Cracked gage glass

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Cracked gage glass

Postby 57j2olds » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:39 am

Could someone please tell me where i can find a replacement glass for my amp gage?

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Re: Cracked gage glass

Postby inairam » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:05 am

I have not found replacement glass. I am also interested in this.
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Re: Cracked gage glass

Postby NJ Farmer » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:12 am

I have replaced glasses but it is very difficult. Basically you can take a piece of glass the same thickness as original and the use a glass cutter to make “rough” cuts of the shape of the circle then use a FINE (very fine) stone in a Dremel tool and very carefully grind down the excess glass to the line of the original. Use safety glass and use a resperator or mask when grinding down glass.

It takes time and patience but it can be done.

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Re: Cracked gage glass

Postby Stanton » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:31 am

I've been into a gauge before and it's not easy to remove the bezel without bending it up. If you're successful removing it, then finding the right replacement is almost impossible. Glass shops usually don't have the ability to cut a 2" circle; too small.

With all the manufacturers out there offering replacements, why not buy one? Several sell gauges with vintage faces, or contact a used tractor parts supplier for an authentic one. Check out TM Tractors and JP Salvage (both links below at bottom of page).
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