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Old 03-10-2010
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Looks great, Dan.

I like the guage range markers also.

I will very curious about your results and temps.
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Great work! Even the selection of the guages keeps them very close to the factory look. Good choice. Hopefully you'll only run those wires once!!
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boy i want some data dan

were did you get them markers??????
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I checked the local auto shops looking for thin red, green, yellow pinstriping - nobody had any. Wally World had a electrical tape pack with red, green, yellow, blue, and white for a couple bucks.

I cut red, green, yellow strips of elec tape with sicssors and used that for the gauge range markers. I don't like the look much as the strips are uneven, but it does make it easy to glance at the gauges and see whats going on. Better when mama is driving as she doesn't know what the gauges should be reading - but the color coding will help her.

If we could source short rolls of 1/8" pinstriping it would work better. I didn't search the net for them yet.


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were did you get them markers??????
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Dan and Woody,

I bought some 1/8th inch wide colored tape at a Craft/Art Supply store. (Michael's) http://www.michaels.com/art/online/home

It works but I didn't like it because it does not go around corners. If I had to do it again I would try this: http://www.tracktape.com/
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Excellent find. $15 delivered for 4 colors. You can specify the colors you want at checkout using paypal. I just did an order to try it out.




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If I had to do it again I would try this: http://www.tracktape.com/
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I hope it works out for you Dan. I also look forward to Pics!!
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Heat it with a hair dryer as you go around a corner. It will lay down nicely then.
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Re gauge range markers:

I have used the 1/8" pinstripe for slot car tracks from the source Brad found at http://www.tracktape.com/ .

It works better than the red/green/yellow electrical tape strips I had on their previously, and looks a little better. It's still hard to get it around the tight curve of a small gauge. Using a butter knife to help guide it and press it down helps.

Only time will tell if it will stick well long term. The rolls are large, plenty of material to redo it later if need be. The tape is stuck on to itself with no backing paper, so it is pretty much impossible to share via mail, but a set of the rolls at a ralley could do a whole bunch of buses for only $15 delivered.

The range markers will help me read em quicker, but more importantly helps my wife know what is "good" on the occasions she drives.

Note - on the tachometer in the picture, I used aircraft model paint directly on the glass of the gauge a couple of years ago.

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Ha! Haaa! rasta gauges. LOL

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