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Old 02-17-2006, 10:56 PM
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Originally Posted by crazy_kat_matt
heres mine that i just did tonight..im happy with this..props for a very thorough write up..

Nice, I think I may try this one.
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Old 02-22-2006, 06:54 PM
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What are the size of the leds? are they the same size as the ones behind the clock, I would rather just switch the led
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Old 02-28-2006, 07:31 AM
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Someone estimated 1411 LED. I didn't take it apart and measure, but when I eyeballed it I figured the same. I think I'm going to order that size LED and hope for the best!

Can anyone confirm what size LED they are?
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:08 AM
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i did this mod and it works great so far. i faded the colors from blue to red left to right. just color the left one the color you want it, then the right one the other color that you want, and the middle light color the left half the left color and the right half the right. looks really cool, ill get a pic up soon.
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Old 03-16-2006, 05:52 AM
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Originally Posted by bassist1217
you can cut sections of those pieces of film they use to color stage lights...i can't remember the name, but you know what i'm talking about? the square clear colored film that goes over the spotlight and makes it colored?
You're talking about gel sheets. If anyone wants to try this method, google "gel sheet."
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Old 03-16-2006, 08:30 AM
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I did this last knight looks good I did it green only prob is that it seems a little dark. Ill fool around with it though.
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Old 04-26-2006, 06:07 AM
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this could also be a tech article on how to replace gauge faces haha.
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Old 04-27-2006, 04:18 AM
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In trying to figure out if I want to attempt this probably very simple task, I found this site for some gels that seemed cheap. They have a huge spectrum. I literally googled "gel sheet". Are these the right things??

http://www.prolightingsupplies.com/s...9f9ffe01afd46d
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Old 04-29-2006, 06:34 AM
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This is old school but helpful!
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Old 04-29-2006, 07:16 AM
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In trying to figure out if I want to attempt this probably very simple task, I found this site for some gels that seemed cheap. They have a huge spectrum. I literally googled "gel sheet". Are these the right things??
http://www.prolightingsupplies.com/s...9f9ffe01afd46d
Yep, that's what he was talking about. This is the GAM brand. Roscolux & Lee are probably better known, but any brand should work fine for this application.

Suggestion, you might try wandering into the theater department at your local high school or community college. (Or community theater.) Find either the teacher or the "lighting guys." Tell em you want to use gel for a project and ask if anyone has a swatch book around you can look at. Trust me, someone will. (Techs are usually a touch impressed whenever someone actually manages to find us and will generally help you out.) Its hard to pick a color gel w/o actually holding it up to the light to see exactly how dark it is.

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Old 05-04-2006, 06:07 PM
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Mine faded... now it matches the rest of the interior orange almost perfectly... which is cool and not so cool. How do I get the orange off of it now? LOL. I went with a different color scheme and want to go Purple... better yet, bring it back to white and I make my own gauge overlay with an overhead transparency sheet. lol.
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Old 05-14-2006, 01:54 AM
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looks good but i think im going to use the transparency sheets, looks like it will last a bit longer
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Old 05-14-2006, 08:24 AM
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The best thing to do is when you have the spedo out....tond color the LED's they fade out.....color the piece of plastic projecting the led light...thats what i did and its been like that for over 2 months same bright red as the first day!!
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Old 08-06-2006, 04:01 PM
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How long does this take to fade? T_T Any results of LED size/Gel sheets?
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Old 08-14-2006, 05:54 PM
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sorry guys I didnt have my xB long enough to see it fade out... its a cool mod if your broke and bored :D
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:59 AM
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Default Too poor to replace the fading ink?! This is for you!!!

Okay, here it goes!

Materials:
-Scizzors
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-Folder's with little see through tab thingies!


Cut and tape the tabs to the BACK of the Vynil(?) speedo face, wherever you want color, and for the back of the actual large white area, I used a highlighter on a piece of tracing paper! (dont actually tape it to the plastic part, I decided to put it on the vynil afterwards, and forgot to take pics)


Put it back together, and noone knows you did anything at all!



UNTIL the lights go out!!!



Make multiple pieces of tracing paper, in different colors, and change it out whenever your tired of the color!



The end! Hasnt started fading yet, but who knows!
Thats my mod thanks!
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:11 PM
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thats sweet!
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Old 08-30-2006, 11:16 PM
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That is cool! I like that. Very creative!
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Old 12-24-2006, 02:18 AM
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OMG!! i am going to do this.^^^^^ the yellow looks great.
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Old 12-24-2006, 03:57 AM
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amazin idea
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