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Old 04-14-2006, 12:47 PM   #1
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Does Anybody know how to get the clear plastic lenses and the black inner gauge rings apart without damaging the plastic. I want to paint the inside to match dash trim and tried using paint thinner to loosen the glue but it didnt work
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it comes apart soley with screws and clips

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I'm guessing by your SN you are talking about 2000+ bonnie.

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It comes apart in two pieces with screws and clips but I need to get the plastic lens off of the surround that makesthe guages seperate. It is glued together and I can not get them apart with out breaking it.
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you mean like this?

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=24324

what EXACTLY are you doing?
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no I just want to paint the black plastic piece that is attached to the clear lenses. Not the actual gauge face.
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in your first reply you you show the two pipeces. The clear lense is glued to the black plastic outlines,. The outlines is what I want to paint. I have already done all of the other pieces in metallic blue and that part is all that is left. It looks like crap being the only black piece. I am having a suede blue headliner, seat inserts and door panel inserts done. I just want to get everything blue that I can. It looks good but that will make it look great.
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i clearly remember having the clear off of the black... but i dont have pics... are you sure its GLUED on?
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yes. I got some of the glue off in places and pulled and of course my luck it snapped. I ordered a new cluster from the dealer so I will see how the new one comes. Hopefully it is in two pieces.
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yes. I got some of the glue off in places and pulled and of course my luck it snapped. I ordered a new cluster from the dealer so I will see how the new one comes. Hopefully it is in two pieces.
how much was that?
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