I have a question. On '74 gauges, there's a white ring surrounding the tach/speedo.
What was the material used?
How was it applied? (Paint? Decal?
Was it applied under the glass?
Was there a particular designated color?
If it's a decal, are they still available?
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I ended up buying a new, repro, housing which does not feature the white rings, but is otherwise a perfect match for this series instrument: http://www.bmwbayer.de/Instrumentengeha ... -bis-09/77
Thanks for the reply. I have a couple of solutions in the works I think.
1. I picked up some white acrylic paint from a local craft shop and practiced on some glass after making a circular template.
Using a 1/4" wide brush and thinning the paint a bit (white satin), it looks promising after a couple of coats.
As you said, removing the glass isn't an option so I'll be applying to the outside of the existing installed lenses.
2. This option would be to apply the properly colored self adhesive vinyl. I have a friend in the graphics business so we're trying to come up with dimensions, etc.
I'll post results here when completed.
On a further note, I much prefer the clean, 'no rings' look too, but winters are long here in Michigan, the Lions aren't worth rooting for, and I like a challenge.