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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:04 pm 
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i want to dye 2 of my speco gauges to match my tacho{witch is blue}
any help????????????

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 9:43 pm 
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yeah, i've heard of some paint stuff you put on them - glass paint maybe?
otherwise try the silicon sleeves, or fit LEDs in the place. if you find out what type of globe it is people usually sell LED version for cheap on eBay,.com.au

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:36 pm 
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Yeh you can but it makes the brightness pretty weak

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:26 pm 
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i put sleeves over mine but found that the need replacing every 6 months or so as they burn and go brown
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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:41 pm 
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i put sleeves over mine but found that the need replacing every 6 months or so as they burn and go brown


funny, mine go white.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:42 pm 
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what colour are they mine are green sleeves
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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:44 pm 
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if u wanna make it blue, dont even try.. if ya paint them they go a real light aqua kind of colour.. looks s**t :P

agreed with the sleeves.. look good for a few weeks.. then :(

only alternative.. Narva blue LEDS! straight swap for the globe

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:51 pm 
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yea just put the leds in, its better having the piece of mind knoin that they wont burn out like a globe, and they look a million times better

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:24 am 
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Laximah wrote:
if u wanna make it blue, dont even try.. if ya paint them they go a real light aqua kind of colour.. looks s**t :P

agreed with the sleeves.. look good for a few weeks.. then :(

only alternative.. Narva blue LEDS! straight swap for the globe


Agreed.

My trip comp and clsuter use Narva led globes, the AC panel uses coloured condoms sleeves thingys. LED Globesa re blue the sleeves came out teal (suits the car though). How does one change the AC panel lights?
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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 2:36 am 
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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:16 am 
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how bright are these Narva LED's? do they spread the light evenly?!

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 8:16 am 
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hey man that looks Ace!

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:50 am 
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How did you do that Rod?
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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:34 pm 
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yeah, are they globes or LEDs you got in that climate control?

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:58 pm 
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they are just normal LED's - different sizes due to i just used ones lieing around!

there are normally two globes in there, so i just hooked up the led's to the positive of one of the globes wires and the negative of the other.. then the otherway round for the other leds! i just did as many as i could.. coz it has to go through a sorta yellowy white silicon chip thingo to get out... looks a little lighter in real life... but better than being white!

 

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