73superman
Okay, I feel like I'm beating a dead horse, but I don't know where else to ask (this site is great)... I rebuilt my speedo without a problem, and even reset the odo to complete my rebuild. Before I go to the trouble of putting the speedo back in, I would like to replace the scratched-up plastic lens that goes over the speedo itself. Has anyone ever done something like this before, and if so, where did you get the lens? The one I have now used to have a film over it that converted mi to km, I think; its long since flaked off.
Thanks!
Will
1973 Superbeetle (California Edition)
Personally-built 1600cc Aluminum DP
Pertronix Ignitor EI and Flamethrower Coil
Taylor Hi-Perf plug wires
Billet oil filler
Urethane suspension bushings
Stainless Braided brake lines
Color-matched brake drums
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NoH2O
Hey man, I've picked up a lot of good items from thesamba.com classifieds. Some of the guys on there can be pricey but everyone I've dealt with has been very cooperative. Good Luck!

Steve
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73superman
yeah, I don't see any speedo "lenses" for sale. plenty of complete standard speedos, but not what I'm looking for. Does anyone know if the lenses are the same, maybe I have to buy a complete speedo and take the lens out of it.

Will
1973 Superbeetle (California Edition)
Personally-built 1600cc Aluminum DP
Pertronix Ignitor EI and Flamethrower Coil
Taylor Hi-Perf plug wires
Billet oil filler
Urethane suspension bushings
Stainless Braided brake lines
Color-matched brake drums
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aircooled299
I think your best solution would be to polish the one you have. If there are no deep gouges in it you could start with a fine sandpaper, go to 000, or 0000 steel wool and then an actual polishing compound. I read an article about it somewhat recently with before and after shots and the after looked brand new. Hope this helps you out.
-Patrick
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73superman

That helps a lot, I think I'll give that a try! Whats the worst that could happen, I have to go buy a new one anyways...

1973 Superbeetle (California Edition)
Personally-built 1600cc Aluminum DP
Pertronix Ignitor EI and Flamethrower Coil
Taylor Hi-Perf plug wires
Billet oil filler
Urethane suspension bushings
Stainless Braided brake lines
Color-matched brake drums
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aircooled299
Thats the nice thing about fixing something thats already screwed up. let me know how it works 'cause I need to do mine.
-Patrick
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