Help with gauges

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  1. Slimcobra

    Slimcobra Member

    86
    Aug 14, 2017
    Port St. John, FL
    2000 Sea Ray 210 SunDeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 w/ Alpha 1 Gen 2
    I am in the process of refinishing my dash panel and since I had the gauges out I wanted to do something with the 3 gauges I have that are clouded up on the inside. I tried making 2 small small cuts on the back side if the bezel in hopes of being able to bend it enough to get it off the gauge. No luck as of yet. I looked to see if I could find replacement bezels and could not. So, I'm going back to the well of knowledge you guys have. Short of replacing the gauges what do you guys recommend?
     
  2. OllieC

    OllieC Member SILVER Sponsor

    467
    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    I am interested too. I noticed they had Sierra Gauges in packs at Overtons, but I am unsure if they'd be direct replacements? I know nothing about replacing them.
     
  3. Slimcobra

    Slimcobra Member

    86
    Aug 14, 2017
    Port St. John, FL
    2000 Sea Ray 210 SunDeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 w/ Alpha 1 Gen 2
    Yeah it looks like the Sierra parts are plentiful but I'm finding nothing for the Teleflex. I found a liquidator about an hour south of me. In the pics it looks like they have a ton of the Teleflex gauges. Looks like they get 14.95 for the 2" gauges. That might be cheaper than buying parts to fix mine. [​IMG]
     
  4. OllieC

    OllieC Member SILVER Sponsor

    467
    Mar 11, 2013
    MinniSoCold
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Do they have to be Teleflex? Just curious because I have no idea.....
     
  5. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    Flounder Pounder is my source...
     
  6. Maggieiscrazy

    Maggieiscrazy Member

    106
    Oct 14, 2016
    Northern Wisconsin
    240 Sundancer
    5.0. Bravo III
    I had 4 gauges that were clouded up. I was able to pry the Bezels off and polish the lenses with polishing compound. Now they look like new.
     
  7. Slimcobra

    Slimcobra Member

    86
    Aug 14, 2017
    Port St. John, FL
    2000 Sea Ray 210 SunDeck
    Mercruiser 5.0 w/ Alpha 1 Gen 2
    Magieiscrazy what did you use to pry them off? Give me some steps.
     
  8. Maggieiscrazy

    Maggieiscrazy Member

    106
    Oct 14, 2016
    Northern Wisconsin
    240 Sundancer
    5.0. Bravo III
    2 very small regular screw drivers. Work your way around. Be careful not to pry against the lens it cracks very easily. I cracked one.
     
  9. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    If they're actually foggy (wet), set them out in the sun - that will clear them up and unless it leaves a noticeable haziness, you might be good to go.

    As far as replacing guages... anything will work. There is nothing special to the gauges you have in terms of operation/function.
     

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