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Old 10-10-2009, 01:01 PM
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Post News for you guys out there changing cluster light colors!

i have an 06 ranger sport 3.0 and recently tried to change the cluster color to complete red, came with green and red.. me and a friend of mine tried to put roscolux behind the green because the green wouldnt wipe off with acetone.. it worked but the cluster numbers where so dim that i had trouble reading them..so i ripped it back out and recently found a site that carried any lighting product you could possibly want..
Superbrightleds.com if it helps any of you out..
im going to try red leds in place of my stock white lights and see if theres any color change.. just waiting on the money..
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:18 PM
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I believe you need to sand off the original paint before you apply new stuff
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:21 PM
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Yes to properly get rid of the green back there use a wet sand paper to get it off. Be careful to not do it hard because it will then show scratches when your done.
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:24 PM
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we tried the acetone and even a knife to try and see if its made into it and it seems to be so far as i know sandpaper wont work but i dont know much on the subject.. im just going to try red leds and hope it will overpower the green..
this is on a 06 ranger..
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:30 PM
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I bet you cant get it to overpower the green and look right

I have done it do like I said get the 1500 grit wet sand paper and lightly go over it. it will come off

Here are my pictures from when I did it



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Old 10-10-2009, 01:38 PM
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ok sounds great thanks for the help i thought it was colored plastic made into the cluster..didnt think the color will come off.. how did you get the needles off though? ive trid to tug on them but im afraid of breaking them..??
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:41 PM
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How did you paint the plate without taking off the needles?
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:43 PM
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Here is a video it is actually simple

Just spin it clock wise and kinda pull up at the same time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yKfrfMbdVI
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:56 PM
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first it was not paint its called roscolux its a colored lens plastic that comes in rolls used for band lighting and i just placed it behind the face....ok thanks for all yalls help ill post piks when i get time and money to do it lol
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:58 PM
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U could probably still the roscolux stuff once you sand the green off and will look good

People have used those plug in led bulbs but the aim of them is bad and you get hot spots so it looks bad.

Hot spots as in more light in one spot than another spot


Only way to do a LED for a gauge is to solder in the little leds and that is time consuming and expensive
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:04 PM
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yea ... that site i posted superbright leds makes direct fit leds that will go into place of the stock light without modifying it.. so idk what route ima go with yet but man that video makes it look so easy lol..
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:36 PM
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plug-in sucks. the only way for uniform light across the cluster is running plug-ins and led strips from oznium.com.
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:20 AM
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i will keep that in mind if it dosent turn out,, thanks...
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:26 PM
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first it was not paint its called roscolux its a colored lens plastic that comes in rolls used for band lighting and i just placed it behind the face....ok thanks for all yalls help ill post piks when i get time and money to do it lol
oh boy.. rosco... i cut so much of that shit for par 56's i wanted to rip out my hair
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Old 10-12-2009, 10:29 AM
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haha damn thats alot of cutting.. i havent done that myself but a good firend of mine has a band and i would always help him with lighting and setting up
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