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Old 01-24-2011, 04:58 PM
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Default Changed colors on stock black Cluster

I got ahold of another tach cluster and wanted to try something different then LED'ing it. I started by sanding the backs down with wet/dry paper. I went to hobby lobby and bought red, blue and purple dream catcher paint. It is for plastic and glass.

This stuff is AMAZING! It dries almost like a gel. I tape off the cluster and poured the paint in. I spread it around to coat evenly. After all the paint was on I set it on a level surface so it could self level. It is just as think as what the tape was.

I had my head flash light behind the gauge.

Here are the pics. The blue looks exactly like my other black cluster with the LED.

MPH - Blue

KMH - Purple (hard to see)

T. S. - Blue

Indicators- RED




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Old 01-24-2011, 05:01 PM
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that is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

I need to do this!
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:07 PM
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Looks really good.
Gonna try the HVAC also?
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:14 PM
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yeah gonna give the HVAC a shot tomoro.

I made up some plugs for the cluster so when I'm done I can bench test it without goin to my truck and freezing my balls off! I'll post a pic of the whole cluster powered on when finished.
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:18 PM
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Default Re: Changed colors on stock black Cluster

Nice job.

I tried some "dream catcher" paint in green, but it dried kinda lumpy & uneven. I washed it all back off & used duplicolor metalcast green (same stuff used to paint tail lights, just in red). It worked great, but I chickened out when it came to removing / re-calibrating my needles & just left my old overlays in.

You can drop in some white plug-in led's & the colors will really pop.
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:21 PM
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^^^ Yeah i'll check out those led plug and plays, my flashlight I used in the pic is led so it should be similar when finished.
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:45 PM
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Niiiiiiiice!! Thats awesome man!
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Old 01-24-2011, 05:51 PM
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Nice. Can't wait to see that in action!
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:13 PM
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Looks great so far. Can't wait to see it once it's installed!
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:15 PM
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Pics of the finished product please!
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:17 PM
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That came out ideally.
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Old 01-24-2011, 06:44 PM
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Yo, if this comes out good i may do this
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:03 PM
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Okay guys, here is the "final" look. It is alot different color blue than with a White LED from my flashlight. It is still blue, but not as smooth and soft if you will. The purple for the KMH does not light up well. There are a few "blotchy" spots so I might have to hit it again with the paint.

I put in a stock color gear gauge so you can see the difference over stock green.

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Old 01-24-2011, 10:06 PM
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Its a little shaky
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:08 PM
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hold on! got another

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try that! took a new pic
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