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Old 11-16-2011, 01:31 PM   #1
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Photoshop request!

Hello all! Could you give this car a matte black look on all areas? The wheels too if that isn't too much. I'm trying to think of how a Tron type theme would look. So I want to start with a matte black base and then if you guys could, the blue color from the picture below in the creases from the fender vents that follow back down the body, where the trunk connects to the body, the door jambs, and the edges of the hood. Someday maybe some LEDS in the wheels too ;).

So my end goal is something like my crude painted one below but matte black and using LEDs and not paint.


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If I get a chance later ... I will try a version of it.

Interesting idea. I think it would actually look best on a darker car ... but still can see.

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Well I would plan to wrap it in vinyl for a flat black look before the LEDs. I wouldn't want that blue with the silver too much.

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Old 11-17-2011, 11:09 PM   #4
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How hard is it to wire up LEDs? anyone here know?
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There is a guy in our local area that does it ... I can ask him.

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Old 11-18-2011, 05:03 PM   #6
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Thanks Ray!
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I have to imagine it would be illegal to drive with all those LED's on..
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True ... but it would be a show piece I would imagine.

Well, SlateTheGreat, I sent him a message.

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Old 11-19-2011, 03:04 PM   #9
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Yes definitely a show piece. Something to sit at the top of the canyon with after a late night run ;)

Anyone want to attempt the photo shop?


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PS I'm wondering, because I would wrap the car in flat black before hand, how hard it would be to maybe lay the LEDs under the vinyl and cut a slit over the top of them? Idk I'm just brainstorming right now

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Hey got the PM from Ray, Wiring them up isn't terribly hard just tedious and time consuming. After looking at what you are trying to do with your project I wouldn't go with LED's. There is a type of luminescent rope thing (that for some reason I am having a hard time finding right now) that is flexible and has no LED's on them. People use it all the time for TRON projects and I know it exists because the Electronics store near hear (EPO Houston) has them in a number of colors including the blue you are looking for.

Not exactly but close to what I was talking about.


As for the Wheel LED's where you planning to back light them so it shines through the spokes or actualy mounting light on the wheels themselves?

As for the wiring the hardest part is going to be running them all over the car, do you know how to solder? With that much lighting I would find out how much of a draw will be on the system and wire in a fuse for sure, I would also suggest a RF switch so you could have a device that looks like a key fob and turn it on from a distance. RF remote example. For this setup you won't have to go through the firewall I think but the idea is to hide all the wiring so I am not to sure without trying it myself.

Any other questions just ask here and I am happy to help. Like the idea BTW.

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