts?
> Micky Long, Atlanta
> 72 TR 6
I just completed a winter project refurbishing many TR3/4 gauges of all
types. I found the same thing, 30/40 year old rubber in the solid state.
After cleaning etc. I made my own rubber gaskets using that rubber that
is used to attach screens to frames etc. The product is called "Screen
Spline". I went to Lowes and got a packet of each size and used what
gave a snug fit. Not sure how long it will last, but the gauges are now
sealed in freezer bags and away from light etc. ready when needed.
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