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Oil Pressure/Fuel/Temp Guage Question

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I'm new here. I bought my first 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D over the weekend, a nice beige color and I am excited to get it on the road, but I ran into an issue. While I was working on my 300D to get her up to par with Maryland State inspection. I found out whilst replacing lights in the instrument cluster that the oil pressure gauge is leaking. I have a parts car, an '84 300D, that I would like to use the oil pressure/fuel/temp gauge cluster out of, but that car is rancid with mold. Is there a good way to clean the cluster to make sure that the mold does not come with it to my new '85 300D? Some electrical contact cleaner maybe? Thanks in advance!

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I would be comfortable carefully using electrical contact cleaner + canned air.

Something else to consider: Place the unit in the freeze for a day - that'd probably kill mold. On the other hand, if your new-to-you 300D doesn't harbor organic material around the instrument cluster for mold to feed on, wouldn't the mold die off? Disclaimer: Microbiology is not my field.
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I would be comfortable carefully using electrical contact cleaner + canned air.

Something else to consider: Place the unit in the freeze for a day - that'd probably kill mold. On the other hand, if your new-to-you 300D doesn't harbor organic material around the instrument cluster for mold to feed on, wouldn't the mold die off? Disclaimer: Microbiology is not my field.
Microbiology is not my field either. My concern is the mold spores or seeds (whichever they are called) have been embedded into the board (the part everything is soldered to) as it is porous and mood is very hard to kill in general. I think what I will do, is take the cluster apart and clean the oil pressure portion with some bleach or something strong. I canít get the needle to come off the peg or stud on the pressure gauge as well so it looks like the metal plate that the oil pressure/fuel/temp numbers are painted on will be washed too. If the numbers get washed off while Iím cleaning it. What paint should I use to repaint them?

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Well, I have some good news. Turns out the oil pressure gauge was replaced or repaired before, but the cluster was not cleaned after the leak. After I cleaned it, the cluster looks ten times better.
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