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      01-31-2012, 12:11 AM   #45
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Guy on r3v painted needles with testors model spray paint. Came out pretty nice imo:

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      01-31-2012, 12:17 AM   #46
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No. There are 4 LEDs for the large needles and gauge faces, so you can't differentiate color between the two. The light bleeds through to both. You need colored needles.
Yes you can, You just make some paper flaps to stop the light going into the other. I also love how the needles came out.
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      01-31-2012, 12:33 AM   #47
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It is possible, all that needs to be done is leave the 6 LEDs on each side amber and change the LEDs used for the back light of the LCD screen to white.
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      01-31-2012, 12:35 AM   #48
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It is possible, all that needs to be done is leave the 6 LEDs on each side amber and change the LEDs used for the back light of the LCD screen to white.
This
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      01-31-2012, 01:50 AM   #49
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I would suggest using red VHT Night Shades to paint the needles. A couple light coats works great. Sharpie sucks! I never could get that to look right.
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      01-31-2012, 08:03 PM   #50
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It is possible, all that needs to be done is leave the 6 LEDs on each side amber and change the LEDs used for the back light of the LCD screen to white.
I didn't realize you guys were talking about differentiating LCD and gauge faces/needles. I thought the goal was different lighting to the needles than the gauge faces.

In either case, I've got an M3 DCT logic board I'd like to code to my car (before buying a complete cluster), just don't have the time to start messing around with it.\ Getting the shifting rev-limit and DCT shift lights working would make it worthwhile.
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      01-31-2012, 08:50 PM   #51
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I didn't realize you guys were talking about differentiating LCD and gauge faces/needles. I thought the goal was different lighting to the needles than the gauge faces.
I was talking about differentiating the gauge faces and needles. So you answered me by saying it was not possible with using dif color leds for each.


On another note, which testors paint exactly was used to paint the needles?
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      02-01-2012, 05:32 AM   #52
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Mine is like this. Needles are painted transparent paint.
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      02-01-2012, 06:08 AM   #53
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looks good, it's been done before but it's nice to see people share the same taste in this cool mod.
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      02-01-2012, 10:15 AM   #54
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Here are the Interior Pictures.



Looks nice, but I think would look wayy better if the panel in the middle was all white LEDs too!
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I still prefer the red, but it looks like your buddy did a quality job. Nicely done.
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Looks nice, but I think would look wayy better if the panel in the middle was all white LEDs too!
I want to try to see if we can do the center console.
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I want to try to see if we can do the center console.
Good luck. I've got the whole car done. The radio is the one that will screw it all up. It will NEVER match the rest of the car. So I am putting a tablet in its place.
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I want to try to see if we can do the center console.
Good luck. I've got the whole car done. The radio is the one that will screw it all up. It will NEVER match the rest of the car. So I am putting a tablet in its place.
It will control climate as well ?
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Good luck. I've got the whole car done. The radio is the one that will screw it all up. It will NEVER match the rest of the car. So I am putting a tablet in its place.
What type of table? and how are you going to do this?
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GmoBMW that looks awesome. How much does ur buddy charge? pls let me know. thx.
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^^ SICK! Interested in price as well.
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Look amazing! I'm interested!!
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looks clean, but now it looks like a IS250/350 gauge cluster.
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looks pretty kool
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Send me an email if anyone want to have it done.. "scorpnaz7 @ yahoo . com"
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