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I have a tool to tighten and undo the switch chrome bezels on the dashboard.

The car is stripped for repainting, dashboard included, but how do I retighten the bezels without scratching the paintwork. There wasn't a washer behind the bezel that I know of.

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I thought there were thin fibre or rubber washers under them originally which crumble to dust with age?  Certainly none left on anything I own but they've all been apart before and the dashes are too, err, patinated.... to care.

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Pfen,

You have a tool, or want one?  I made one from a piece of alloy that was the same thickness as the slots in the rim of the bezel.     Cut a notch in the side of the plate to clear the switch handle, formed a flange on the free side, to provide stiffness.

John

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Hi Pete,

firstly ensure that the pins are not too long on the tool.

Next - make sure that flat side of the bezel is flat - rub down on W&D.

You could now take a chance with the above or bond/glue a layer of thin plastic to the flat side.

 

Roge

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9 hours ago, JohnD said:

Pfen,

You have a tool, or want one?  I made one from a piece of alloy that was the same thickness as the slots in the rim of the bezel.     Cut a notch in the side of the plate to clear the switch handle, formed a flange on the free side, to provide stiffness.

John

John Thank you for your tip, but Roger very Kindly made me one, 2 actually, so I am OK thank you.

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8 hours ago, RogerH said:

Hi Pete,

firstly ensure that the pins are not too long on the tool.

Next - make sure that flat side of the bezel is flat - rub down on W&D.

You could now take a chance with the above or bond/glue a layer of thin plastic to the flat side.

 

Roge

that sounds a good idea will source some thin plastic.

best Pete

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