So the dial on the 917 isn't anything spectacular, specially when a previous owner badly painted what I think was meant to be a sacred heart on it...yes it looks like a can of mashed a-holes.
I do realize I do need to take more pictures, as in starting and I will, but deal with the text for now.
The dial was easily cleaned up using 0000 steel wool and as for the numbers, extremely easy to pry off with a small flat head screwdriver sharpened to a fine and flat point. Now that the dial has been cleaned, I need to figure out how to refurbish the dial. One idea is to use waterslide decals, another to screen print, and another to press/engrave the dial.
what to do......