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Mar 11, 9:26am - #122549 
blue ac controls...question?

I was wondering if any one has tried to paint the bulbs behind the ac knobs after you cut the rubber off any color blue i seen the install guide for changing the led on the stereo and ac to amber orange but was wondering if any celi owners have tried this but with a clear blue paint any help would be appreciated chao... thanks... twm , fr. oregon..usa..

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Mar 11, 9:27am - #122550 
it would probably just burn off...just go to pep boys and get another rubber cover...they are cheap thumbsup

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Mar 11, 9:29am - #122551 
Originally Posted by trog2233
it would probably just burn off...just go to pep boys and get another rubber cover...they are cheap thumbsup


yeah, just get the condoms - it's easier

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Mar 11, 9:34am - #122552 
Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by trog2233
it would probably just burn off...just go to pep boys and get another rubber cover...they are cheap thumbsup


yeah, just get the condoms - it's easier


be careful which 'condoms' you use. like the ones that go around the bulb from autozone i heard didnt work. the concescus at the time was that the condoms didnt work very well, but then someone found some thinner ones (not sure what brand/size) and said they worked fine. thumbsup

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Mar 11, 9:37am - #122553 
the paint is a very interesting idea...never heard of that and its very creative thumbsup

it actually may be worth a try, you might need to use the high heat variety (not sure, because led's do not burn nearly as hot as regular light bulbs do), but just to be safe i would (unless someone with experience says otherwise that normal paint will do fine.)

obviously you wouldneed to make the coats very light.

i'm not sure how well it would work though, paint is not very transparent and it seems to me that the light that does pass through would be the light that passes through the small 'holes' in the paint job and therefore would be unaffected by the color. on the other hand, it may work jsut fine and be both cheaper and more hassle free than buying/changing leds. (more complicated than using the 'condoms' though and probably just as expensive--$5)

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Mar 11, 9:43am - #122554 


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Mar 11, 9:51am - #122555 
Originally Posted by isaac



thumbsup - trying this soon with blue acetate

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Mar 11, 10:09am - #122556 
Originally Posted by Sultan
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thumbsup - trying this soon with blue acetate


lemme know if you find some. i've been interested in this for a while and i've visited 3 places so far (autozone, wal-mart, target) and havnt found blue yet. all i see is red.

i guess i have to go try looking at an arts & craft store maybe? worth a try.

or have you found some already?

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Mar 11, 10:13am - #122557 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
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thumbsup - trying this soon with blue acetate


lemme know if you find some. i've been interested in this for a while and i've visited 3 places so far (autozone, wal-mart, target) and havnt found blue yet. all i see is red.

i guess i have to go try looking at an arts & craft store maybe? worth a try.

or have you found some already?



wait a minute that acetate is that just like colored clear plastic.. if so i know where you can get some..

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Mar 11, 10:14am - #122558 
I have a huge roll - I'll give you some when I'm finished modding thumbsup

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Mar 11, 10:17am - #122559 
I used the paint, don't try it

it'll burn to the bulbs, smoke, and then cause them to break

then, you get to buy a $60 control board.

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Mar 11, 10:22am - #122560 
try 00cericaruss' bulb covers: www.rjautoworks.com thumbsup


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Mar 11, 11:16am - #122561 
Originally Posted by Sultan
I have a huge roll - I'll give you some when I'm finished modding thumbsup


sweet..seriously..i'll pay for shipping (or can you tell me where you got it from?).

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Mar 11, 11:17am - #122562 
Originally Posted by ravadude338
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by isaac



thumbsup - trying this soon with blue acetate


lemme know if you find some. i've been interested in this for a while and i've visited 3 places so far (autozone, wal-mart, target) and havnt found blue yet. all i see is red.

i guess i have to go try looking at an arts & craft store maybe? worth a try.

or have you found some already?



wait a minute that acetate is that just like colored clear plastic.. if so i know where you can get some..


it's much better/easier if you use tape. i'm sure you could do it with plastic just as well though.

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Mar 11, 12:24pm - #122563 
I just covered my entire led housing (the same area rice covered with the rubylith) with reflective tape, then wraped the the posts with EL wire.

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Mar 11, 12:57pm - #122564 
yea i just covered it with blue acetate...works fine...ill get pics up soon...i have a lot left if anyone needs some grin


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Mar 11, 6:21pm - #122565 
anyone got orange acetate or know if it works well? I havnt seen anyone do orange conversions

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Mar 11, 6:30pm - #122566 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by Sultan
I have a huge roll - I'll give you some when I'm finished modding thumbsup


sweet..seriously..i'll pay for shipping (or can you tell me where you got it from?).



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Mar 11, 7:16pm - #122567 
i painted mine red...it works..


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Mar 11, 11:28pm - #122568 
I tried painting mine with blue fingernail polish and it just burned off. Any suggestions for making them blue.

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Mar 12, 1:00am - #122569 
Originally Posted by badazzgt
I tried painting mine with blue fingernail polish and it just burned off. Any suggestions for making them blue.

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Mar 12, 1:30am - #122570 
Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
yea i just covered it with blue acetate...works fine...ill get pics up soon...i have a lot left if anyone needs some grin


can you put a up a pic of ur ac knobs, because blue is what i want to do too. thanks

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Mar 12, 2:01pm - #122571 
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Mar 12, 2:14pm - #122572 
Im using RoMkApOmKa and should be done sometime today. Ill try adn get some pics up asap

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Mar 14, 12:16am - #122573 
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Mar 14, 1:11am - #122574 
Originally Posted by DaRealDeal21
Im using RoMkApOmKa and should be done sometime today. Ill try adn get some pics up asap

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Mar 14, 12:06pm - #122575 
Originally Posted by Sultan
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
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I have a huge roll - I'll give you some when I'm finished modding thumbsup


sweet..seriously..i'll pay for shipping (or can you tell me where you got it from?).



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hell ya--thanks thumbsup

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Mar 14, 2:51pm - #122576 
no problem bro...


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Mar 14, 3:54pm - #122577 
i tired every possible way and i cant get it to work. I think when my car was broken into and the dash was jacked up, may have something to do with it though

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