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This is a discussion on speed cluster custom look project within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; OK so my lens on my T/A was cracked and that drives me crazy, so I got a whole replacement ...

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    speed cluster custom look project

    OK so my lens on my T/A was cracked and that drives me crazy, so I got a whole replacement speed cluster.
    Now I was looking at pulling the lens off, because I wanted to custom paint the black plastic part and leave the gauges black.
    Well then I started messing around and realized that it doesn't pop off, after searching and searching the only thing I found to do, is cut the lens out and then glue it back on, a little dermal tool and steady aim around. Saw one that a guy did and it came out looking very nice.
    I'm up for the challenge and going to start probably tonight with it and see how it goes. If I just happen to mess up then I will have to get another speed cluster and won't mess with it.

    I'll update as the process goes along

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    Ok got it a part, well I hope it comes out good, the black part is primer and will mess with it in the morning, the lens was cleaned up and so will probably spray the color on tomorrow. thinking of doing a close blue to match the car or do silver, will do other stuff inside to make it all tie together.

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    here is pictures of lens, to dark to get pictures of the other part being primer

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    Did you cut it out? It comes out without cutting, at least it does in a Camaro. You have to remove the dash if I remember correctly.
    It's on jackstands.

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    I looked and looked before cutting it with the drimal, my T/A is in the shop and so I got the other one in just for the lens and then I took it off the gauges and so cut around it.

    wish they would just pop off, that would make it a lot easier

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    Alright so I went ahead and sprayed it silver, I also used the old speedo just for pictures of what it will look like, to be honest it came out good enough for what I was wanting and had to do some little touch up, I would know now where to cut on certain spots, but it was a learning experience which I'm happy to try, this was not the finish look, I will be going back over it before it goes back in the T/A.

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^I like it^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I hope you take pics of the inside of your car as well as the outside, after you put the decals on.


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    That does look good. I could have sworn they came apart without cutting it though. I have seen a bunch of people with the white inserts too.

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    Yes that part comes apart to change the gauges overlay but part i painted silver does not

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    Quote Originally Posted by 024mula View Post
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^I like it^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I hope you take pics of the inside of your car as well as the outside, after you put the decals on.

    Yes I will

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    I like it also. I had bought the white gauges for mine like 10 years ago, but didn't want to mess with the hassle of tearing it apart to replace it lol. I commend you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I like it also. I had bought the white gauges for mine like 10 years ago, but didn't want to mess with the hassle of tearing it apart to replace it lol. I commend you.
    I almost got silver face gauges, but I will take a picture of why it had to be cut
    Thanks for comments
    No professional here but I'm pretty happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASh302 View Post
    Yes that part comes apart to change the gauges overlay but part i painted silver does not

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    these are the two parts that do separate from one another, but the lens and the other part do not, which is why I had to cut the lens out to be able to paint that part.

    give you all a better idea

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    Again I also realize now where I do need to cut and where I do not, again no pro and this was the first time doing this, but the way it came out I was able to cover up some of the nasty looking plastic, which again I know now. But the way this one is, I'm happy with, I may get some more silver spray and do one more coat.

    I will post up pictures of it in the T/A, once I get it back from the body shop and have time to throw this one in, which won't take long and have the one in the car out.

    Also thanks again for the comments

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    That looks really sharp. I like it as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammed goat View Post
    That looks really sharp. I like it as well.
    Thank you good sir

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    Looks nice. And you also taught us how to do it by making simple mistakes. Plus you never learn unless you try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiggG74 View Post
    Looks nice. And you also taught us how to do it by making simple mistakes. Plus you never learn unless you try.
    That is true,

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    since finally got the T/A back, I had some time to install the new painted speedo cluster in there. Also went ahead and got some of the other parts sprayed and on the a/c knobs, the light shows through during night time, tape it off so it would still show. also did the door switches, which it got to late for those pictures, but I'll get them soon, very happy with how they turned out and just make the inside look a little different now.
    please let me know what you think
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    I realize I need to get some new vents also. I'm getting there with giving this car back some TLC

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