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Old 04-07-2003, 03:11 PM
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W126 - refurbishing the instrument indicator needles - illustrated

The indicator needles on the instruments on my 1983 300SD were seriously faded, the original orange having turned to yellow in several cases.

A few moments work and a paintbrush and they look like new and quite gorgeous.

I have illustrated the job on my web site - go to Cars - Technical - Chassis.

Enjoy your 'new' instruments.
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Old 04-07-2003, 08:08 PM
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once again thank you thomas for an excellant pictorial project.

i will be forwarding my list of projects that need to be done. say how are you at modifying a snow thrower attachment on yard tractors???

only kidding. but you've done it again another terrific job.

Thanks Much!

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Old 04-07-2003, 08:14 PM
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The link does not seems to work. I can't open it.
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Old 04-07-2003, 10:24 PM
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It worked for me. Nice site and great "low buck" tip- Thanks!
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Old 04-07-2003, 10:47 PM
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Once again you make life easier.
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