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hetfield
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Re: SVT Indiglows -Model Development new
#913667 (Re: wa2tuff) 04/19/05 01:37 PM

I couldn't get tape to hold them down, so I also had to resort to spray adhesive.

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wa2tuff
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Re: SVT Indiglows -Model Development new
#914033 (Re: hetfield) 04/19/05 06:23 PM

Originally posted by hetfield:
I couldn't get tape to hold them down, so I also had to resort to spray adhesive.




So the spray adhesive works? How long have you had your gauges installed? Wonder how heat affects it?

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Re: SVT Indiglows -Model Development new
#914082 (Re: wa2tuff) 04/19/05 06:44 PM

The tape didn't work for me either. Once I saw that they worked, I used a few drops of superglue.

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Re: SVT Indiglows -Model Development new
#914151 (Re: Jason43) 04/19/05 07:15 PM

Did you guys use like one tiny piece of tape of something? I made sure i covered the complete backside of the overlays with tape. They've been on for over 2 weeks now with no trouble at all.

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hetfield
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Re: SVT Indiglows -Model Development new
#914165 (Re: RawBurt) 04/19/05 07:22 PM

I did all my "testing" on the temp gauge. At first I tried a couple pieces, but the gauge kept popping up near the tab (go figure). I then tried plastering the back with tape, but the same spot kept popping back up. I sprayed the glue on, wiggled the overlay into position, then pressed it on with a cloth. I was able to stick the tach and speedo on with tape only. If it matters to anyone, I used 3M Super 77 spray adhesive leftover from carpeting my box.

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Re: SVT Indiglows -Model Development new
#914384 (Re: RawBurt) 04/19/05 10:14 PM

Originally posted by RawBurt:
Did you guys use like one tiny piece of tape of something? I made sure i covered the complete backside of the overlays with tape. They've been on for over 2 weeks now with no trouble at all.




I covered them with Scotch double faced tape. Didn't use just a couple pieces. I'll try the spray adhesive. I'm hesitant to use super glue in case something happens or I decide to change something.

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Re: SVT Indiglows -Model Development new
#914871 (Re: hetfield) 04/20/05 04:23 AM

Originally posted by hetfield:
I did all my "testing" on the temp gauge. At first I tried a couple pieces, but the gauge kept popping up near the tab (go figure). I then tried plastering the back with tape, but the same spot kept popping back up. I sprayed the glue on, wiggled the overlay into position, then pressed it on with a cloth. I was able to stick the tach and speedo on with tape only. If it matters to anyone, I used 3M Super 77 spray adhesive leftover from carpeting my box.




Thanks to hetfield, I got some the Super 77 spray and that stuff is great! Thanks again, man. I got alittle adhesive on the needle but it cleaned off with alcohol--no problem.

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BURNTU2
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Re: SVT Indiglows -Model Development new
#914881 (Re: wa2tuff) 04/20/05 04:30 AM

I used double sided tape and mine are all F'd up. My tach and gas gauges are both sticking, because the tape isnt holding them flat.

I might pull everything apart and try that spray you guys are talking about. I just didn't want to take a chance of damaging the orig. gauges.

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Re: SVT Indiglows -Model Development new
#914894 (Re: BURNTU2) 04/20/05 04:49 AM

Get the spray. It's alot sticker than the tape. It's a much more viable solution. I didn't want to redo the lines from each overlay (I threaded them thru under the gauges) so I just pulled them out enough to get some slack, cut a slit in some cardboard, put the gauge's wire in the slit so I could cover the rest of the pod, sprayed the back of the gauge and replaced the overlay. Just took a couple minutes each and they're sticking nicely now.

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hetfield
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Re: SVT Indiglows -Model Development new
#914921 (Re: wa2tuff) 04/20/05 05:36 AM

It is true that you'll probably ruin the gauges you use the spray adhesive on, which is why I only used it on the gas and temp. I have a spare cluster from which I can transfer the original gauge faces if I really need to, but if you don't have that luxury make sure you're ok with using the spray.

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