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Old 03-24-2010
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those that paint the little area around the guage cluster

it looks like it could be a separate piece. but is it? i'd like to paint it like i've seen others do but dont wanna go through too much work to do it. lol
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Man you are a painting fiend.
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what piece, Ty? Pics...

You talking actually ontop of the gauges? Or the thing with the groove around the steering column? The groove thing is attached to the entire panel w/ the headlight/dimmer switch. The black ontop of the gauges that have the gauge holes in it is removeable and paintable. Pretty easy too. remove cluster and use your fingers to unclip the clear screen then the black bezel then get to work!
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If you are talking about the piece I think you are then it isn’t as easy as you thinnk.

Once the Gauge Cluster is removed from the Dash, you then need to pull the Lens Assembly off of the Cluster.
This Lens Assy is made of two parts that are GLUED together and I mean glued.
Once you separate these two pieces you can paint the piece that goes against the gauges.

I attempted two of these lens separation procedures… LoL, and cracked both of them the first one so bad i got a second one to get’r done.
Once I separated it and cracked it, I didn’t like the condition of the lens so I bought a new one from Ford.
Now, do i separate it or leave…
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it is easy on the 04+ gauges dont even have to remove the cluster its snapped in and the lense is seperate from the part around the gauges
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Ty on my 07 its all one piece only way to paint it is remove the whole dash panel and tape it off
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Sauce for Ty.....





And what's silver on this, is all one piece. Meaning the silver part is not detachable.....mask and spray is the only option. Pictured is a 04-05 Trac...those panels are a little different than a ranger, the them being 1 piece still holds true....
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