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Rocker Switches - Unreadable

Old 09-12-2014, 06:37 AM
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Default Rocker Switches - Unreadable

My rocker switches on my breaker panel (Bilge, Horn, Acc, Baitwell, etc..) are hard to read has the white words on the black switches have faded, so has the black color in the switch. Any one have a suggestion as to how to brighten up the words again?
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Old 09-12-2014, 07:41 AM
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Buy new switch rockers. Get the rocker removal tool while you're at it. It makes it so much easier to remove the old rockers.
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:01 AM
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I went to a trophy store and had them cut out small squares (1/2" x 1/2") of black faced engraving plastic, it has a white backing. They engraved the info on each switch onto the squares so the white stands out from the black face. They had very strong double sided tape that holds each square under the rocker switches. I think I have about 12 switches.

I tried to find a photo that I took to show them how it came out but can't find it. I will be going down to the boat on Monday so I could take a photo and email it to you if you would like. Just PM me with your email address.

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Old 09-12-2014, 10:14 AM
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Google Contura Actuators. They run between about $4 apiece.

X2 on buying the tool to remove them. It's a pain otherwise.
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:25 AM
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X3 on the tool!

I bought mine from the dusky store for $6.95 plus shipping.
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Old 09-13-2014, 08:54 PM
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Carling contura switch "actuators" are all over the place. has the largest collection. Call them for their complete list, even more than on the web site.
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Old 09-15-2014, 12:42 PM
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Thank you for the responses.
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