Should I buy new, or restore my existing gauges? Here's a few key points that support restoration instead of replacement.
- COST. New Gauges are expensive! A new OEM Gauge can cost over $350. A good used gauge can cost more than $200, and it might need the same repair. For about a 1/4 the cost of a USED gauge, I can make your gauge look fresh again. That frees up money for other boat projects!
- HOURS OF USE. If I restore your existing gauge, your HOURS on the gauge remain consistent with boat use. Would you want to install a used gauge that indicates 2500 hours, if your boat only has 150?
- Restoration instead of replacement keeps plastic and lead out of the landfill.
- Did I mention the cost? A 4 gauge set can run over $1500. I could likely fix them for less than a tank of gas...