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Brown Color on my Speedo Plastic

Discussion in 'General Viper Discussion' started by Gearhead Adam, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Gearhead Adam

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    Not sure if anyone has this same thing, but its strange. See attached pic, my speedo has this brown color around the dial...has been that way since i got the car. Looks like a burn mark yet dash lights up at night normally, car has only even been used with headlights on a few times. any idea what caused it and more importantly how to clean it?
     

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  2. ba$$fan

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    I see this post on the latest threads part at the top of the main forum page and it says:

    Brown Color on my Speedo...



    So...I recommend the wash machine.
     
  3. J&R3xV10

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    I thought the same thing:lmao:
     
  4. Ratical2

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    That's funny guys!!! I didn't put brown on speedo together until you pointed it out!

    To the OP, It looks like the rubber on the Trip Odometer Reset button is deteriorating. I don't think that there is much you can do except to take it apart and clean it or replace it.
     
  5. Gearhead Adam

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    thanks ratical, any idea how to separate the plastic from the bezel or can that rubber piece be taken out/replaced without having to pull apart the dash?
     
  6. Texas1

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    Mine is doing the same thing.
     
  7. Ratical2

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    I haven't gotten into the dash on this car, so I don't know how difficult it is to take this gauge apart or if it is even possible. I am sure someone else has....we will have to wait to see what they say.

    Good Luck!
     
  8. Phun70

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    It's the chemicals from the rubber leaching into the plastic.
     
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    Wow, that sucks. I would try to plastic polish and hope it is just on the outside. That said I doubt you will be able to do anything short of replace it.
     
  10. Gearhead Adam

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    can you replace the plastic? the knob? what i DONT want to even bother with is having to put a whole new speedo in just for that...its really not a huge deal but i was curious as to what was causing it and now have that answer...
     
  11. eucharistos

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    i never noticed it on my, so i don't know if it is there or not, but now i will have to look and will notice it if it is there :omg:

    thanks alot :mad:



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  12. Ratical2

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    Must be a Texas thing...
    All that humidity and sunlight (UV) have accelerated the breakdown of the rubber causing it to stain the gauge face. I don't if it is leeching or out-gassing. If it is leaching into the gauge face, you won't be able clean it. If the transfer is by out-gassing, there is a possibility that you can wipe it off. It all depends how deep the stain penetrates the surface.
    Hummmm,,,,,might have to rethink moving to Texas....j/k
     
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    :omg: hope you can fix it
     

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