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Just got my speedometer back from MoMa

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Sinewave T. Keith Vezina
Kenner, LA, USA   USA
They did a nice job repairing & calibrating it. It was dragging & sticking and was about 5% off; now it's perfect.

I did not request a full restoration but they freshened up the face. It is now a like-new satin black with my other gauges looking gray in comparison.

Any idea what they might have used to clean/darken the gauge face?



T. Keith Vezina
British Motoring Club New Orleans
1976 MGB, 1976 MGB Trailer & 1967 MGB MK. I

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course2kid Jeffrey Johnson
Fountain Valley, CA, USA   USA
1979 MG MGB "Lucy (Lucifer)"
Probably best to call them and ask what product(s) they used. You could try masking the glass and spraying the bezel with a clearcoat spray (e.g. Rustoleum crystal clear) or maybe try applying something like Pledge Floor Care Finish (an acrylic coating), but, you may well wind up with a different level of gloss than MoMa did.

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rggavmge roy gavilan
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA   USA
1965 MG MGB "Cecilia"
1974 MG MGB MkIII "Ruby"
MoMa??

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Mustangsix Gold Member Jack Collins
Orlando, FL, USA   USA
In reply to # 3607914 by rggavmge MoMa??

http://www.momamanufacturing.com/


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Benny Ben E
San Diego, CA, USA   USA
My guess is they just cleaned the face with a very gentle soap.

I've asked my gauge guy this question, and he always just says "soap, water, and a soft brush". Apparently, some gauge lettering (MGTDs) tends to wash off with anything more aggressive than just water.

The dual gauge on my Land Rover sat out in the Arizona sun for about 25 years, and appeared to be beyond salvation, but a gentle clean broght it back.


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Sinewave T. Keith Vezina
Kenner, LA, USA   USA
I just got off of the phone with Joey at Mo-Ma. He said that they use Krylon Matt Finish to coat & protect the gauge face. He also said that they don't try to clean the faces as the white letters are very powdery and easy to smear. I'm a little nervous having never tried this so I will find an old gauge to experiment on.



T. Keith Vezina
British Motoring Club New Orleans
1976 MGB, 1976 MGB Trailer & 1967 MGB MK. I


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Sinewave T. Keith Vezina
Kenner, LA, USA   USA
I just got an email from Joey; this is what they use.



T. Keith Vezina
British Motoring Club New Orleans
1976 MGB, 1976 MGB Trailer & 1967 MGB MK. I


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rggavmge roy gavilan
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA   USA
1965 MG MGB "Cecilia"
1974 MG MGB MkIII "Ruby"
Thanks!

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