midman Posted September 20, 2015 Share Posted September 20, 2015 Working on a rolling resto of my 31 Buick I turned to the instrument cluster and the heavily corroded King Seeley liquid fuel gauge. You can buy the replacement fluid and tubing but the old fluid corroded the mounting flange, the gauge face, and mounting plate, and the glass tube and brass cylinder were completely plugged with dried fluid. I found an earlier post here on clearing the old fluid (muiric acid bath).So after buying what I could ,I found a donor mounting plate, tack welded a face mounting flange I made as close as I could guess, and scanned the old gauge face into my computer. I painstakingly cleared the face of corrosion damage in Photoshop and redrew the characters where I had to, then selected just the gauge face characters and printed them on decal transfer paper. I prepped and painted the donor face and applied the decal to the face, and finally clear coated the face. It didn't come out perfect, but it's a heck of a lot better than it was.Hopefully the new fluid is not corrosive! 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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