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06-09-2014 12:00 PM
Pennut
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Originally Posted by NewYorican89 View Post
Here ya go
Nice. The metallic black looks good. The red ring really sets it off.
06-09-2014 11:58 AM
Pennut
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Originally Posted by Irishmykl View Post
I hope you don't mind if I steal this, I love the way the blue faces look. I wish there was more blue lighting.
Blue lighting? I think they can make the numerals and hash marks blue instead of white. The bulbs themselves are white and soldered to the board. However I used to use nail polish to paint some of my white bulbs in my cars I owned years ago red. The polish could take the heat and I never had a problem with it burning or wearing off. Perhaps there is a way to paint the led bulbs with a blue tint polish? would have to be careful though to apply very little as the leds are much smaller than the old type dash bulbs.

As far as stealing, the gauge faces are one of their stock designs. I just had them add the little "Focus" logo which I didn't design in the 1st place. Would've looked better lower or even on the bottom instead of the top, but the headlights on indicator is on the bottom.
06-07-2014 07:07 PM
bama_focus
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Originally Posted by NewYorican89 View Post
Here ya go
Looking good!
06-07-2014 06:44 PM
Irishmykl I hope you don't mind if I steal this, I love the way the blue faces look. I wish there was more blue lighting.
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Okay, got my gauge face in .... finally. Nothing like trying to do work on the interior on a hot day in a parking lot with no shade.

My gauges don't stand out so much as some of the other designs I suppose as I went a more subtle route. I wanted something a bit different than stock, but something that also had an OEM look to it. I went with pearl sapphire blue, style #2 and had the Focus logo added to the tach. I originally wanted the Focus letters larger and lower, just above the pointer, but they said it would block the warning lights so they moved it up higher.



Never really noticed how cluttered the stock speedo gauge looked until compared with the Black cat one:







06-07-2014 03:41 PM
NewYorican89 Here ya go
06-07-2014 03:13 PM
bama_focus Daytime pics?
06-07-2014 03:12 PM
NewYorican89
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--I seemed to have a lot more luck when I adjusted the needles in the rest position, rather than while ignition was on.
I started noticing that every single time I thought I was finished, then my mph would be off by 5, was a but I finished. Got it close enough for me. Black guages, blue lighting, red accent
06-07-2014 12:32 PM
GoIndy98 I had a bear of a time getting needles adjusted. Some of my observations:
--I was using the Torque app with Bluetooth OBD2 adapter to check RPM, fuel level and speed. That worked great.
--The cruise control speed on the small screen was also very helpful.
--For the longest time, every time I turned engine off, the needle jump to rest position was totally unpredictable. Sometimes left, sometimes right, sometimes none at all. What eventually helped was that I started untightening the needle (counter-clockwise turn). Apparently I had pushed them down to hard. Doing this I found a sweet spot where the rest jump was repeatable.
--I seemed to have a lot more luck when I adjusted the needles in the rest position, rather than while ignition was on.

Thanks for the great thread. Very helpful.
05-22-2014 10:48 PM
2013Tuxe FYI: checked with Village Ford, and the red ST gauge needles are not sold separately.
05-19-2014 06:41 PM
Pennut My pictures of my Sapphire blue gauge faces doesn't do them justice. In the sunlight when the sunlight is hitting directly on them, they actually have a slight metallic sparkle to them. I will try to get a picture when I can in the sunlight. I actually wanted the Focus logo lower more towards the center, but they said it would be over the idiot lights when/if they illuminated. In retrospect, don't think it would have been a big deal as the idiot lights would shine through the logo anyways if it was lower. I had thought instead of putting the Focus logo in between the fuel and temp gauges, but then it would have to have been a bit smaller to fit.
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