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Offline PasadenaMike

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Pcp gauge got wet oh no!!
« on: January 15, 2022, 02:34:15 AM »
So my question is will a pcp gauge thatís slightly wet on the inside part of the glass dry out on its own eventually? I dunked the tube to check for leaks gauge and all. No leaks found but now I have a damp gauge.
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Re: Pcp gauge got wet oh no!!
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2022, 08:14:35 AM »
Should not be an issue. Keep it under a warm light and all should be well.

Does it have the small hole in the center of gauge bezel? That is to prevent bezel from becoming pressurized and blowing out in case of an internal leak. You can put a small piece of clear tape over the hole and it will still vent as intended. Itís a safety feature.

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Re: Pcp gauge got wet oh no!!
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2022, 09:02:58 AM »
Should not be an issue. Keep it under a warm light and all should be well.

Does it have the small hole in the center of gauge bezel? That is to prevent bezel from becoming pressurized and blowing out in case of an internal leak. You can put a small piece of clear tape over the hole and it will still vent as intended. Itís a safety feature.

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Re: Pcp gauge got wet oh no!!
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2022, 09:36:51 AM »
It should dry out eventually but in my experience it may take a while. If it is driving you nuts, on all of the HPA gauges I have messed with, you can unscrew it from your gun and there should be two small screws on the back side of the gauge that hold the "bezel" on. You can remove those and slide the metal outside down and out and dry it carefully with a paper towel.
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Re: Pcp gauge got wet oh no!!
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2022, 01:53:18 PM »
I was thinking you could take hair dryer and remove gauge from the gun and blow some warm air into the hole in the back to help dry it out Id be gentle and don't get it to hot
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Re: Pcp gauge got wet oh no!!
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2022, 03:31:21 PM »
Same situation as op. After 4 weeks in the house mine has cleared without issue.
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