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Offline OldMil

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1968 instrument cluster housing paint
« on: December 11, 2017, 09:45:38 AM »
Hi All,  I'm restoring the my 1968 dash cluster and have stripped the metal housing.  Looking for suggestions on a good matching paint for the back silver-gray side and the inside flat white side.  Thanks for your help....Jack

Offline ruppstang

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Re: 1968 instrument cluster housing paint
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 07:35:30 PM »
You could metal finish the out side and coat it with clear. Any flat white would work for the inside. I use a lot of Rust Oleum  products

Offline J_Speegle

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Re: 1968 instrument cluster housing paint
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2017, 02:09:10 AM »
Shooting the insides with a gloss white will improve the brightness of the lights one assembled - just a thought. Difference might not even be noticeable
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Re: 1968 instrument cluster housing paint
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2017, 08:43:05 AM »
LED lights are a big improvement too if you are not concern about authenticity. A better original housing might be another option, they are not hard to find.

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Re: 1968 instrument cluster housing paint
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 12:18:03 PM »
Keep in mind that the dash lights may ground to the housing, so any paint could interfere with that.
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