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Refresh a gauge bezel?

Discussion in 'Interior' started by Daveo91Burb, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Daveo91Burb

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    20B01E67-DFF8-4333-8A4F-3291E3291DEA.jpeg so I’ve never liked my fake wood grain gauge bezel (or the dash and door panel trim) that they put in the ‘90 and ‘91 Silverado burbs. But today I found this bezel at the Portland Swap Meet and picked it up for just $10. Any tips on a refresh for these? Id specifically like to clean up the chrome trim that goes around each gauge hole.
     
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    The chrome trim I believe is actually just painted
     
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    Make sure you don't use anything with ammonia. The chrome on the rings is something like vacuum plating and it's very thin. Be careful.
     
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    I saw that one. He was trying to get me to buy it, but I don't have ac. Glad it went to good use.
     
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    Looks good like it is. Good find.
     
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    Cool that you were there and we saw the same stuff. Yeah, $15 was a good price and then I offered $10 not expecting to get it but he said sure. (but I think it may have been the guy's buddy or something) Did you go to both expo and PIR or just PIR? Get anything good? In addition to the bezel I bought a pretty cool tilt bed utility trailer for $400

    Thanks for the tip! I just bought one on Amazon and will give it a try. I just more than doubled my investment, but what the heck.

    Thanks for the advice and comments, all. Can't wait to get the new bezel installed - it'll bring back good memories of my '89 K5. Now I need to find matching trim for above the glovebox and the front doors.
     
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    Dont use armorall either, it takes it off... i know this for a fact
     
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    I got this the 4mm dont have pic but I think this works good not quit as good as good original but better than nothing.
     
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    idk...I may try a bezel next...been fooling around with various spray chrome methods-found one I like but prep is key-its not a paint but a chemical reaction that gets clearcoated at the end. Hell if I can chrome a spoon...lol

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    That looks great! What kinda chrome paint is that? Good job on the emblems.
     
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    Its a multi step spray process. The chemicals are from Alsa Corp. I seen a few video demos on you-tube...and thought “no way...has to be a gimmick” but I had to try it out...and damn-it was just as they said...I couldnt believe it at first. Once I get my own process nailed down I’ll post some videos on my FB page. Its not paint per se tho...it’s a “silvering” layer that gets clear coated.
     
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    Thats the god damn cats ass!!!:Moon: i really like that. What is the actual product called?
     
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    Some the the model guys have used Alclad Chrome laquer. If I recall you spray black laquer then the Alclad, then clear. Here's a model wheel with Alclad.

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