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Restoring Faded Control Markings?

Hey, has anyone found a good way to restore the switch labels faded by the sun? I can hardly read the printing anymore (horn, turn signals, cruise, etc.). I seem to remember white epoxy ink pens used for marking electronics. Is there a source for these?

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Re: Restoring Faded Control Markings?

If you find a way to do it, post up. I have the same thing going on and was thinking of some of those "dry transfer" letters in white and then overcoat in a clear epoxy paint.
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If you find a way to do it, post up. I have the same thing going on and was thinking of some of those "dry transfer" letters in white and then overcoat in a clear epoxy paint.
I found a source for industrial marking ink:
(http://hittmarking.com/IndustrialInkList.html).

They seem to have some inks that will mark on plastic, are solvent resistant, etc. Almost $40 for a small bottle. #432 seems like the right stuff for marking plastic. Now, how to apply it? Need to find a tattoo artist.

As far as dry transfer labels, that might work too. Or a label maker, white on black?

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As far as dry transfer labels, that might work too. Or a label maker, white on black?

Oh yeah...that'll look REAL cool!

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Oh yeah...that'll look REAL cool!
No, not a label maker. The dry x-fers should look quite nice. You can get them in white or other colors and in several "fonts" as well.
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Re: Restoring Faded Control Markings?

Not being able to see the labels anymore just tells folks that you are a mega-mile motorcycle veteran.

Don't you remember what they do yet??

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