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Old 01-23-2013, 07:18 PM
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Default ever replace lense on a yamaha gauge?

has anyone ever removed or replaced the clear lense cover on a yamaha digital gauge? i have a speedo that works great but the lense is shot . hate to buy a new one .
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Same here have a split in my screen
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There are kits to restore plastic, they are used to restore aircraft windshields.
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Replacement lenses are not available. Furthermore, the case is sealed closed and not easy to get open, although it can be done.

As keywest says, try and get some plexiglass restorer to see if that will make the lens more transparent. 3M makes a kit that should be available at most any auto parts store. Tape off the parts that are not to be refinished and then resurface the lens. Many have reported success doing this.
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The Micro-mesh Kr-70 Acylic Restoration Kit is what I bought to restore the lens. I have not used it yet, but I figure if they use it for aircraft windshields, it is probably the best product. Another project on my list.
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This is the reason that, if you have the circular Yam "digital" gauges, put a cover over them when not in use. I have had to replace too many perfectly functional gauges that you couldn't read anymore...

Good idea Jethro, will have to try that on the next case...
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It would be easy enough to get a new screen cover laser cut or waterjet cut to match the old shape exactly, however getting the old one of without destroying the unit could be difficult
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Replacement lenses are not available. Furthermore, the case is sealed closed and not easy to get open, although it can be done.

As keywest says, try and get some plexiglass restorer to see if that will make the lens more transparent. 3M makes a kit that should be available at most any auto parts store. Tape off the parts that are not to be refinished and then resurface the lens. Many have reported success doing this.
In case the cleaner does not seem to be the solution, I'd suggest you give the folks at Lauderdale Speedometer & Compass ( lspeedo.com ) a call .
I had the cracked lens (and gasket) on one of my boat's Aetna digital tachs replaced by them for $50 including return shipping maybe 3 years ago. It was 1 day turnaround too. Very friendly. They supposedly repair most any boat, car/truck or plane gauge.
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Taxi, if they can do it on Yam gauges, they'd make a fortune at $50 a pop...
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In case the cleaner does not seem to be the solution, I'd suggest you give the folks at Lauderdale Speedometer & Compass ( lspeedo.com ) a call .
I had the cracked lens (and gasket) on one of my boat's Aetna digital tachs replaced by them for $50 including return shipping maybe 3 years ago. It was 1 day turnaround too. Very friendly. They supposedly repair most any boat, car/truck or plane gauge.
this is what i was looking for . thanks . i will look them up!
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this is what i was looking for . thanks . i will look them up!
Let us know what they say please.

And, if you have it done let us know what you think of the results.

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