Refreshing dials

When the markings on a dial get obscure because the black stuff has worn
off, but the grooves are still there, what's the recommended way to make
them more visible again?
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Peter Fairbrother
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Black laquer paint, allowed to dry, followed with a cloth damp with a suitable solvent.
Better to wipe a little paint off at a time than to try to get it all and end up starting over.
There are crayons available for this purpose too. Simply rub them into the markings, then wipe away any extra, going across the lines rather than with them.
I've used magic marker as a quick fix. It does not hold up on the surfaces, but is protected in the grooves.
Cheers Trevor Jones
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Trevor Jones
Go to an engraver with a little plastic bottle and ask him for a donnation of special laquer. Maybe some beer can ease the exchange.
They have that stuff: . But you'll never use it up.
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