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paint my needles #131861 Mar 22, 11:46am Mar 22, 11:46am
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paint my needles
k so i go my new guges from russ and they r sweet i got the blue leds too...my guestion is should i paint my cleared neeedles will the blue show more or justt leave them cleared thanks

Re: paint my needles [Re: celica2nv] #131862 Mar 22, 11:48am Mar 22, 11:48am
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you wont see blue at all unless you paint them, the light from the led will pass through it and show on the outside of the bezel.

get a peice of vynil and stick it on, thats what i would do, because you can take it off and change it easier.

Re: paint my needles [Re: celica2nv] #131863 Mar 22, 2:26pm Mar 22, 2:26pm
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i can see the eblue but its not too bright...what do you think of naail polish

Re: paint my needles [Re: celica2nv] #131864 Mar 22, 2:28pm Mar 22, 2:28pm
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that would work... get ur GF or mom to do it for you, they wont screw up rofl

Re: paint my needles [Re: celica2nv] #131865 Mar 22, 2:35pm Mar 22, 2:35pm
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lol...its sad to say but i can know how to use it. thanks thumbsup

Re: paint my needles [Re: spaztikid] #131866 Mar 22, 5:42pm Mar 22, 5:42pm
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
that would work... get ur GF or mom to do it for you, they wont screw up rofl


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA... thumbsup

Re: paint my needles [Re: celica2nv] #131867 Mar 22, 5:50pm Mar 22, 5:50pm
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hahaha yeah. i just used a sharpie.looks pretty good really.

Re: paint my needles [Re: celica2nv] #131868 Mar 22, 6:12pm Mar 22, 6:12pm
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just use a blue sharpie thumbsup


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Re: paint my needles [Re: celica2nv] #131869 Mar 22, 7:16pm Mar 22, 7:16pm
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if you paint them blue, it will show better and also be blue during the daytime...so paint em thumbsup


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Re: paint my needles [Re: VSGTS14] #131870 Mar 22, 7:40pm Mar 22, 7:40pm
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Originally Posted by VSGTS14
if you paint them blue, it will show better and also be blue during the daytime...so paint em thumbsup

thumbsup thumbsup

Re: paint my needles [Re: celica2nv] #131871 Mar 22, 8:12pm Mar 22, 8:12pm
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I used a red sharpie for mine and it still shows through, not the best at night though. Since I used a red led for the tach near the end, the needle glows brighter and brighter as you close in on redline. The speedo needle is boring though. I will be re-doing them in blue because my calibration is a bit of so I gotta try to get them more accurate. Btw, anybody what rpm's I would be in at 65 on the highway? Probably 3rd gear would be more accurate if I get the rpm's right. I'll just be setting cruise when I get to the right rpm and put in on 65.

Re: paint my needles [Re: OneShotUno] #131872 Mar 22, 9:18pm Mar 22, 9:18pm
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i got all red leds for my gauges. i was thinking of leaving them white because my gauge face is black and my numbers is white. any helpful criticisms?

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