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Old 03-03-2017, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by fijon View Post
Bob you're in my neck of the woods. I might have to hit you up. Mine are fading but the thing I hate most about them is scratches on the exterior glass. Reading this thread I thought I'd have to replace the entire gauge anyway due to the scratches. Any ideas?
I'd like to give it a shot. Picked up some polishing paper that should be able to get rid of the crazing.
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Old 03-03-2017, 06:15 PM
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Originally Posted by UnclebobJHC View Post
I'd like to give it a shot. Picked up some polishing paper that should be able to get rid of the crazing.
Thanks for your interest!
I'll post some pics as soon as possible. I'm slammed with work through next week though
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Old 03-03-2017, 06:16 PM
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Gave this a go on 2 tachs and a speedometer. The 2 tachs came out great but I can't seem to get the speedometer to work again. The numbers really don't appear consistently on the screen. I can play around with the connector but can't seem to get it seated where the display will work properly. Any suggestions on what to try? Thanks!
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Old 03-04-2017, 05:34 AM
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Originally Posted by fijon View Post
Thanks for your interest!
I'll post some pics as soon as possible. I'm slammed with work through next week though
I've got a tach on the way that should be the ultimate test for lens polishing. It's trashed. Will let you know how it works out.
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Old 03-04-2017, 06:29 AM
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I've got a couple that could use some love. Not sure if my big ol sausage fingers are up to this task though...
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Lukeshupe View Post
I've got a couple that could use some love. Not sure if my big ol sausage fingers are up to this task though...
I'd be happy to try it for you, if you can be without them for a few days. PM me if interested.
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Old 03-04-2017, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by UnclebobJHC View Post
I've got a tach on the way that should be the ultimate test for lens polishing. It's trashed. Will let you know how it works out.
Thanks!

I'll post a pic of mine... sometime
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Old 03-04-2017, 03:06 PM
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Thx for the help guys. Got the screen out and both sides clean of my Garmin 2010c. Also am working on 2 yamaha gauges, Will post results. Thx again. Anyone know where I can get 10 inch protective film?
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Old 03-04-2017, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by FishBut View Post
Gave this a go on 2 tachs and a speedometer. The 2 tachs came out great but I can't seem to get the speedometer to work again. The numbers really don't appear consistently on the screen. I can play around with the connector but can't seem to get it seated where the display will work properly. Any suggestions on what to try? Thanks!

When you say "connector" are you talking about the grey flexible connector that goes between the circuit board and LCD? if you move it around and see number, then you either have a dirty connection or the connector isn't lined up right. I'd try cleaning the backside of the lcd where the connector attaches and the pcb board with contact cleaner and putting it all back together. It may help to run you finger along the grey part to make sure it is all the way in.


If you are wiggling the wires on the back of the gauge, you either have a bad wire or a bad connection (solder or socket).


Having it work inconsistent can actually be a good thing...
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Old 03-04-2017, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Gquincy1 View Post
Thx for the help guys. Got the screen out and both sides clean of my Garmin 2010c. Also am working on 2 yamaha gauges, Will post results. Thx again. Anyone know where I can get 10 inch protective film?

You can try this: http://www.polarizingfilm.com/anti-g...-polarizer.php


I can't guarantee anything. There are many different options for polarizer film, so its hard to tell what it originally had.


Here's a 2010 that won't power up for $100 on fleabay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Garmin-2010C...ZYtsvE&vxp=mtr


There are also a couple of replacement LCDs on ebay too.


FWIW, I have a couple of Garmin 3210s, I'd be willing to split up if you are interested
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Old 03-05-2017, 12:27 PM
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Uncle bob i emailed u about redoing a couple of my gauges too. Thanks Mark
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Old 03-05-2017, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Mark Smith View Post
Uncle bob i emailed u about redoing a couple of my gauges too. Thanks Mark
Sent PM. Thanks
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Old 03-05-2017, 04:38 PM
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Thanks Jeremy. Yes I am referring to the gray connector. Trying cleaning the contacts and moving it all around and just can't much of anything to show up on the screen. Thinking I have a bad connection in the wires or board.
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by FishBut View Post
Thanks Jeremy. Yes I am referring to the gray connector. Trying cleaning the contacts and moving it all around and just can't much of anything to show up on the screen. Thinking I have a bad connection in the wires or board.
Are you using the same film that you used on the other gauges? Had something weird happen to the last gauges I did. The display would barely work, and only at an odd angle. Turned out being bad film.
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Old 03-06-2017, 05:35 AM
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Originally Posted by UnclebobJHC View Post
I'd be happy to try it for you, if you can be without them for a few days. PM me if interested.
Thanks UncleBob
Just sent you a PM
Thanks
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Old 03-07-2017, 06:00 PM
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These didnt turn out too bad. New films, a little polishing on the lenses, and wax.

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Old 03-08-2017, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by UnclebobJHC View Post
These didnt turn out too bad. New films, a little polishing on the lenses, and wax.

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They look great. Sent you a pm. thanks!
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Old 03-09-2017, 03:25 AM
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More Gauge Fun.

Mark sent me 4 gauges and a pile of parts gauges to cannibalize.

Before.



After. The left 2 got front cases donated by parts gauges. Middle two got new Polarized films. Right two got some crazing sanded out of lenses.



Thanks for the parts gauges Mark. If anyone on THT has issues with DIY repair and could use parts from the gauges in the top pic, let me know and I will send.
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Old 03-09-2017, 05:24 PM
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Thank you Unclebob. I really appreciate the great job and in a timely matter to boot. Alot cheaper than buying new gauges for now.
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Old 03-10-2017, 06:15 AM
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Originally Posted by UnclebobJHC View Post
I've got a tach on the way that should be the ultimate test for lens polishing. It's trashed. Will let you know how it works out.
Welp...got my 'extreme polishing test gauge' in. I wanted to see how deep one could be polished out before the lens went or I got into the case..

Deep by clay8080, on Flickr

And...this is too far. Glad I didnt try this one someone elses gauge. The lens is much thicker than the case and even the worst crazing could be polished out...but....you can see where I sanded through to the case front, and now this gauge wouldn't be water resistant any more.

Deep by clay8080, on Flickr


If you're gonna try sanding out bad crazing, I'd recommend not going more than a MM deep. Or if you were super careful, you could concentrate the sanding on the lens or protect the case rim somehow...
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