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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-25-2016, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Another vendor down.

Saw this on the Custom Gauge Faces group on Facebook today.
https://www.facebook.com/Customgauge...61625104878086

Looks like Scott is closing up shop. According to his page, mine was the last set he produced. That makes me sad.

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That's a shame but not surprising. I remember a time where every modded car on this site had a set of those. I liked his designs and the quality was pretty damn good on the ones I personally saw, but the laminated construction left some pretty notable compromises, like dark/ hard to read warning lights, uneven illumination, and especially noticible were the white face versions with the illumination outline around the text - which was done because the black layer was totally opaque, not tinted translucent like OEM whiteface gauges (or the NRs)

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That's a shame but not surprising. I remember a time where every modded car on this site had a set of those. I liked his designs and the quality was pretty damn good on the ones I personally saw, but the laminated construction left some pretty notable compromises, like dark/ hard to read warning lights, uneven illumination, and especially noticible were the white face versions with the illumination outline around the text - which was done because the black layer was totally opaque, not tinted translucent like OEM whiteface gauges (or the NRs)
Yeah, the black faced gauges do have a much crisper look to them, one of the reasons I'm replacing the original Scott's gauges Traveler put in while he owned the GTBird with the black face ones I got.

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When the market dwindles down to the point that you're selling to only a few people a year, it's difficult to justify the time spent producing, and then marketing, a niche product.
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