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Offline ggsteve

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What would you use to repaint your COCORAHS gauge?
« on: October 15, 2016, 09:56:30 AM »
I finally got a bottle brush long enough to reach the bottom of my COCORAHS gauge internal cylinder.  It is now nice and shiny clean, and it's almost time to take it in for the winter, but the scale and numbers on the side have faded to illegibility.  I have to catch the gauge in just the right light to read it.  When it come in for the winter I want to repaint the scale.  What would you use?
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Re: What would you use to repaint your COCORAHS gauge?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2016, 10:00:48 AM »
I have been using a black Sharpie permanent marker on mine. Works pretty well. I only have to redo the numbers/gradient markings once a year.
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Re: What would you use to repaint your COCORAHS gauge?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2016, 10:17:29 AM »
I also used a Sharpie.

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Re: What would you use to repaint your COCORAHS gauge?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2016, 02:27:21 PM »
I go down to the local NWS and get an new tube.

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Re: What would you use to repaint your COCORAHS gauge?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2016, 02:31:53 PM »
Well, I'm buying a new gauge anyway and I'm setting this one up at my school.  Nothing wrong with the tube except the scale is hard to read.
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Re: What would you use to repaint your COCORAHS gauge?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2016, 02:39:15 PM »
I finally got a bottle brush long enough to reach the bottom of my COCORAHS gauge internal cylinder.  It is now nice and shiny clean, and it's almost time to take it in for the winter, but the scale and numbers on the side have faded to illegibility.  I have to catch the gauge in just the right light to read it.  When it come in for the winter I want to repaint the scale.  What would you use?

Mine have just the molded markings on them. This is a replacement tube. The 1st I got from the NWS was the same.
Yours is probably easier to read than mine.
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Re: What would you use to repaint your COCORAHS gauge?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2016, 03:40:51 PM »
FWIW, I put a couple of drops of red food color into the cylinder to ease reading. Works quite well.
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