Rallye gauge correct needle paint?

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  1. joe xibilia

    joe xibilia Active Member

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    does anyone know what orange paint I can paint my needle with, orange fluorescent?
     
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      4spdragtop Well-Known Member

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      That's what I did. Paint them all or they will look mismatched.
       
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      • joe xibilia

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        I ordered that same one from a company called white gauges, thanks
         
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        I use an orange nail polish in fluorescent or neon it worked well and very close match
         
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        20181218_090802.jpg I used florescent red model car paint and a brush. Worked great.
         
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        Before and after pics

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          Here’s a better pic of the dash finished

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          • TrailBeast

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            I used Testors fluorescent model paint in the little tiny glass bottle and added a touch of red enamel to it.
            The pure orange was just a bit too orange and I wanted to match the speedo and clock needles to the three new gauges on the left.

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            • famous bob

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              Believe it or not, I used an orange permanent sharpy .
               
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              • Mattax

                Mattax Just the facts, ma'am FABO Gold Member

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                Enamels that use a solvent rather than aqueous carrier will tend to build a thinner film. If not starting from a clean metal base those seemed to be a better choice me.
                FWIW Samples of Testors Fluorescent Orange and Red. Two coats on steel staples dipped in the jar. Metal was cleaned with acetone before dipping. Other cleaners would probably work just as well.
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                Photo shot in shaded daylight.
                YMMV
                 
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                • Mattax

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                  IMO the orange was closer to the '67 needles. One coat just touching up the worn areas.
                   
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