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Hello All,

Anyone can enlighten me why some all black 806 Navitimer dials look more glossy than others? Like this one attached look more glossy / shinny than some others I have seen?
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I don’t think there are glossy and non glossy. Probably just differences in overall condition, as well as camera reflection of the crystal.


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watcher_watch wrote:
Hello All,

Anyone can enlighten me why some all black 806 Navitimer dials look more glossy than others? Like this one attached look more glossy / shinny than some others I have seen?
Thank you!


There’s definitely different in the gloss of the dials, the early AOPA’s are very often less glossy, whether it has to do with exposure to sun (sunlight causes the lacquer to degrade over years), I don’t know for sure, but it’s a qualified guess.
But a new crystal obviously makes any dial more glossy.
1955 AOPA Navitimer with matte dial attached.

Kurt B http://www.kurt-b.com


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Thank you.
Yes, that’s what I meant. How come some dials become more glossy than others over time.
So I guess it was the difference in material that caused them to differ over time.


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