alright, i did it. i tried the green film removal on my gauges tonight and its done. the bad kind of done. the acitone made the plastic so weak that it cracked down the spedometer, leaving a huge illuminating line straight up when its lit up. i cant figure out how you guys got it done. i mean, i got some of the film off in some easy to access areas, but the film between the temp and fuel needles are almost imaccessable. how did you guys do it? i mean, i dont know if its worth finishing it up with that huge crack in it. its so depressing. well i guess i always wanted the STi gauges, right? just didnt want to drop down the cash for them. ok, so that was the back story, heres why i posted...
A) should i continue to work on the gauges? if so, how can i get to every square inch of that green stuff? and, any ideas on how to fix that crack?
B) if i decide to invest in STi gagues, where would be a place to get USDM gauges? although it would be kinda cool to have a JDM cluster, id rather just glance down and see MPH since im used to them. and, ive read that they are not a direct plug-in to the standard wrx's harnesses. what would i need to change/modify? if you know could you tell me in almost if not completely full detail, this would effect my decision emensely. i guess my b-day is coming up...
C) if i decide to go with a totally new cluster (STi or not), i read that there are ways to porgram your old milage to the new cluster. how and where can i do this and do they give you the proper documents that state that this was done legally? and how much would this run?
any advice, suggestions, comments, whatever are truely welcome because i am so pissed/stressed/depressed about this whole thing im nausous.
but, you guys that successfully did it have my utmost and straight up kudos. anyone who succeeds where i fail is ok in my book.