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    waterproofing gauges

    Hey, I have a quick question for those running wide bands and what not. Did you seal them with silicone or something to avoid shorting them out from the plug on the back? Did you also seal the front cover? I want to make sure I do this right the first time as I am throwing in an LC-1 and boost gauge tonight. They are going in place of my mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lightning1 View Post
    Hey, I have a quick question for those running wide bands and what not. Did you seal them with silicone or something to avoid shorting them out from the plug on the back? Did you also seal the front cover? I want to make sure I do this right the first time as I am throwing in an LC-1 and boost gauge tonight. They are going in place of my mirror.

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    The mirror pod I sent you will be tight the the outside of the gauge. I put a very small bead of silicone on the backside of the gauge to seal to the plate. Also, dry fit all once the rivets are drilled out and you have cut out all the plastic required to fit gauges. Before you bolt the pod to the now removed rivets, I again applied silicone to the back side of the plate to seal against the plastic of the mirror. Been like this all year and now problems. And my gauges do get wet!

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    MTXL is already waterproof. Any liquid filled gauge is already water proof and better and resisting vibrations anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by imp0ster View Post
    MTXL is already waterproof. Any liquid filled gauge is already water proof and better and resisting vibrations anyway
    +1 All my gauges are Innovate. The gauge itself is water resistent. I just did it to prevent water getting behind the mirror pods. Thats where I have all my connections and fuse block for all my gauges.

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    that makes sense. I wasn't sure if the inside of the hood gets wet or not, really not looking to replace stuff. I do think that I will go with an MTXL if anything happens to the LC1, I just happened to have that laying around from one of my cars.

    Thanks for the replies everyone

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