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Fluorescent Speedo & Gauge Needle Restoration Paint


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Available in 2 Sizes!

If you are restoring a vintage or classic car instrument cluster with non-illuminated gauge needles, this is a must have item. Our fluorescent paint is designed for the restoration of gauge needles found in most vintage (i.e. 1980s and earlier) cars such as those found in Ford, Lincoln, Mercury Chevy Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Buick, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and many more. This special paint has a high fluorescent solids content that will meet or exceed the original fluorescent coating. This is a true fluorescent paint that is specially designed to “glow” under the lights of your dash.  Using a non-fluorescent paint will result in your gauge needles appearing dark or black at night and make your gauges difficult to read. Using a proper fluorescent paint is the only way to properly restore your gauge indicator needles.

Many older gauge needles fade from damaging environmental factors including exposure to direct sunlight. This paint will allow you to properly restore your gauge needles to their original factory appearance. Above you will see an actual photo of a speedometer that had a faded, “washed out” gauge needle. The image on the right is the same speedo after being restored with our product. Notice how the crisp color changes the appearance of the gauge. Even moderately faded needles can make a gauge cluster look tired and worn.

True fluorescent paint with the correct amount of fluorescent pigment can be very hard to find and expensive to buy. We have this specially packaged for our company in economical size packages so you don’t have to pay for paint that you may never use. Our vial packaging contains more than enough paint to restore all the gauges in 4 or more vehicles.  For those who want more paint at a great price, we also offer our shatter-resistant plastic jars that offer twice the paint for only slightly more money. Both containers feature an airtight seal that will prevent your paint from drying out when not in use and both contain two stainless steel mixing balls that easily mix the paint in just a few shakes of your hand.    Our small vial packaging contains 2.25ml of paint, while our plastic jar contains more than twice as much at 5ml. 

Even if your needles still appear the correct color, the fluorescent pigment in the factory paint has faded away over the years. Fluorescent pigment will fade over time and even in the best of conditions, it will deteriorate in about 10 years.  Repainting your needles will make them "glow" under gauge lights at night. This is a must have item for any classic car gauge cluster restoration. 

Please note that this paint is intended for non-illuminated gauge needles.  If your vehicle has translucent needles that light up, then this paint may not work for you.  We cannot supply technical or warranty support for customers using this paint for purposes other than restoring non-illuminated instrument needles.

Need help selecting the correct color for your vehicle?  Check out this link from our tech section: Gauge Needle Color

Need help using this product?  Check out this link from our tech section:   How to Paint Gauge Needles

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Product Reviews

  1. Gauge needle paint 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Feb 2024

    HiPo sell's the special fluorescent speed 0/gauge needle paint in different colors, the needles in my 79 F150 dash were getting very faded. I removed the dash and followed HiPo's instructions on how to paint the needles (make sure you read the instructions!) My truck is green so I replaced the dash bulbs with their green LED's and painted the gauge needles with their red paint, the gauge needles really stand out and look great!

  2. soooo much better 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Dec 2023

    my gauge needles were so faded, could see them at night, I also replaced old blubs with frosted led's. Dash used to be green but now it has a nice soft 'blue' colour and easy to see gauge needles. Wish it had little brush but used an old tooth brush worked great

  3. Gauge Needel Paint 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Nov 2023

    Worked perfectly for me. Red colour was spot on

  4. Small size is smaller than you think 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Sep 2023

    Wasn't prepared to open the shipping box and see the tiny bottles of paint. Half a thumb's length, at best. Not necessarily a negative. Just know small, is small.

  5. Gauge Needle Paint 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th Jul 2023

    Worked good, needles look good and are easier to read now.

  6. Porsche gauge needles redone 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd May 2023

    Red paint worked great on all gauge needles.


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  9. Good product works as described 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Feb 2023

    Works as described fast shipping. Good people to deal with

  10. Gauge Needle Florescent Paint 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Sep 2021

    Product worked great and needles now look like new.

  11. Awesome product! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th May 2021

    Worked perfectly and the color match was spot on!!

  12. Gauge needles like new. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Jan 2021

    Used the Fluorescent Red Restoration Paint on my '68 Mustang gauge needles and they came up like new. Easy to use and excellent results.

  13. Instrument Needle paint 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Jan 2021

    Brushes on easily and levels out nicely. Looked like new when dried. Nice product to use.

  14. Refurbed 1986 F150 gauges 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Oct 2020

    Fantastic results on all the white gauge text and orange needles. Makes me wish I had more cars to use the paint on!

  15. Repainted red over original orange 1977 Ford F-150 gauges 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Sep 2020

    This stuff is amazing! I don’t care for the original orange on the gauges of my dad’s old Ford. They were faded to white and everyone I showed the painted needles to thought I bought new gauges. Awesome!

  16. 1966 Mustang gauge needles restored 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Jun 2020

    The gauge needles on my 1966 Mustang were faded and chalking in appearance.I used the red fluorescent paint and now they look like the day the car came of the assembly line. Very pleased with the results.

  17. Exact color for 1967 Sunbeam gauges 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th May 2020

    My Smiths/Jaeger gauge needles from my 1967 Sunbeam Alpine were very faded. Thankfully, part of the needles were shaded for 50+ years and this red paint matched it perfectly! With the excellent instructions and taking your time, the results couldn't be better. Thanks HiPo Parts for all your efforts!

  18. Great 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 5th May 2020

    I painted my 1972 International Scout II gauge needles and they look great. I'm impressed with the paint, and the prep/paint tutorial on this website was fantastic. I'm very happy with the final product. I'd very highly recommend!

  19. perfect match 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 18th Sep 2019

    Took my old faded gauge needles on my 66 chevelle to better than new look. will definitely be using HI PO PARTS in the future...

  20. Perfect match for 1971 Mach I Mustang gauge needles 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Apr 2019

    Bought this paint with an ELITE SERIES 2 light kit. What a difference. Paint was easy to apply and seemed to dry pretty fast. I used the tutorial in the tech sections of this site and that helped make it simple. My needles glow again at night. Made a huge difference for a small amount of money. Thanks for offering this product.